Bed bugs are small wingless insects that feed on human blood. Adult bed bugs can reach 5mm in length, but young bed bugs can be virtually impossible to see. They live in mattress seams, sheets, comforters, bed frames, and baseboards. Bed bug bites produce itchy welts and may cause allergic reactions in some people. Anyone who has been attacked by these nasty little creatures understands the importance of bed bug control.
Bed bug experts believe the recent increase in bed bugs in the United States may be due to more travel, lack of knowledge about preventing infestations, increased resistance of bed bugs to pesticides, and ineffective bed bug control techniques. Visit our bed bug blog to learn even more.
To completely eliminate bed bugs, you need highly trained and licensed individuals knowledgeable in their biology, behavior, and the proper use of pesticides. There is little chance that you will be able to eliminate the problem on your own using natural methods or over-the-counter bed bug control products.
Most commercially available pesticides are not designed for bed bug control and the use of these products (while they may kill some) may only spread the bed bugs to remote areas and make the problem much more difficult to solve. Bed bug control is a complex issue. Combining chemical and non-chemical treatments in a unified system is the best approach. Cole Pest Control is trained in the most effective techniques for bed bug elimination. Contact the bed bug experts today!
Bed bugs can live in furniture, clothing, bags, and boxes for days – even months – without feeding. Inspect any items you bring in to your home for signs of bed bug infestation. When traveling, use luggage racks to hold your luggage while packing or unpacking rather than setting your luggage on the hotel bed or floor. Check the mattress and headboard before sleeping. Upon returning home, unpack directly into a washing machine and inspect your luggage carefully.
Call Cole Pest Control today at (816) 737-1031 to speak with the bed bug control experts!