I Think I Have Bed Bugs, But I’m Not Sure…
It’s okay, bed bugs are sneaky critters that are hard to find. Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm to 7mm and can live several months without feeding.
Since bed bugs are most active at night (peak activity usually occurs between 10:00p.m. and 6:00a.m.) detection can be difficult. However, they can usually be seen along the seams of mattresses and furniture.
Here are some common places to look for bed bugs:
Just because bed bugs have the word “bed” in it, doesn’t mean that they are only found in the bedroom. In fact, bed bugs can quickly spread to other rooms in the home via electrical sockets, loose wallpaper and by hitchhiking on your clothes.
Distribution of bed bugs found in 13 infested apartments. Source: University of Kentucky
What Causes Bed Bugs and How are They Spread?
There’s not really any one ‘cause’ for bed bugs. They are found all over the world, from the ritziest of hotels to homeless shelters. Most people get bed bugs by visiting a home/hotel/resort that currently has a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are capable of crawling onto you or into your belongings and when you return home, they may then infest your home. Bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers so they are commonly spread by hitchhiking on clothing, belongings or used furniture.
Hitchhiking commonly occurs via:
- Used bedding
- Luggage/purses/book bags
- Used furniture
Oh NO! Not Bed Bugs! What Should I Do?
Once you realize that you have a bed bug problem, you’re quickly going to be asking, “How to kill bed bugs?” or “How to get rid of bed bugs?” The answer is surprisingly simple. You just need to call us.
We know a BED BUG HEAT TREATMENT is the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs and the whole bed bug life cycle. Plus, it only takes one day! This efficient, effective system heats your living space to over 120 degrees and will kill bed bugs in just one treatment!
All Erdye’s Pest Control’s technicians have been highly trained by industry leading professionals in the use of this system and the treatments are performed using
professional heating equipment.
All Erdye’s bed bug treatments are performed using specialized professional electric heating equipment. Our heat treatment generally allows us to heat one room, or an entire apartment (depending on size), and easily penetrates mattresses, box springs, furniture, carpets, walls, and ceilings without fear of damaging the structure, furniture, or other personal items.
Bed bug heat treatment does require a little bit of preparation prior to the actual treatment. You can download the client preparation checklist here.
How to Kill Bed Bugs: A Bed Bug Heat Treatment
Our bed bug heat treatments is proven to be the best way to get rid of all bed bugs and eggs without the use of additional chemicals or bed bug sprays.
There is one simple fact that makes heat treatments the most effective way to kill bed bugs. Bed bugs HATE heat; in fact it is one of the few elements that kill them with the first application.
Why Choose Erdye’s for Bed Bug Heat Treatments?
- Only one heat treatment is needed 95% of the time
- Safe for mattresses and upholstered furniture
- The most efficient, effective way to exterminate bed bugs