It’s that time of year – bed bug season. The size of an apple or poppy seed, bed bugs sneak into your luggage, clothing, used soft furniture (like couches and beds), or through cracks in the walls. They’re looking to make you and your pets their new vacation home but it doesn’t have to be that way.
If you suspect a bed bug infestation, it’s time to call Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination.
Where to Find Bed Bugs
Bed bugs get their name because they attack people and pets in the night when you’re sleeping, making a meal out of your blood. They sneak back to their hiding places to rest for another night of fine dining.
You’re not going to like hearing this but we’re saying it anyway.
Bed bugs can live pretty much anywhere there are people or pets.
The higher the concentration of people, the higher the bed bug population.
That makes hotels, airports, resorts, apartments, military barracks, cabins, churches, cruise ships, college dorms, nursing homes, office buildings, motor homes, trains, subways, bus stations, and laundromats their favorite places to call home.
No one (except us) goes looking for bed bugs. Even in the cleanest of home, apartment, or hotel room, bed bugs may be present.
And worse yet, if you spend any time in the places listed above, you might bring some of them home with you!
Check these areas of your home if you suspect you’ve got these unwanted guests.
- In and around mattress, box spring, and bedding
- Rust colored spots on walls
- Piles of clutter
- Luggage that has been to a hotel recently
- Used furniture like couches or beds
Bed Bug Prevention
They’re looking for you faster than you’re looking for them so the best prevention is to know what you’re looking for.
Bed bugs are small, flat, oval, brown parasitic insects. The youngest are about poppy seed sized, pale yellow or almost transparent. Shed skins of tiny bugs, white sticky eggs, or empty eggshells. While it may not be bed bugs, it’s a sure sign there’s a pest in your home that you probably want eliminated.
Bed bugs get a bad name in the press – and with good reason. Once they enter your home, they lay eggs to grow their population at alarmingly fast rates.
If you’re waking with red spots on your skin, it doesn’t mean you have bed bugs but it might. Wash all of your bedding in hot water. Vacuum and turn the mattress while looking for signs of bed bugs. If you continue to see signs of bites on your skin, it’s time to contact us.
How to Pick a Bed Bug Elimination Company
Our customers are our top priority. With more than 25 years of experience in the pest control industry in Phoenix and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, we know where bed bugs are hiding in your home, apartment complex, hotel, or business.
All of that matters when you’re picking a bed bug company.
When you call to get your bed bug problem eliminated, ask a few questions.
- How long have you been in business?
- Have you handled bed bugs in homes, apartments, hotels, etc.?
- How can I tell if I have bed bugs?
- What if the bed bugs return?
At Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination we guarantee your satisfaction for bed bug elimination and on all of our work.