Bed Bug Exterminator in Weston
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Bed bugs have been harassing humans for thousands of years, biting them and feeding off their blood. Fortunately, if you’ve got an infestation in your home, there are highly effective treatments available today to efficiently take care of the problem. If you live in the Weston area and are seeking professional bed bug removal treatments, contact us online or call 954-326-8287 for serious bed bug control services.
Bed Bug Infestation Comeback
In the 1950s, it appeared as though people had successfully tackled the problem of bed bug infestations, once and for all. Unfortunately, though, they’ve come back with a vengeance after certain pesticides were banned and these pests evolved to withstand the pesticides that aren’t banned. International travel has facilitated their spread and not enough information is available to the general public about how to proactively handle their growing presence.
The good news is that our trained bed bug extermination team effectively tackles the problem with a two-step process—going above and beyond many bed bug companies by also doing a follow up visit within three weeks of treatment to truly finalize the job.
Identifying the Bed Bugs
Since these pests can be elusive creatures, you may spot signs of them before you see the actual bug. Bed bugs are wingless, flat, round, and reddish-brown in hue. They’re tiny (about the size of an apple seed or the head of Lincoln’s head on a penny) with the immature nymphs being even smaller.
It’s likely that you’ll notice the pests’ bites before you actually see a bug. These bites can turn red and itch, even get swollen, usually appearing on skin areas that are exposed to your mattress or bed linens. The bites may appear in a straight line—or they can be pretty random in placement.
Other signs of an infestation include red or brown spots on your sheets (fresh or dried blood), feces, shed exoskeletons, and a musty-sweet odor. If you’ve got one or more of these signs, you may need a bed bug exterminator.
Where They Make Their Homes
Bed bugs enter homes in devious ways, riding in on briefcases and luggage, second hand bedding and furniture, clothing, shoes and more. Places they settle include:
- Mattresses and bed joints and slates
- Wall outlets
- Beneath wallpaper
- Clothing and linens
Wherever they are in your home, we know you don’t want them there. So, contact us for bed bug control as soon as you suspect their presence. Left to their own devices, adults can steadily reproduce. After a female feeds on blood, she can lay one to seven eggs daily for a lifetime number of 200 to 300 eggs. That’s just one female, so it’s easy to see how a relatively small population can quickly expand into a full infestation.
Plus, in warm climates like we have here in Weston, it often only takes a hatched nymph three weeks to mature and have the ability to reproduce. Starving these critters isn’t an effective form of bed bug control, either, because they can survive for months without a source of food
Bed Bug Infections and Allergic Reactions
Bed bugs don’t directly transmit diseases, which is a good thing. They do, however, bite people to feed on their blood. You may see signs of the bites fairly quickly or they could take days to manifest. Areas of skin where the bed bug bites can become red, irritated, itchy, and somewhat swollen.
So, why aren’t you aware when you’re getting bitten? First, these pests target people while they’re sleeping by following the presence of the carbon dioxide that we exhale. Then, their saliva contains an anesthetic substance, which is why you often won’t wake up after a bite occurs.
In some cases, bites can become infected and may need medical treatment. Additionally, some people are allergic to these bites and reactions can become severe, leading up to and including anaphylaxis. If someone you know has this reaction, they will need rapid medical attention.
Bed Bug Treatment Cost
Nationally, people are paying $300 million annually for bed bug removal services. That’s because these pests are a big problem across the country—and because of our temperatures and humidity, they’re a year-round problem here in South Florida.
To combat that, the bed bug removal team at Gregory’s provides a highly effective treatment so you can get these unwanted critters out of your Weston home. Then, to keep them out, here are tips to protect your house:
- Inspect any second-hand purchases from rummage sales, thrift shops, and so forth as a bed bug control measure; if all checks out, then bring the items into your home.
- Vacuum regularly with relevant attachments around your bed and furniture.
- Scrub your mattress with a stiff brush and also use sweeper attachments.
- Regularly change your vacuum bags. When done with one, encase it in plastic and then take it to an outdoor garbage can.
Best Bed Bug Treatments
Here at Gregory’s Pest Control in Weston, we’ll inspect your home thoroughly and identify where they’re living and where they’re most active. Next, we’ll customize a treatment plan that will list any pretreatment prep and a description of what steps we’ll perform and the bed bug treatment cost.
We’ll then use a specialized steam and vacuum treatment that will eliminate 95% of the population; they can’t survive temperatures above 117–122° degrees Fahrenheit, which makes applications of heat the best bed bug treatment across the pest’s lifecycle.
We don’t stop there, though. We then establish long-term control with safe and highly effective products to handle any residual issues. Then, unlike many other bed bug companies, within 21 days, we’ll do a follow-up inspection to ensure success. If any remain, we will conduct spot treatments until you are 100% satisfied. If you suspect bed bugs in your home, we’re here to provide the maximum in bed bug removal. To get started, contact us online or call 954-326-8287.
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