Quest Termite & Pest Bed Bug Control
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If you don’t seek out bed bug exterminator treatment, bed bugs can be a growing problem. The reason? These infamous and elusive pests can multiply exponentially once inside your home or office. Left untreated, a single pregnant bed bug can explode into a thousand within a month. Without the trained eye of a bed bug exterminator specialist, they are nearly impossible to spot, and even the cleanest homes are not safeguarded, since any visitor can carry them in unknowingly.
Get Rid of These Nightmare Bugs with a Quest Termite and Pest Treatment. Our bed bug treatment technicians will develop an in-depth plan to eliminate your bed bug problem so you can sleep peacefully at night, and avoid worries. Our Bed Bug Exterminators will conduct a thorough FREE inspection of your home or office and then develop a custom-tailored bed bug treatment plan right-sized for you. After all, no two homes are alike, why should your bed bug treatment plan be?
Background on Bed Bugs & Prevention
Bed bugs can be found in almost any place where you, your family and your pets sleep or rest — which means having an infestation can quickly impact your overall well-being.
Bed bugs typically hide in places like seams in mattresses and box springs, cracks in bed frames, under loose wallpaper, behind picture frames, and inside furniture and upholstery. Occasionally people pick up bed bugs in theaters or on buses and trains. They also can bring them into their home on clothing, bedding, luggage, or firewood.
Effects on Mental Health
Once you’ve identified bed bugs as the cause of bites or other issues in your home, it can cause stress, anxiety and even sleeplessness, leading to an overall decreased quality of life.
Bed bugs don’t damage furniture and other items like termites and other pests can, but they are nearly impossible to eradicate yourself once they’ve infiltrated your space. That means you need to hire a professional to eliminate them.
Additionally, if you own or run a hotel, vacation rental or bed and breakfast, an infestation could lead to losing out on bookings because of your bed bug problem.
Preventing Bed Bugs in Your Home
Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent bed bugs from settling into your living areas:
- Avoid used bedding and furniture: Bed bugs are masters at hiding, so if you bring used bedding and furniture into your home, it’s possible you’re bringing bed bugs in as well. If you do end up getting used furniture items, make sure they are from a trusted source since they’d be much less likely to be harboring these pests.
- Be vigilant when traveling: Inspecting your hotel room and luggage for signs of bed bugs before you unpack can help you avoid bringing them home with you.
If you suspect a bed bug infestation, it’s crucial that you act immediately. We’re trained to locate and eradicate bed bugs effectively, giving you peace of mind.
Bed Bug Behavior
Bed bugs feed on humans, usually at night when we’re asleep. They feed by piercing our skin with their elongated mouthparts, which consist of two stylets. One stylet has a groove that carries saliva into the wound, while the other has a groove through which body fluids from the host are taken in.
A single feeding may take up to 10 minutes, and feels like a pin prick, but because feeding usually occurs at night when people are asleep they are not aware they have been bitten until afterwards. However, saliva injected during the feeding can later produce large swellings on the skin that itch and may become irritated and infected when scratched. Swelling may not develop until a day or more after feeding, and some people do not show symptoms. Bed bugs currently are not considered to be disease carriers.
Distinguishing bed bug bites from the bites of other arthropods such as mosquitoes, fleas, and spiders is difficult. People often confuse itching bed bug welts for mosquito bites. The only way you really can confirm bed bugs are the cause is to find the bugs in your bed or bedroom. Often people are bitten when traveling, making diagnosis even more difficult.
In addition to the direct injury to humans, bed bugs have stink glands that leave odors. They also leave unsightly fecal spots on bed sheets and around their hiding places. These spots are darkish red in color, roughly round, and can be very small.
Female bed bugs lay 200 to 500 tiny, white eggs in batches of 10 to 50 on rough surfaces such as wood or paper. Glue-like material covers the eggs, which hatch in about 10 days. After hatching occurs, the eggshells frequently remain stuck in place.
Bed bugs can go without feeding for 80 to 140 days. Older stages of young can survive longer without feeding than younger ones, and adults have survived without food for as long as 550 days. A bed bug can take six times its weight in blood, and feeding can take 3 to 10 minutes. Adults live about 10 months, and there can be up to 3 to 4 generations of bed bugs per year.
BED BUGS DO NOT DISCRIMINATE – Bed bugs are increasingly showing up in homes, apartments, hotels, dormitories, and vehicles throughout the US. They hitch rides in luggage, boxes, shoes, and other mobile objects. Infestations are not tied to unsanitary living areas. World-class hotels have reported the problem. Since they are mostly nocturnal, you may have no idea they’re present.
At Quest Termite & Pest, we provide an extensive range of pest control services to our valued customers in Lehigh Valley, Bucks County and the surrounding areas.
We are skilled at protecting you and your family from bed bugs. We use the most viable and sustainable solutions in our world-class service offerings for residential and commercial infestation treatment needs.
About Quest Termite & Pest Bed Bug Specialists
We are a family-owned and operated company in Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey, and we pride ourselves on providing full-service pest management that takes care of bed bugs, mice, termites, wasps and a wide variety of other pests.
Call Quest Termite & Pest Management today if you suspect a Bed Bug infestation and we’ll schedule a FREE inspection with one of our licensed and skilled Bed Bug exterminators serving the greater Lehigh Valley.