Fayetteville Bed Bug Control
Today, bed bugs remain to be a major problem in many parts of the world, including the United States. In Fayetteville, and the surrounding areas, the bed bug infestation numbers have been on the rise. Several factors have contributed to these cases, including increased international and domestic travel, lessened use of certain chemicals because of environmental concerns, bed bug resistance to some chemicals, and also the basic challenge of maintaining bed bug infestation.
At All Seasons Pest Control NC, we have a team of qualified technicians, with the necessary training to offer bed bud control and treatment solutions to our Fayetteville clients.
Identifying Bed Bug Infestation
Just like all other pest infestations, you are more likely to start noticing signs of bed bugs before you find the insect. The most common signs of bed buds include little red or brown stains on your mattress, bedsheets, or pajamas, as well as red bites on your skin. Also, you can check the seams of your mattress, and near the edges and cracks of your furniture for bed bugs and bed bug eggs.
Bed bugs are tiny oval-shaped, reddish-brown insects, with an approximate length of 6 – 9 mm. Their eggs are white and oval-shaped, and about 1 mm long. These insects are nocturnal, meaning they hide during the day in crevices and cracks.
The common places where you should expect bed bugs to hide include:
- Beneath carpets
- Behind wallpaper
Our Bed Bug Inspection Process
Finding bed bugs is a hard task, and it can be more challenging when you don’t know where to look. That’s the reason why you should consider contacting specialists in pest control whenever you spot any signs of bed bugs in your home.
When you schedule a bed bug inspection with our Fayetteville specialists, they will come and do a comprehensive bed bug inspection in your home. Our technicians will inspect your house, and search for bed bugs in carpeting, furniture, cracks, and linens. In case our experts find any signs of live or dead bed bugs, bed bug eggs, and other signs like fecal or small bloodstains, they will advise you on the right treatment option for your home.
We Provide Green Bed Bug Control and Treatment Solutions
At All Seasons Pest Control NC, we offer different bed bug treatment methods. These methods depend on the size of your home, the size of the bed bug infestation, as well as your personal preferences. Our bed bug treatment options are very rigorous and can take several hours because of the insect’s habit. Once the treatment procedure is done, we normally enforce a vacancy period of at least 4 hours. After the treatment, you don’t have to discard your furniture or mattress.
Preventive Bed Bug Maintenance in Fayetteville
If you travel regularly and believe that you are more susceptible to bed bug infestation, contact All Seasons Pest Control NC to schedule a bed bug inspection. However, there are certain ways in which you can protect yourself from bed bug infestation when traveling. Some of these ways are:
- Inspect all the bedsheets, mattresses, comforters, as well as bed skirts for sings of bloodstains
- Check the headboard, bedframe, and nightstand for signs of bed bugs
- Always keep your luggage in plastic bags, and on a luggage rack
- Inspect your luggage again before packing to when returning home
Although traveling is the most obvious way to get you exposed to bed bugs, here are other ways in which you can accidentally move bed bugs to your home. Therefore, it’s much easier to take certain preventive measures to reduce the risk of bed bug infestation. These ways include:
- Buying mattress and box frame plastic covers
- Washing all comforters, bed sheets, and pillowcases with hot water
- Carefully inspect any luggage, furniture, pillows, and throw rugs before buying them.
Fayetteville FAQs About Bed Bugs
- How can you get bed bugs?
There’s a common myth that bed bugs can only be found in dirty areas. However, cleaning your home will not prevent bed bug infestation. Surprisingly, you can even find bed bugs in the cleanest 5 start restaurants. Mostly, bed bugs are spread through traveling, but they can also be found in public places like offices, movie theaters, and public transportation.
Bed bugs can be transmitted by hiding in bags, purses, luggage, or clothes, thus finding their way into your home. You should note that these pests can live for 2 months without a meal. Once in your house, bed bugs can look for a place where they can find a meal, like a couch or a mattress and lay eggs.
- Are these insects dangerous?
Even though bed bugs are a nuisance, they don’t transmit diseases. Also, they don’t bore into your skin, but they insert their mouthparts into your skin to suck blood. This, in return, causes an allergic reaction for some people and can lead to itching, irritation, and swelling. Although bed bugs are not considered to be dangerous, you should always let a professional deal with your bed bug infestation immediately you notice them in your home.
- How can a person know if they have been bitten by a bed bug?
Except if you find bed bugs in your home, it can be a challenge to know that you have been bitten by a bed bug. Their bites resemble a flea bite or a mosquito bite, and the bite area will swell a bit and can turn red.
Certain people don’t show any signs of a bed bug bite, but others will find the bite irritating or itchy, while others may have allergic side effects, where the bite becomes much more swollen and can be very painful.
- Can I get rid of bed bugs without professional help?
There are different DIY bed bug treatment methods like bed bug fumigators and bombs—but they are not effective. Rather than dealing with the problem, these solutions only kill the insects exposed to the fumes.
Because the bed bugs mostly hide in furniture, beneath carpets, or behind wallpaper, the fumes cannot reach them. Generally, these DIY methods just delay the process of getting professional, thus allowing the bed bug infestation to grow.