Last updated 4 days ago
In order for a bed bug elimination method to be effective, it needs to target all aspects of treatment from bed bug detection to bed bug egg removal. That's why it's essential that you always rely on an experienced extermination company that knows just what to look for when assessing an infested home or commercial property. Let's take a look at why one must understand the bed bug in order to defeat the bed bug.
Harmless Yet Infuriating Pests
One of the first things that you should know about beg bugs is that though they feed off their host's blood, they do not transfer any sort of diseases in the process. This means that even as a bed bug infestation is taking its toll on your level of physical comfort, it will not present a major threat to your health. If you are bitten during an infestation, you may notice red bumps or pus-filled sacs, which indicate a minor allergic reaction to the bug's saliva.
Higher Presence in Large Cities
Bed bugs thrive in big cities such as Phoenix. When you bring home used furniture that you have purchased online or carry home a suitcase you have recently taken on vacation, it's essential that you check the item thoroughly for any signs of bed bugs. As we carry bed bugs unknowingly from place to place, we increase their presence throughout the city as well as the need for bed bug elimination services.
Physical Likeness to Other Bothersome Bugs
It can be tricky to know whether or not you are dealing with a bed bug infestation. Other unpleasant creatures such as roaches and beetles can sometimes be mistaken for bed bugs, so it's important that you get verification from a bed bug detection team before making plans to eliminate your unwelcome house guests.
Here at Burns Bed Bug Control, we pride ourselves on knowing everything there is to know about one of the most bothersome pests out there. Our bed bug elimination specialists employ the most advanced and environmentally friendly strategies for making your bed bug infestation a thing of the past. To book a home inspection, call (602) 814-0439.
Last updated 11 days ago
Bed bug infestations have become increasingly common, especially during the summer months. Unfortunately, these pests are both difficult to detect and tough to thoroughly eliminate without the help of a bed bug removal specialist. Read on to discover why these tiny bugs are so tricky to get rid of.
Although many people assume that any fine rash or bites on the skin immediately point to bed bugs, bites are often misidentified because they are so easily confused with common skin problems or other insect bites. Bed bug bites may resemble eczema, fungal infections, spider or mosquito bites, or even hives. Because many homeowners initially attribute their bites to another cause, an infestation often has time to spread, making it more difficult to eliminate.
These insects are both incredibly small and adept at hiding in hard-to-reach spots. Bed bugs only come out when they are feeding, so they may be difficult to track down during the day. If a room is heavily infested, bed bugs can be found in linens, underneath mattresses, in the box spring, in chair and couch seems, under loose wallpaper—and even in the head of a screw. A good tip to remember is that if a crack in the wall has room for a credit card, it can easily hold a bed bug.
Bed bugs are especially effective hitchhikers, and infestations that go undetected can spread quickly. Unfortunately, females can lay three to seven eggs per day, and these eggs hatch after only about a week. Bed bugs are especially tough to eliminate because they can survive for up to a full year without a blood meal, and only thermal remediation has proven effective to get rid of bed bugs for good.
Do you live in the greater Phoenix area? Burns Bed Bug Control has years of experience eliminating bed bugs in Arizona homes and businesses. To set up a home inspection or learn more about our innovative K9 bed bug detection, call us today at (602) 814-0439.
Last updated 18 days ago
Have you recently heard about massive bed bug infestations and are terrified that your home could be next? While bed bugs can be frustratingly difficult to detect and eliminate, a pest control expert who specializes in bed bug removal can help rid any property of these tiny, irritating animals. Here are some especially creepy bed bug stories.
Miniscule bed bugs hardly inspire fear because of their size; in fact, most homeowners are intimidated by these pests largely for their near-invisibility. After watching a special on Dateline NBC, one Cherry Hill resident finally realized that her fine, itchy rash was actually a series of bed bug bites incurred at a local hotel. When she went to the doctor, she actually took the dead bugs with her. After confirming that they were bed bugs, she even marched back into the hotel with proof.
Another New York resident reports trying to treat her rash with topical creams and over-the-counter medications for weeks before realizing that her home was infested with bed bugs. As she reports, these tiny bugs are voracious, patient, invisible, and adapted to evade. Before her home was treated and the bugs were eliminated from her mattress, bed frame, and even floorboards, she experienced many sleepless nights where she consistently woke up with the creepy creatures crawling on her skin.
Other victims of bed bug infestations tell horror stories of strong chemical pesticides that still don’t eliminate the problem. Companies that specialize in bed bug removal should rely upon advanced K9 detection to track down both eggs and living insects, and only thermal remediation can completely eliminate all bed bug life stages. If you are concerned about bed bugs, schedule a walk-through of your home and ask your pest removal company if they offer thermal treatments.
Whether you have a bed bug problem or just have questions about these creepy pests, contact the experts at Burns Bed Bug Control. We have years of experience eliminating bed bugs in homes throughout the Phoenix area. To schedule a home inspection, call us today at (602) 814-0439.
Last updated 28 days ago
If you read the news last summer, you have probably already heard horror stories of bed bug infestations. Why do these creatures seem to flourish in cities? In reality, bed bugs can travel anywhere, but the problem is exacerbated in cities that host frequent travelers, rely on public transportation, and have large clusters of residents inhabiting especially small spaces. Bed bugs have been known to infest apartment buildings and hotels, and visitors often inadvertently bring home these tiny creatures in their suitcases. Even a few bugs can quickly develop into an infestation as these animals quickly lay eggs and multiply. If you have a bed bug problem, the faster you get it resolved, the better.
Don’t let bed bugs make your life a nightmare. Before your bed bug problem becomes an infestation, eliminate these pests for good by contacting the bed bug removal experts at Burns Bed Bug Control. Call (602) 814-0439 to set up an inspection today.
Last updated 1 month ago
Bed bugs survive by feeding on human blood. As you will learn in this informative video, you can prevent a bed bug infestation from spreading throughout your home by taking just a few simple steps.
First, gather a vacuum, cleaning supplies, and a plastic mattress cover. Next, thoroughly clean your entire home, especially between sofa cushions, and wash your bed linens in a high temperature wash cycle. Finally, cover your mattress with a plastic cover, and call an exterminator to finish off the job with a high temperature steam cleaning.
To learn more about our effective techniques in bed bug elimination and detection, call Burns Bed Bug Control of Phoenix today at (602) 814-0439. Our pest removal experts use K9 bed bug detection, and we can effectively remove all stages of bed bugs, including eggs.