Bed bugs are something you don’t want in your home. Small, flat, and reddish-brown in color, these parasites can lurk anywhere and spread from one location to another, and it is also difficult to remove them without the assistance of a professional.
But don’t worry — you’re not alone in this fight.
Midway Pest Management delivers comprehensive pest control services with the latest equipment and experienced professionals to detect and solve your pest problem. Our team of experts is ready to help diagnose and treat your bed bug problems.
If you suspect a pest invasion, contact Midway Pest Management as soon as possible.
How Do I Know if I Have a Bed Bug Infestation?
Here are some signs of bed bug infestation that can help identify their presence:
- Bite Marks: Bed bug bites typically appear as inflamed spots with a darker spot in the middle. They often form in groups or linearly and can occur on your face, neck, arms, and hands. At first, they may not cause itching, but that may come within a few days to two weeks after contact.
- Bloodstains: Small bloodstains on sheets, pillowcases, or blankets could be an indication of bed bug activity. Bed bugs being crushed while they feed can cause these stains.
- Dark spots: Bed bugs leave dark spots on bed sheets or mattresses. These spots may look like marker stains, but they are actually excrement from bed bugs and may bleed onto fabrics. You may also find them on walls, furniture, and other areas where bed bugs hide.
- Eggs and eggshells: Bed bugs lay tiny (about 1mm) white, oval eggs in cracks and crevices. They also shed their skins as they grow larger, leaving behind pale yellow skins.
- Musty odor: Bed bugs produce chemicals to help them communicate, and they leave a sweet, musty odor. If you smell an unusual odor in your bedroom, it could be a sign of a heavy bed bug infestation.
Common Areas for Bed Bug Activity
Here are the common areas where bed bugs hide or breed:
- Bed-related items: Check your bed frames, box springs, headboards, mattresses, bedding, and chairs for signs of bed bugs. These are the most common places for them to hide.
- Personal belongings: Don’t forget to inspect your clothes, luggage, backpacks, and books for signs of bed bugs too. They can easily migrate from one location to another through these items.
- Household items: Also keep an eye out for signs of bed bugs in hardwood floors, moldings, drawers, electrical outlets, and brick walls. They love to hide in small spaces that are difficult to detect.
Regular inspection and cleaning of these areas is the key to preventing unwelcome bed bug infestations. Be sure to check these three areas often!
Bed Bugs in Your Home Pose a Risk
If not treated, bed bugs can also cause several health hazards to humans, including skin irritation, allergic reactions, and psychological distress.
- Allergic Reactions: If you’re bitten by a bed bug, your reaction can range from a small bite mark to anaphylaxis in rare cases. So it’s important to be aware of all possible symptoms and reactions.
- Secondary Skin Infections: If you scratch the area of a bed bug bite, you risk secondary infections like impetigo, ecthyma, and lymphangitis. Monitor the area closely for signs.
- Mental Health Impacts: Bed bugs can take a serious toll on your mental health. They can cause insomnia, anxiety, and even imagined disturbances at night. Address any concerns right away.
- Loss of sleep: Bed bugs are active at night, meaning they might feast on you while you’re sleeping soundly. Itching and discomfort could cost you valuable rest.
- Property damage and economic consequences: In the worst cases, bed bug infestations can have negative economic effects on you and your property too. From expensive treatments to discarded furniture items, be mindful always.
Avoid DIY Bed Bug Treatments – Hire a Professional!
Using DIY treatments for bed bugs is not recommended for the following reasons:
- Ineffective: Studies show mothballs, essential oils, and rubbing alcohol are mostly useless against bed bug infestations.
- Resistant: Bed bugs have developed immunity to many of the store-bought bug sprays and bug bombs.
- Health risks: Bed bug sprays and bug bombs can pose health risks to humans and pets, especially if they are not used properly.
- Spreading the infestation: Bug bombs can cause bed bugs to flee the treated area and spread the infestation to other parts of the home.
- Lack of expertise: DIY treatments may not be effective because they do not address the root cause of the infestation, and they may not be applied properly
If you suspect a bed bug infestation, we recommend contacting a professional exterminator for assessment and proper removal.
At Midway Pest Management, we have the necessary tools and expertise to eliminate the issue without any issues or risks to your family. Contact us now.
