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Bed Bug Information

Cimex Lectularius

What are Bed Bugs?

So what are bed bugs, anyway? Everyone has heard of them. They're essentially little bugs that are nocturnal and feed off human blood. There are actually a lot of different kinds, including some that feed off certain types of animals like chickens, but the ones most people are worried about live mainly off humans. They usually live inside of mattresses, where they have convenient access to a food source - you. They crawl out just before dawn and bite you, sucking out blood for about five minutes. You don't feel anything until after the bed bug is already safely back in its home. They will usually bite once a week or so, and they can actually live for a long time without feeding - usually six months, but sometimes over a year.

 Where do they hide?

Bed bugs can infest all kinds of different places in your bedroom. Most often they're in the mattress - in the seams, the box springs, or sometimes the linens. However, they can really be anywhere near where people sleep - furniture within crawling distance, carpet, books, phones - they've been found in all kinds of random things, because they don't create a nest, they just hide somewhere.


Treatment & Services

If you suspect bed bugs in your home/facility, we strongly recommend contacting our office to schedule a professional inspection. Treating bed bugs with home remedies and store bought pesticides usually does little more than scatter the bed bugs deeper into the walls making them much more difficult to fully eradicate. For professional results / solutions, use our Contact Us page to obtain no obligation information.