Bed bugs are a small pest making a big comeback in the United States.
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are a type of wingless insect found worldwide that feeds on the blood of humans and other animals.
They are about ¼ inch long with oval, flattened bodies. Their color ranges from white – newly hatched – to dark brownish-red. They are sometimes mistaken for ticks or cockroaches.
These tiny pests feed mostly at night and live in cracks and crevices, making identification sometimes difficult. Signs to look for include small, rust-colored spots on furnishings, especially around mattress seams. These are bed bug droppings and blood spots. At first, you may notice them in mattresses. Later, as the infestation worsens, you may find bed bugs in bed frames, baseboards, door casings, wallpaper,and furniture.
Bed bugs are biting insects, and red, itchy welts are an indication of an infestation. Bed bugs aren’t known to transmit diseases but can cause embarrassment and discomfort. Bites occur when the pest is drawing blood, and saliva injected during the bite can cause itching, swelling, or infection.
A bed bug infestation is not a reflection of poor sanitation or housekeeping.
Infestations occur because bed bugs travel so easily, transported on clothes, luggage, personal items,or even furniture. Bed bugs glue their eggs to surfaces and are difficult to remove, making them easy to transport from one place to another.
We begin with a thorough inspection to identify all areas of infestation. We then recommend a pest management program that integrates the application of pesticides, the use of steam generating devices, and the installation of encasement materials to prevent future occurrences. Our treatment will be designed to meet the needs of your home and family.
For a free inspection, call 1 (877) 464-4684, OR 1 (201) 519-7262 today or complete the Free Inspection Request form. One of GOTHAM Pest Control's qualified pest control experts will conduct a complimentary, no-obligation bed bug inspection. Then they'll thoroughly explain our bed bug treatment options so you can choose the one that works for you.