What Are the Most Common Causes of Bed Bugs?
- Travel – plane, hotel, motel, train, bus, taxi, etc
- Hitchhiking – pets, luggage, boxes, clothing, furniture, etc
- Neighbors – nearby dwellings are infested
- Wild Animals – rodents, birds, bats, etc
- Clutter – dressers, entertainment centers, etc. provide the perfect nesting site
Knowing where bed bugs come from can help you take the necessary steps to prevent them. Be vigilant when traveling, carefully inspect any furniture, remove debris from your yard, and take care of wild animals with professional rodent removal services.
How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs?
Solidified Pest Control knows that bed bugs are a huge inconvenience, and as a result, offer preventative services to customers that have had bed bugs in the past, those who are in the process of getting rid of bed bugs, and those who are avoiding ever having a bed bug problem. We offer in-home evaluations, travel tips, educational information, and preventative products so that you can keep your home safe from ever experiencing a bed bug infestation.
An easy way to eliminate the possibility of bed bugs is to purchase mattress and box spring encasements. These covers do not change the feel of your bed, but inspections can greatly reduce the chance of bed bugs locating your bed as a host. We can also place monitoring stations in areas of the home that could be in the pathway of a bed bug looking for a new home. We can check these stations frequently to see if your home is at risk of an invasion. For the more extreme cases, we offer CO2 chamber monitoring to ensure that the bugs are taken care of once and for all. Preventative methods are often a homes’ best line of defense against bed bugs, so employing these methods early could save you in the long term!
Prevent bed bugs by:
- Inspect hotels beds when traveling
- Thoroughly wash used furniture
- Use protective covers over mattresses
- Reduce any clutter in the house
- Learn to recognize the signs of bed bugs
- Call a professional when you notice signs of bed bugs
By recognizing the most common methods of getting bed bugs, you can also take the necessary precautions to prevent them. Prevention is a lot easier than controlling a bed bug infestation after you have one and bed bug infestations can be a problem if they are in a property you rely on for income. At Solidified Pest Control, we offer bed bug services in both residential and commercial properties. In addition to an effective bed bug removal service, we also know how important it is to be discreet. Our team of pest removal experts is professional and helpful.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color and are flat, resembling a balloon. Their size will often depend on how often, or how long it has been, since they have fed. They feed on human blood. They are larger in size after they have consumed blood. While bed bugs are not always easy to identify, you can often identify signs of them in your bed. You might find dark spots on your sheets, mattress, or the box spring. Depending on how many bed bugs there are, you might also notice eggs. The eggs, once hatched, are light yellow in coloring, and they will eventually turn into bed bugs.
It can be difficult to rid your house of bed bugs once you have them. Additionally, they will easily travel from one location to another through your luggage. If you believe that you have bed bugs, it is important that you enlist the services of a professional. Bed bug bites can be uncomfortable, often turning into itchy, red bumps. While many homeowners may initially try to get rid of bed bugs on their own, it is often not very easy to get rid of every bug. This means that they will continue to increase in numbers and you will have another infestation in a short period of time.
Bed Bug Removal You Can Trust
Experiencing what you think is a bed bug infestation? Contact Solidified Pest Control today and we can put together a plan of attack for you and get rid of them once and for all! Solidified Pest Control has proven bed bug techniques. We complete bed bug removal and residential pest control services in Livonia, Canton, Redford, Waterford, Plymouth, Troy, Sterling Heights, Warren, Farmington Hills, Farmington, Birmingham, Royal Oak, and all throughout Wayne and Oakland County, Michigan. You can easily schedule an appointment using our online form or reach out to us today at (248) 820-3057.