November 15, 2015

Bed Bugs

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Offering powerful, customized bed bug treatments that eliminate bed bugs where they live and breed.

In recent years, beg bug infestations have become a common problem, and we have seen an increasing number of requests for bed bug treatments in the many homes, apartments and commercial locations we serve. Although they were often previously associated with overcrowding and dilapidated housing environments, this is no longer the case. They have returned and can be found in the cleanest living accommodations including fine hotels and large apartment buildings.

The reasons they have returned is not fully understood, but is believed to be partially due to an increase in travel among people, which includes easy movement of luggage or other items that may have become infested.

They can be very difficult to get rid of, especially if there is a severe infestation. Usually when this is the case, it is more cost- and time-efficient to hire a professional exterminator to eliminate the infestation and help prevent a re-infestation. We hope EcoLiving Pest Solutions will be your choice.

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These tiny bugs are hard to see with the naked eye, and the eggs they leave behind are nearly invisible. With proper bed bug treatment, you can stop the bites for good. If you wait, the problem will increase as the bed bugs find new hosts, lay more eggs and discover new places to hide.

Success requires experience, training, and the proper techniques and tools. Our certified technicians are trained to identify and get rid of bed bugs in your home or business.

 

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Bed bugs multiply very rapidly, leaving no room to wait for a treatment. And unfortunately, the more infested your home or business is, the more costly a bed bug treatment will cost. Stopping bed bugs before they reproduce will not only save you from itching, but will save you money as well. If you suspect bed bugs in your home or business, call us right away. EcoLiving Pest is highly trained in inspecting and treating bed bugs! We would be happy to get them taken care of for you!


 Questions & Answers: Bed Bug Edition

What are bed bugs and how did they get in my house?
Bed bugs are tiny insects that feed on blood during the night. At less than a quarter of an inch fully grown (about the size of an apple seed), their tiny size makes it challenging to find them, and the fact that they bite in order to feed makes it painful and irritating to have them.

Worse, a few bed bugs can turn into a multitude of bed bugs quickly. They lay four to five eggs a day and the young are so small that they’re difficult to see—about the size of a pinhead. If you have a bed bug problem, the pests are almost certainly from an external source.

Bed bugs do not result from sanitation problems in your home. Instead, they come into your home on luggage, clothing and other belongings from having recently stayed in hotels, apartments and even college dorms—a student visiting home for the weekend can unknowingly transport them.


Do bed bugs carry diseases and are their bites poisonous?
Bed bugs do not transport disease, and their bites are not poisonous. However, bed bug bites may very well be very, very annoying.

According to the CDC, some people will have no reaction at all to bed bug bites, while others may have a strong allergic reaction. The most common result of bed bug bites are skin irritation, itching and some redness, with some people experiencing swelling around the bites.

Reactions to bed bug bites can be immediate but in some cases it can take up to two weeks for the reaction to manifest.  Commonly, the bites appear in a straight line, very close together.  That’s because when disturbed while feeding, the bed bug may wait just a moment to resume feeding and will move very little before resuming.


How do I know if my house has a bed bug problem?
Despite being tiny and hard to find, bed bugs leave clues to their presence in addition to the bite symptoms, especially in mattresses and bed coverings, on bed frames, and behind headboards and baseboards. Bed bugs can crawl up to 100 feet, so you may also find telltale signs on nightstands, in drawers or behind pictures.

Once you begin to search for them, you will generally find dead bed bugs, their exoskeletons (which come off when they shed them) and dark-red spots from blood-filled fecal matter. You may also notice a sweet, musty odor.


What types of treatments do you offer?
At EcoLiving Pest, we have two types of treatment methods for bed bug control: A conventional method and a natural & organic method. Both treatments target bed bugs where they reside.

We use a variety of pesticides/insecticides using dusts, aerosols, and more. The baseboards, along with every crack and crevice in the walls will be treated with commercial products that is approved to control bed bugs. Select furniture may also be treated including bed frames, head boards, sofas, and nightstands.


What is so special about your bed bug treatments?
For the cost of our bed bug treatments, we offer an initial treatment and a follow-up treatment scheduled 21-30 days after the initial. We are so sure we can take care of your bed bug problems that we also offer a 90* day guarantee (*excludes apartments), which begins after the follow-up treatment. No other company can say they offer what we offer!

Our technicians are skilled on performing a quality treatments and techniques that will rid your home or business of bed bugs.