About Bed Bugs
They are a pest that you don’t want to simply ignore…ever. We are invested in helping Galt residents find relief from these annoying insects. The treatment process can be very strenuous and tedious, depending on the level of severity.
It’s essential, as an outstanding treatment provider, to stay up to date on the latest methods and treatments for pests in the area. Maybe even more so when it comes to bed bugs because of their resistance to a majority of traditional pest solutions.
The majority of our clients question how they could have gotten bed bugs in their property and the answer could include:
- Hotel rooms
- Used home furnishings or clothing
- Movie theaters
- Public transport
- Places of work
- Dining establishments
It can be difficult to speicifically determine where they came from, but our exterminators are here to help you achieve the relief you desire regardless. Sometimes, homeowners will not have desirable results in regards to trying to eradicate them without the assistance of a licensed bed bug specialist.
Since they start multiplying very quickly, we recommend you contact us or another professional Galt bed bug service provider at the very first indication of a potential outbreak; even if you’ve only found one so far. We carry out a clear process for handling and treating these situations which we’ll explain a bit more below before you call us.
Galt Bed Bug Inspections
Even though customers who call to find out about our treatments have already concluded they have bed bugs, we typically still perform an inspection before any treatments begin. In so doing we can better discover just how bad the situation is and also what needs to be done prior to the first application. Due to the fact that they are small and not easy to track down, it’s better to have a trained pest professional do it. We encourage you to do your own inspection but our professionals know exactly where to look to determine if they’re present.
Our technician will investigate the area you suspect bed bugs are active, checking all the places they prefer to hide. Our responsibility is to locate any signs of active ones. This could be the bed bugs themselves (live or dead), the skin they’ve shed, eggs, or any tiny spots of fecal material. Finding any of these things will establish they are present and then we can proceed with our recommended action of treatment.
Course of Action
At the time we’ve assessed your home we are able to determine the most effective method of treatment. Our technician will discuss your options based on their findings after the inspection and will take your preferences into consideration.
We encourage you to ask any questions regarding our treatment service at this time, before the first application takes place. We value the wellbeing of you and your family, so we can address any concerns you have and put your mind at ease.
Once you’ve agreed to the approach our technicians suggest, we can begin the treatment process. While there are occasions when one application is enough to eradicate the bed bugs, many times it will take at least two applications, if not 3 or 4. It depends on the level of infestation.
In addition, you can request that we come back at a scheduled time in the future to make sure they have not came back and to inform you of any other possible pest concerns that might be at risk of developing.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
You’ve probably already done an online search for these bugs to find out what they look like. They are small (4-5 mm long), flat, oval and a red-brown color. Normally they’ll be brownish in color but if you find one that has just completed feeding or soon after, it will be more red in color.ERE TO LOOK
They only require blood for food. Sadly, they don’t require a lot of it to survive. In fact, they are able to sometimes go up to a year without a blood meal. They come out at night while you’re sleeping to feed on you. They’ll hide in almost any crack or crevice in the room and your bed, such as inside electrical outlets, wall decor, your bedding, your frame and, in some cases, furniture.
Females can lay anywhere from 1 to 5 eggs in a given day and up to 500 eggs in their life-time. If given an ample food supply they can live as long as 300 days if not longer; something to consider!
Signs of Active Bed Bugs
Now there are generally a variety of signs that would verify active bedbugs in your home. As an example, actually observing them can be one definite sign of an issue. While they are small, adult ones are about the size of an apple seed, so they are detectable if you’re searching.
Yet another sign that will reveal a situation is their skin casings. When younger ones mature into adults they will lose their present skin, leaving it where ever it may drop. This may be on your mattress, furniture, etc.
Additionally, they defecate just like many bugs and typically do so anywhere they’re hiding. So if they have decided to hide in your mattress seams, you will recognize darkish blotches which is actually their blood and/or fecal matter.
Lastly, waking up with several bites on your body is a sign of them. However, other bugs can be the cause. Therefore, you don’t want to immediately assume it’s bedbugs if you’re waking up with bites every morning, unless you’ve identified more signs that confirm the presence of them.