How to get rid of bed bugs?

We understand that it’s tough to get rid of pests. Attempting to pinpoint the problem may be challenging, as bed bugs will hide from light in areas that are tough to reach. Some of those tough-to-reach places include cracks, corners of furniture, underneath furniture, floors or walls.

Let’s face it; if it’s your home, apartment or hotel room, no one is happy at the potential signs of infestation. Bed bug infestation may develop over the course of a few months. Tiny dark spots on your sheets, mattress or box spring, as well as bites on your skin, are telltale signs you may have a problem.

In any case, our experts at Patriot Pest Services have the experience and expertise to eradicate bed bugs from your home or hotel. If you have any questions about our pest control services or need an exterminator, give us a call.

what are bed bugs?

This bug probably received its common name of bed bug from its close association with human sleeping beds where it often seeks refuge during daylight, only to come out to feed on the bed’s occupant(s) at night; they have been called by over 50 common names that include red coates, mahogany flats, and wall-lice, to name a few. The bed bug is an ectoparasite of primarily humans but will also attack poultry and other mammals and birds. It was introduced into the United States with the early colonists. It is found throughout the United States and the temperate regions of the world. Its’ association with humans has been documented to date back more than 3,300 years (1336 BC in Egypt).

 

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In 2004, NPMA estimated a 500% increase in the preceding 3 years. The resurgence of bed bugs that started in the mid-1990s is probably due to a combination of factors such as the 5 that follow.

(1) Bed bugs are excellent hitch hikers and the United States in 1995 had 43 million international tourists visit, in 1999 the number was 48 million, and in 2000 it was up to 51 million; likewise, millions of Americans annually visit foreign countries.

(2) The greater use of integrated pest management techniques by pest management professionals where infestations are treated in a targeted manner (e.g., baits for cockroaches) allows insects in untreated areas of the ecosystem to increase.

(3) Although mostly eliminated in the United States after World War II, bed bugs remained prevalent in Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and Europe where heavy reliance for about the last 15 years on pyrethroid pesticides for control measures selected for bed bug resistance and cross-resistance to pyrethroids, now found to be from several-hundred to several- thousand fold in some cases; most pesticides presently labeled for bed bugs are pyrethroids.

(4) The removal from the marketplace of several different classes of pesticides that previously had given very effective control and the removal of bed bugs from most remaining product labels because no need was perceived.

(5) The unfamiliarity of physicians and the public at large with bed bugs, which allows infestations to increase until the diagnosis/identification is corrected and proper treatment rendered.

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Calling a Professional

Sometimes it is easier to call a professional. Particularly if the problem is ongoing and the infestation has become large, or if the products are only authorized for use by certified professionals.

Call Patriot Pest Services, and rest easy, that we have the best solution to your problem.

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S B.

Tom is very knowledgeable and provides great customer service. He takes the time to educate you as well as service your house. He went above and beyond when we had a relative out of state who was fighting a bed bug infestation. He contacted folks in that area on our behalf to ensure we would get the right folks to do the right job to rid them of their bugs. He’s the best!

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Very thorough inspection of the problem by Tom, followed by a clear explanation of the problem. Chemicals were applied sparingly to specific areas as opposed to the usual flood from other companies. Tom is very knowledgeable, friendly and very professional. Highly recommended.

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