Bed Bug Control

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have largely been thought of as being a problem of the past. Unfortunately, we are now experiencing a widespread recurrence of bed bugs in the United States and abroad. The most significant factor that explains their return is the increase in international travel. Bed bugs easily get into clothing or luggage and are brought home. Even the finest hotels are not immune.

A bed bug does not actually live under your skin, but will simply drink a few drops of blood while you are sleeping. You cannot feel its bite, even though it is actually piercing the skin. Although some saliva will get into the bite, bed bugs are not known to pass on any diseases to humans.

While many bed bugs hide in mattresses, some may also hide in a sofa or chair or behind wallpaper or pictures. Thoroughness is the only real way to get rid of bed bugs. Every corner and crevice needs to be searched. As you might guess, this means that simply getting rid of an infected mattress will not completely solve the problem.

Bed bug bites often cause redness and some swelling. Antihistamines and corticosteroids may be given to help relieve the itching. Approximately 50% of bed bug victims do not show any evidence of bites. These tenacious pests are about 3/8″ long and are visible to the naked eye. Amazingly, they are able to go without food for as long as a year. After getting their fill of blood, the females will lay eggs in batches of up to 200 at a time.

Since their reappearance, researchers have found that the new bed bugs are much more resistant to chemicals that have previously been in use. Insecticides that are often used for roaches and similar insects are ineffective for bed bugs. Bed bugs, in particular, require professional pest control management.

Dealing with bed bugs can be distressing and complex, as they are resilient pests that hide in hard-to-reach places and resist many common treatment methods. That’s where Flexible Pest Services comes in. Our bed bug control experts are trained to tackle infestations with the most effective and advanced strategies available today. We understand the behavior of bed bugs and use targeted approaches to eradicate them from your home or business. Our thorough treatment plan includes meticulous inspection and intervention, ensuring that every potential hiding spot is addressed. With Flexible Pest Services, you can rest easy knowing that our professionals are committed to providing a bed bug-free environment. Let us help you reclaim your space from these intrusive pests.