Why Bed Bugs Can’t Be Allowed Inside This Summer

7/31/2018


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Summer has arrived in New Jersey, and we all know what that means: tourist season! The influx of people and larger crowds due to tourism creates the perfect environment for bed bugs to spread and thrive. Bed bugs aren’t nicknamed “hitchhiker” for no reason; these little pests are easily transferable between people and, as long as there is a human host around, they can survive just about anywhere!

For those reading this blog that may not know how to identify a bed bug, here is a brief description that may help you in doing so: bed bugs are fairly small pests growing between 3/16th to 1/4 of an inch in length. Before feeding, their bodies are flat, oval-shaped, and are a brownish-red color; after feeding on their human host, however, their bodies become elongated and swollen and they turn a more of a reddish-purple color. A common sign of a bed bug problem is noticing numerous red, itchy bites on your body, usually right after waking up in the morning. While these bites are not considered dangerous, they are unpleasant, unsightly, and can be extremely uncomfortable. The itchiness from their bites may result in loss of sleep and may cause a secondary infection.

Bed bugs are extremely difficult pests to eliminate, especially when using DIY control methods alone. These biting pests are hard to spot due to their small size and can oftentimes only be identified by a professional. Another problem with attempting to eliminate bed bugs through DIY methods is that these pests are usually found spread throughout your entire home instead of isolated to one place or room a household, which makes it difficult to make sure that all the areas in your home where bed bugs are present have been treated. In order to rid your home of bed bugs for good, you have to make sure that every single bed bug has been eliminated; if not, they will continue to breed, will spread throughout your home, and become a problem once again. Not only are DIY techniques not an effective, long-term solution to a bed bug infestation, the chemicals used can actually be dangerous to you, your family members, and your pets as well!

If you think you have a bed bug infestation in your New Jersey home, it is important that you bring a pest control professional on board to help you deal with them. At Superior Pest Solutions, we have a superior process for the entire elimination of bed bug activity in homes. The first step in this process is a bed bug inspection, where we will identify all areas where bed bugs could be hiding. We may also use our K-9 bed bug inspector, Emmie, to make sure we have targeted each and every bed bug. The second step in our Superior Process is bed bug preparation; this is where we will get everything set up for our highly-effective bed bug heat treatment. Step three in our bed bug elimination process is bed bug treatment which is the actual appointment and usually only takes a few hours. The fourth and final step is a follow-up inspection where we will make sure everything is going smoothly and that all the bed bugs in your home were successfully eliminated!

Don’t let bed bugs ruin your summer! Contact Superior Pest Solutions today to get rid of these nuisance pests once and for all!




 

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