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How do you check for bed bugs?

If you are concerned you have a bed bug infestation, look for physical signs of their presence. Bed bugs love to hide in small, dark spaces and typically come out to feed (generally on human blood) after dark — although they will come out in daylight if hungry enough. The Environmental Protection Agency states that indications of an infestation can include seeing shed exoskeletons of bed bugs, rusty spots on your bedding (which are either bug droppings or bloodstains), live bed bugs, bed bug egg casings, a sweet and musty odor (if the infestation is severe), and evidence of bites on your skin.

To spot bed bugs, look in and along mattress seams and bedding, in curtain and furniture folds, inside cracks or crevices in the walls, behind picture frames and mirrors, under loose wallpaper seams, on recently used luggage or backpacks, inside electronics, and inside clothing or cluttered areas such as closets. If you see signs of bed bugs, be careful not to disturb them too much as you don’t want them scattering to other parts of your house.

How long does a bed bug treatment last?

Bed bug extermination can last forever as long as the treatment killed all the bed bugs (and their eggs) and if new bed bugs are not transported into the location. Factors that can affect the outcome are how severe the infestation is and whether all bed bug sources were properly identified and treated. When working with a pest control professional, the EPA recommends you check and call references; ask if they offer both chemical and non-chemical treatment options, if they recommend both encasements and interceptors, and if they offer two or more service visits and follow-up. Bed bugs are tiny (adults are roughly the size of an apple seed) and can hide anywhere a credit card can slide into. They squeeze into cracks in walls, behind electrical outlet sockets, in bedding, and in other dark places. Learn how to prepare your home for a bed bug treatment for the best outcomes. Michigan State University shares some examples of possible reasons that a bed bug extermination is not 100 percent effective:

  • Not all sources (aka hiding places) of the bed bugs were identified during initial inspection.
  • Not all sources of bed bugs were treated.
  • The insecticides used were not effective or, in the case of heat treatment, there was insufficient contact time.
  • Infested items such as bedding or other materials were reintroduced into a cleaned area.

How much does it cost to kill bed bugs?

The cost of bed bug extermination depends primarily on how widespread the pest infestation is and how many rooms need to be treated. Other factors that can affect bed bug extermination costs are the amount of clutter in the location, additional furniture that needs to be treated, and construction of the home. Pest management professionals often have rates for room treatments, which can vary based on these factors. As an example, a pest management company treating a 10-by-15-foot room with light infestation might charge clients about $250, while the same size room with a heavy infestation and large amounts of clutter might cost the clients $300-$400. Clutter and heavier bed bug populations mean more product and longer labor time for the workers. Rates will vary from company to company, and from region to region, but the national average bed bug extermination cost is $320-$400. Bed bug heat treatments are an alternative way to exterminate these pests. Heat treatments are typically charged per square foot and tend to cost more than chemical or non-chemical spray solutions. Although effective, they are not usually recommended for occupied spaces, as the extreme temperatures can damage televisions, window dressings and other home furnishings.

How do you get bed bugs and how do you get rid of them?

The increase in bed bug infestations in the U.S. is a result of increased travel, lack of knowledge about preventing infestations, increased resistance of bed bugs to pesticides, and ineffective pest control practices, explains the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It’s easy to mistake bed bugs for carpet beetles or similar-looking bugs, so infestations are often not noticed when they first occur. Prevention tips include keeping areas free of clutter, regularly washing sheets and mattress covers in hot water (and don’t forget to wash the laundry bag, too), and vacuuming regularly and safely disposing of the sealed vacuum bag. Not everyone has reactions to bed bug bites, which also may be mistaken for the bites of other pests such as mosquitoes, so timely bed bug extermination depends on identification of bed bug activity. If you notice physical signs of an infestation, contact a bed bug extermination professional as soon as possible to learn about chemical and non-chemical (such as heat) treatment options. An integrated pest management plan may incorporate one or more methods.

What are the signs of having bed bugs?

There are several signs that can indicate you have bed bugs. The first is actually seeing the little pests skittering through your house. They tend to feed at night (generally where their hosts — people or sometimes animals — are sleeping), but can come out in the day if they’re hungry enough. Adult bed bugs are rusty red in color, as thin as a credit card and the size of an apple seed. Sometimes they can be mistaken for carpet beetles or small cockroaches, so if you’re confused you can use this helpful guide by the EPA for identification. Although they are harder to see, spotting the eggs themselves is a surefire sign. Another common symptom of having bed bugs is finding the exoskeletons of the nymphs near your bedding and other bed bug-friendly locations. The more exoskeletons you find, the larger the infestation likely is, because as they mate and proliferate more and more juveniles are born and cycle through moltings. Rust-colored spots — which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains are blood-filled fecal dropping that the bugs excrete on bedding and furniture — are another sign that bed bugs are living in your home. In addition, a sweet, musty odor can be an indicator of bed bugs.

Can you see a bed bug?

Bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, but depending on where they are in their life cycle they can be hard to see. Adult bed bugs are the easiest to spot. According to the EPA, they are roughly the size of an apple seed and the height of a credit card. Adults are flat and oval-shaped, have six legs, and are rusty red in color. Bed bug larvae, also referred to as nymphs, are white-yellow or translucent in color and are much harder to spot due to their small size. The nymphs go through five stages of life, shedding an exoskeleton at each stage. Throughout these stages the nymphs grow in size from approximately 1.5 millimeters to approximately 4.5 millimeters. Bed bug eggs can be the most challenging to see as they are roughly 1 millimeter — about the size of a pinhead — and are white or clear. Bed bugs tend to be more active at night, as this is when they feed.

Reviews for Bronx bed bug exterminators
Diana F.
Hernandez did a great job and got rid of the bed bugs. He was always on time and answers all of your questions. Did an awesome job.
Affordable NYC ExterminatorsAffordable NYC Exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
I had a bed bug extermination in November 2015 and I have been bed bug free since the treatment. J was friendly and fast yet thorough and efficient and treated all of my furniture- just in case. My only suggestion is to have the treatment done in the morning so the space can air out for a couple of hours (I have asthma and bad allergies). Great great service!
J and Son ExterminatingJ and Son Exterminating
Tashika S.
I really loved how Luis addressed my concerns. He was patient and made me feel at ease. I definitely would refer him to friends or anyone who has a bed bug infestation.
Affordable NYC ExterminatorsAffordable NYC Exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Hernandez arrived at less than 24 hour notice . He was very knowledgeable about bed bugs and took the time to explain the treatment and how to prevent further infestation . I will recommend his service to others .
Affordable NYC ExterminatorsAffordable NYC Exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
My home contracted bed bugs after a trip overseas. I was horrified. Thought I would have to throw out all of my clothes, shoes, and furniture. These guys came out two times - once on initial treatment, then came back for a follow-up. Bed bugs were gone and have remained gone. I did dry clean all of my coats, and ran all of my clothes through hot water, which was a pain but 100% worth it. These three are so nice, they walk you through the process, and put you at ease. They were wonderful and highly recommend them to anyone.
Terminators Pest ManagementTerminators Pest Management
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Bugged Out Pest Managed for a bed bug issue. John's response was immediate, professional, and the quote was very fair. We set up an appointment, which was very accommodating. Well,John just left our house. Considering the reason he was here, I had a very pleasant experience! He calmed my anxiety. He was prompt, courteous, careful, neat, friendly, efficient and professional. Above all, he was very patient with me and my many concerns ( I have asthma, animals) relative to the products he was using. Not a little bugger to be found anywhere! I would highly recommend Bug Out Pest Management to anyone whoneeds this kind of service. On a scale of 1 to 10, John is a 12! I will definitely be using John again as needed.
Colleen J.
Absolutely no follow up after the initial visit. I hired and paid him to take care of my parents bed bug issue. I would have to chase him for a follow up and even then he scheduled and missed the appointment. The issue has still not been cleared up and now we will be out of pocket another $375.00 to hire a pro.
J and Son ExterminatingJ and Son Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
It was the lowest quote I received and the service was good. The owner communicated well and kept me in the loop of what he was doing the whole step of the way. He also came back for a follow-up service a few weeks later and I have not seen signs of any bed-bugs since. Overall I am very satisfied with J and Sons exterminating!
J and Son ExterminatingJ and Son Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
OK so this is my third review on Odin pest control ?. I've written one on yelp as well as Google. The Odin team is truly the best in the pest control industry. They completely obliterated my family and I bed bug nightmare. For the extremely affordable price you pay you get a very knowledgeable team and an very thorough job done right. I had hired another company before I found Odin and all they did was lay down a cheap Chemical residual. Odin on the other gives you the steam treatment, chemical residual and micron dust injections that they strategically inject into your wall outlet. As Gene told me over the phone. The only way to get rid of bed bugs is by striking at them with surgical precision and boy did they do just that. Thank you guys so much for giving my family and I peace of mind.
ODIN Pest ControlODIN Pest Control
Thumbtack Customer
Great service ! He was right on time. Explained the process in details. Sent me a preparation email before he arrived and another email on what to do after the bed bugs have been treated. They did 4 treatments to create an overkill for the bedbugs. He was honest, and very professional. His price was also reasonable! It beat every other exterminator that I found on thumbtack and other websites. They will be my “go to” company from now on for pest control. I highly recommend.
Affordable NYC ExterminatorsAffordable NYC Exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
My Mom was very happy with the service and professionalism. My is 68 and detected some bed bug bites. She was pretty traumatized. The landlord sent in his private exterminator, but she wasn't happy with the job done. Jerry explained to her, he helped her discard of things she wanted to garbage, he treated things so she is not left to experience a huge expense of replacing furniture. As a retired woman on a fixed income, it was a relief for her. I hope I am never in a position of calling them again, but the slight chance that happens...I would definitely dial their number. Highly recommended.
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Huy T.
Louis is an amazing person. He is very patient with us. He explained every step he is willing to take and showed us his special technique in spotting out those little pests. We probably won't spot them out as easily as he can, but it was nice of him to tell us what he plans to do. My grandmother has not seen a bed bug yet. We are waiting upon Louis' second arrival in order to make absolute sure that if there are any remaining ones, they will be gone for good. One of my tenant was giving Louis somewhat of a hard time but Louis was willing to compromise and work through with us. Very friendly and replies fast if you ever have any questions for him :)
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