Bed bugs in Arizona are flat, reddish-brown, oval insects that can range from the size of a poppy seed to the size of a tick. Young bed bugs are smaller than adults and lighter in color if they have not recently fed. Sometimes young bed bugs can be almost see through. Bed bugs feed on blood. After feeding they can become engorged and reddish in color. They can survive up to a year without a meal. They are generally more active at night when their host(s) are asleep. Bed bugs can be found in many places including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, joints, cracks, crevices, behind baseboards, and unfortunately many hotels. Bed bugs can multiply quickly so early detection and treatment is critical to help prevent an even larger infestation. Please call us your Arizona Bedbug exterminator ASAP so we can help.
Sometimes there can be a stigma associated to having a bed bug infestation. People can be ashamed causing hesitation to call for help. The truth is bed bugs can infest almost anyone and infestations have little to do with how cleanly you are (although once you have discovered an infestation cleanliness will definitely play a key role in eliminating the bed bugs).
Travelers who frequent hotels are at a higher risk for infestations. Baggage, clothes, and other items brought along for a trip can unknowingly be infested and can spread to your home when your return. Also, purchasing used furniture or bedding and bringing it into your home can pose a high risk of introducing bed bugs into your home. There is no need to be ashamed of a bed bug infestation. If you give us a call, we will thoroughly inspect and treat the areas that need treatment as well as give you recommendations as to what steps to take to eliminate the bed bugs.
Customers play a key role in effective bed bug services. Customers must do many steps to ensure an effective bed bug treatment. These include:
1) Washing all clothes and sheets and drying them on high heat including an extra drying cycle (40 minutes) if possible. Clean clothes do not need to be washed, but only dried, but it is a good idea to do both.
2) Frequent vacuuming and disposing of vacuum bags outside will also aid in effective treatment. Discard the vacuum bag and keep the vacuum outside the house. For bagless vacuums empty the container carefully outside the home and wash with hot water and soap if possible.
3) Mattress and box spring encasements should be placed on all infected beds. These do not allow bed bugs to move through them. These will lock present bugs in and also lock possible future bugs out of your mattress and box spring.
4) Bed bug traps should be placed under all bed and sofa legs where people sleep to monitor for bed bugs.
5) Infested items must be properly disposed of. Plastic and duct tape can be used to wrap infected items. These items should also be labeled as infested so no one else attempts to salvage them. Dragging unwrapped items through buildings can spread easily spread the infestation.
If you have a bedbug infestation- Call us now so your situation doesn’t get worse!