Bed bugs have become a major pest over the last few years and they can live up to a year without a blood meal.  With world travel, it is easy to transport bed bugs in your baggage, backpacks and clothing.   

The first thing is to identify and know if it is a bed bug that you may have.  If you are getting bit at night and the bumps are in a string like pearls then you need to check the area for bed bugs or call a pest control professional.  

To check for bed bugs yourself, pull the mattress cover back and look in the folds of the mattress and under any tags that are on the the sides of the mattress.  An adult bed bug will be about the size of the end of the eraser on a pencil.  The babies are difficult to see, since they are very tiny.  The adults can move rather quickly so don't be surprised when they start to move.  In areas where there are several bed bugs, there will be something that looks like coffee grounds.  This is feces from the bed bugs.  To verify that you have bed bugs, put any insects in a jar or sealed plastic bag and have a licensed pest control professional identify them.

If you do have bed bugs, there are several things that must be done before we will treat for bed bugs.  We have a list of instructions that we will give you prior to treatment.  Just give us a call and we will be glad to help.

Bed bug

This is an adult bed bug.  Even though bed bugs like to hide, you can usually find the adult bed bugs upon careful inspection.