What It Takes To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Homes In The Bay Area

September 18, 2022


Living in The Bay Area affords residents unlimited opportunities for exploration and fun. The Bay Area consists of nine different counties that cover thousands of square miles; all these counties offer a diverse and exciting blend of various cultural experiences. One pest in the area that often hitchhikes to destinations within these nine counties is the bed bug. Without pest control in The Bay Area, homeowners may find these blood-sucking parasites hitching a ride into their homes.

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Easy-To-Spot Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation In Your Home

Bed bug infestations are experiencing a resurgence; once a problem of the past, they are back to being a homeowner's worst nightmare. When homeowners quickly pick up on easy-to-spot signs of bed bug activity, they can minimize the extent of bed bug expansion throughout their homes.

Five easy-to-spot signs that indicate a bed bug infestation include:

  1. Molted skins and eggs (pale white/light brown coloration)
  2. Red bites on arms, shoulders, neck, or legs
  3. Smears of blood (looks like a bleeding marker on fabric) on pillowcases and sheets
  4. Fecal spots around the edges of mattresses, bed frames, walls, or on upholstery
  5. Live bed bugs (brown and flat when unfed; red and swollen after feeding) measure about 3/16 of an inch (close to the size of an apple seed) and have six legs and two antennae.

Bites alone are not a reliable indicator of a bed bug infestation. Proper identification of your pest problem is essential before beginning treatments. When Bay Pest Solution Inc verifies a bed bug infestation, we will get right to work using the best local pest control solutions to eliminate bed bugs in The Bay Area.

Bed Bug Infestations Only Get Worse With Time

You can't ignore The Bay Area bed bug infestations. Female bed bugs are a reproduction machine. They can lay between one to five eggs daily; in their lifetime, they can produce over 500 eggs. The babies (nymphs) mature into full-fledged adults within 21 days. As baby nymphs continue to be born, populations expand exponentially, requiring bed bugs to seek additional blood sources. Bed bugs can crawl or hitch a ride to move and expand to other areas of your home. If bed bugs don't get enough from humans, they are more than willing to move to your pets. Once a full-blown infestation gets established within your home, locating all the places where bed bugs hide and removing them can be next to impossible without professional help. If homeowners suspect a bed bug problem, an immediate call for identification and guidance from a professional pest company like Bay Pest Solution Inc. is imperative.

Why Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control Usually Fails

Once bed bugs enter Bay Area homes, they can be one of the most challenging pests to remove. When even professional pest control experts admit to the difficulty in eliminating bed bugs, you know that do-it-yourself products and methods are bound to cost you a significant amount of money and time with less than acceptable results.

Four reasons do-it-yourself treatments are a bad idea include:

  1. Bed bugs reproduce quickly; most do-it-yourself products only have minimal success (if any).
  2. Bombs, foggers, and sprays rarely reach areas where bed bugs hide (cracks and crevices).
  3. Purchased products often disperse bed bugs to other areas of your home, compounding your bed bug infestation.
  4. Pesticides are often dangerous to people and pets.

Do-it-yourself products and treatments rarely resolve your bed bug infestation. Bed bugs can go long periods without a blood meal and survive extreme temperature variations; this ability often lulls homeowners into thinking that their infestation is gone. It doesn't take long before homeowners realize their temporary relief is short-lived. The only proper way to ensure bed bugs get eliminated is by using an experienced pest professional like Bay Pest Solutions Inc. for bed bug removal.

How Professional Bed Bug Control Eliminates Bed Bug Infestations

Bed bug infestations require the services of a company with a keen eye and the necessary experience to ensure total bed bug removal. When homeowners call Bay Pest Solution Inc, not only do they gain 40+ years of valuable experience, but homeowners also acquire a company that puts its customers first. Our bed bug treatments start with an inspection where we will verify signs of an infestation. Upon verification of an infestation, our technicians will discuss several treatment options for effective removal. With a 60-day warranty for bed bug treatments, homeowners are sure to get the upper hand when dealing with such formidable foes. Why not hire the "Bay's best in pest" to stop bed bugs in their tracks? Call Bay Pest Solution Inc today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in The Bay Area, and for an inspection and estimate.




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