Why Choosing the Right Bed Bug Treatment Matter
Choosing the right bed bug treatment is crucial for effective bed bug control. Here’s why selecting the appropriate treatment matters:
- Effectiveness: Some treatments are more effective than others, and choosing the wrong one could result in a prolonged infestation. Do your research and choose a treatment that will actually work. Don’t go with the most convenient choice. Make sure it’s the right one.
- Safety: Make sure the treatments and services that you choose don’t pose health risks to you or your family. Look for options that won’t introduce harmful chemicals into your home.
- Cost: DIY treatments look appealing initially but may end up costing more if they fail to get rid of the bugs. Research different pest control options to figure out which one is right for you.
- Convenience: Some treatments require leaving your home for hours or days at a time. Choose one that fits into your day-to-day life with minimal disruption.
- Environmental impact: Be aware of any potentially harmful chemicals used as part of treatments that could negatively affect the environment, and try to opt for eco-friendly solutions instead whenever possible.
Let Midway Pest Management Solve Your Bed Bug Woes!
Chemical Residual Treatment
Chemical residual treatment for bed bugs is the application of pesticides to eradicate them. It can kill bed bugs and their eggs, giving you long-term protection. In addition, it’s an excellent complement when used with other treatments like heat treatments.
It targets specific areas where bed bugs hide like cracks in furniture or walls. You get more comprehensive control over the pests.
Remedial Heat Treatment
Remedial heat treatment uses high temperatures to kill bed bugs and their eggs. It can penetrate all materials, providing long-lasting results. And it’s safe and eco-friendly!
Heat treatment also kills other pests and bacteria, making it a comprehensive solution for pest control.
Fumigation releases an insecticide in the form of a gas, so it’s capable of reaching those hard-to-reach areas. Plus, it kills eggs too. This method can bring you a comprehensive bed bug treatment, stifling their population in one shot.
Take note that when using this method, the entire area needs to be closed off while the process takes place. So if you’re dealing with a large infestation and can’t afford to miss any bed bugs, fumigation is definitely something to consider.
Need a bed bug removal? Get a bed bug inspection to determine which service is right for you! Price and service availability will be determined during the initial inspection.
How long does it take to eliminate bed bugs?
Bed bug elimination time depends on infestation levels and treatment methods. During the initial inspection, our team will assess your pest problem and provide an estimate of the timeline for elimination.
Is bed bug extermination safe for my family and pets?
Of course! We provide various treatment options, including non-chemical ones, in order to keep your home safe for everyone living in it.
Will I have to leave my home/apartment during the bed bug treatment?
It really depends on the level of bed bug infestation and the type of treatment used. If the conditions are severe, we may need to relocate you away from the area of treatment while our team carries out the procedure. Our professionals are qualified to provide protection for you, your family members, and your pets.
What can I do to prevent bed bugs from returning after treatment?
Our team recommends regular vacuum cleaning, encasing mattresses and box springs in protective materials, sealing potential entry points, and inspecting second-hand furniture for bed bugs before bringing them into the home to prevent future infestations.
How much does bed bug extermination cost?
Bed bug extermination costs vary depending on the size of the infestation, the type of treatment plan, and the property size. We will give you an accurate estimate before beginning work.
Do you have other pest control services other than Bed Bug Treatments?
Yes! Midway Pest Management offers pest control services for a range of pests, such as ants, rodents, and stinging insects. Our team of experts uses up-to-date tools and techniques to effectively combat infestations. We also provide commercial pest control services for businesses as well as residential services for homeowners.
We also offer additional services such as bird control, rodent control, and more.
Why Choose Midway Pest Management?
At Midway Pest Management, our experienced exterminators use humane methods and EPA-registered products to handle any pest issue you might encounter. From bed bugs to rodents, ants to cockroaches, and wildlife to insects, we have custom plans to suit your specific needs.
Our experts also use IPM techniques to control pests in your home.It helps suppress pest populations without excessive hazard to people, property and our environment, all while keeping the costs low.
We know that picking the right pest control company matters. When you choose Midway Pest Management, you benefit from more than just effective treatments.
We also provide exceptional customer service and satisfaction and have multiple services available for commercial establishments.