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How to Successfully Control Bed Bugs

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April 13, 2017

Oh, bed bugs. One of the most unpleasant pests to deal with. These 1/8-inch long and reddish-brown fiends are the most frustrating insects to deal with due to their relentless nature. Their oval shaped bodies allow them to live in small cracks and crevices, making them difficult to get rid of. They do not fly, yet they have a rapid pace on floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces. If you have a bed bug issue, it can be extremely difficult to handle. That is why bed bug infestations require professional maintenance in order to eliminate the situation. Richie Bozarjian of Boz Pest Control knows all about bed bug infestations, and what you can do to successfully control and prevent this likely yet unsatisfying experience.

Controlling Bed Bugs with Boz Pest Control

When it comes down to bed bug infestation, you want the best experts to take care of the job. That is why Richie “the Bug Man” Bozarjian is the right man to handle the situation. With expertise and experience gained throughout many years, Richie Bozarjian conducts great protocol in assessing and treating bed bugs. Boz Pest Control believes in high-quality service and eliminating an infestation in an efficient manner. If your North Shore home were to ever be affected by bed bugs, Boz Pest Control is readily available to handle it for you and will return free of charge to make sure your home is safe. That is why it is so important to identify these problems before they spread so that you can get back to living a comfortable lifestyle.

Facts on Bed Bugs

Female bed bugs lay tiny white eggs that are hard to see without magnification, so it is difficult to tell how many bed bugs you’re actually dealing with. Newly hatched bed bugs are no larger than a pinhead, and as they grow they molt or shed their skin five times before reaching maturity. A blood meal is needed each month for these critters to molt. Bed bug complete development from egg to adulthood in as little as one month. They also prefer to feed on humans, however, warm-blooded animals including pets will be just enough for them. Adult bed bugs can actually survive up to a year without feeding and travel through luggage and clothing. Used mattresses, box springs, furniture, and other second-hand items are common points for bed bugs to enter a non-infested home.

Where Bed Bugs Live and Operate

Bed bugs are active at night, otherwise known as nocturnal. During the day, they hide preferably close to where people tend to sleep or sit for long periods of time. Bed bugs do not have nests, unlike other small critter counterparts, and tend to congregate in hard to find cracks and fissures in bed frames, night stands, and other furniture. They also like to spend time behind baseboards, heaters, door and window frames, pictures on walls, loose wallpaper, and under wall to wall carpets. Bed bugs will also settle in personal belongings electronics, electrical outlets, clutter and clothes laying on the floor. They can easily find their way to other rooms or apartments that are adjacent to their living situation.

Identifying Bed Bugs

One way to identify if there is bed bug activity is if rust or reddish spots of blood are found on bed sheets or mattresses. Initial infestations tend to revolve around beds, however, more often than not by the time bed bugs are identified, they may have already spread through the entire bedroom. They will spread by occupying cracks and protected locations through the room. Bed bugs will also infest couches and furniture in living rooms where people spend the majority of their time either watching TV or reading a book.

Eliminating Bed Bug Infestations

When it comes to controlling and eliminating bed bugs, you must hire a professional. Experts know where to look for bed bugs and have a multitude of tools to use at their disposal. Allowing these technicians access into your home along with your assistance is always essential. They will inspect areas of your home and formulate a treatment strategy. This requires technicians to move mattresses, box springs, and dismantle bed frames. Nightstands and dressers are also moved and drawers may be taken out.

Protocol for Bed Bugs

Excessive clutter can make treatment protocol for bed bugs difficult so it must be removed. Any clutter, debris, or other items that are removed should be sealed in garbage bags. In most cases, however, mattresses, box springs, and upholstered furniture can be saved. Do not discard these items until they are cleared after initial service. If they must be disposed of, they need to be bagged or wrapped before moving them to other common areas since bed bugs can spread throughout a building.

Feel confident when it comes to successfully controlling bed bugs and call Richie Bozarjian at Boz Pest Control today for immediate service!

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