How To Get Rid Of Bed bugs In Your Bay Area, CA Home

Bed bug crawling on the floor.

There are a lot of misconceptions about pest remediation. One is that it’s not needed unless you see insects and creatures around your Bay Area, CA home. Many critters can infiltrate your space with ease, and not be noticed until they’ve created a disaster. Several can multiply in the blink of an eye, making it challenging to manage or end the invasion. In the midst, your property or belongings can be damaged. Even worse, your health and comfort may end up in jeopardy.

Lots of people believe that they can tackle creepy crawlers on their own with “do it yourself” remedies, thought to be less expensive than professional care. This is another misconception, especially in the case of bed bugs. Find out why this is and learn how Bay Pest can be of assistance.

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

It’s often said that bed bugs are attracted to dirty domiciles only. These pests don’t search for filth; they are on the hunt for blood. The fluid is essential to their survival. Considering this, animal plains and public spots filled with humans are where they will be. Grasslands, airports, hotels, offices, and schools are just a few of the locations where bed bugs are rampant. They will attach themselves to fur, clothing, or personal bags, and follow their target home. On the inside of a residence, they will wander off to:

  • Mattresses
  • Upholstery
  • Couches
  • Fabrics
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Flooring
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood trim

The three major indicators of a bed bug infestation are stains, odors, and of course, bites on your body. Surfaces, sheets, pillowcases, and other fabrics will have blood drops and reddish-brown marks on them. You may also see black or brown fecal smears, which sometimes has a powdery consistency. In terms of smells, mustiness is bound to be dominant. If you look at your legs, arms, neck, and face, you’ll probably find red and itchy welts. They will be crowded together and resemble a patchy rash. This comes from the bed bugs biting you while you're sitting or sleeping and absorbing your blood.

Bed bugs are like apple seeds, being red-brown and a small 0.25 of an inch long. While their heads and tails are circular, the top is tinier than the bottom. Their joining midsection is dainty and an odd shape. These insects also have two antennas and six legs. Translucent young will materialize from the pearly white eggs they lay.

Why Don’t DIY (Do It Yourself) Bed Bug Tricks Work? What Do They Cost?

You will shell out $20.00 to $90.00 per item if you choose to invest in retail pesticides and “do it yourself” products. This will occur because none of these options will wipe out an infestation entirely. To achieve this, you’ll have to find and kill all eggs, young, and adult bed bugs. Given their size, many hiding places, and procreation rates, you’ll be reaching for an impossible goal. Besides, there are risks to using these products:

  • Rubbing Alcohol: The ingredient of ethanol is flammable and can trigger respiratory conditions.
  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE): This powder is hazardous to breathe around.  
  • Dry Ice: Carbon dioxide inhalation and chemical burns are possible side-effects with this option.

How Will Bay Pest Exterminate Bed Bugs?

The expert technicians at Bay Pest will utilize advanced tools and treatments to eliminate bed bugs. Our industrial-grade chemical, heating, and fumigation solutions will address both localized and widespread issues. All of our approaches are safe and effective. A warranty will be attached to the services. When you call us at Bay Pest today, a free estimate will be offered to you. Don’t wait for another second to contact us! Take your home back!

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