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Licensed Bed Bug Exterminators
Bed Bug & Beyond is the best bed bugs exterminator with the experience, training and tools on hand to find bed bugs throughout a home or office. The bites on arms and legs can be from a variety of potential pests, but we can tell you if bed bugs are the ones doing the feasting and potentially ruining your night’s sleep. Bed bugs are very small and very good at hiding. However, one of our experienced bed bug technicians can spot the signs of bed bugs quickly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I check for bed bugs in a particular room?
Because they are nocturnal, bed bugs can be difficult to spot. Places to look for bed bugs include cracks and crevices in furniture, cracks in baseboards, carpet, mattresses and bedding, etc. Bed bugs typically are found close to the location of their next meal, but they can crawl several feet into other rooms, apartments, and living spaces. Other signs of a bed bug infestation are tiny, rusty red spots on mattresses, sheets or pajamas. These spots are bed bug excrement and are evidence that a bed bug has had a blood meal. You may also find dead bed bugs or their exoskeleton "shells" that can be left behind as young bed bugs molt into adult bed bugs. One of the most obvious signs, however, are itchy red bites that appear as swollen red welts on the skin.
How can I tell if I have been bitten?
Some people show no reaction to bed bug bites, but for others, the reaction can be severe. A bed bug bite can appear to be similar to that of a spider, mosquito or flea, but often results in a very itchy welt that sometimes swells. If you wake up with itchy bites that you did not have when you went to bed, this can be a clue that you might have unwanted guests in your bed.
How many months can bed bugs live?
The normal life expectancy of a bed bug is about 10 months to one year. There are many factors that can influence how long bed bugs live. One factor is humidity, as bed bugs tend to live longer in humid conditions. Bed bugs can survive without feeding for many weeks and even months. Female bed bugs lay eggs in cracks and crevices, and will lay between 10 and 50 in a single batch. Bed bug eggs are tiny and about the size of a grain of salt. Bed bugs take about 10 days to hatch. Young bed bugs molt (or shed their exoskeletons) 5 times before they become adults. Before each molt, the young bed bugs require a blood meal.
How can I keep bed bugs from entering my home?
The most common way that bed bugs enter a home is by hitchhiking on belongings, furniture, clothing, and luggage that have been exposed to a bed bug infested area. Furniture from rental outlets or used furniture stores, luggage and belongings that have traveled and been stored in hotel and motel rooms, planes, trains, college dormitories, apartment buildings, and other locations can all be at risk for harboring traveling bed bugs. When you travel, check your room for signs of bed bugs--thoroughly check the mattress and around the bed area for brown spots, rusty red blood smears or stains, or live bugs. When you return from a trip, check your clothing as you unpack, and vacuum empty suitcases. See our Travel Tips page for more ideas to protect yourself against bed bugs when you travel.