Bed Bug FAQ’s

Got bedbugs? Got questions?

Get bed bug solutions.

How do check I for bed bugs in my home?

Check for dark brown or reddish blood spots from the bed bug fecal droppings on all bedding surfaces (sheets, comforters, dust ruffles, mattresses, pillows). More information here.

Where do bed bugs usually hide?

With the lights off and starting with the area closest to the bed, visually inspect using a good, strong flashlight. Check the mattress and pillow seams thoroughly. I want to read more about their hiding places.

How do I know if my bites are really bed bug bites?

Bed bug bites look and feel like mosquito bites. The bites are itchy red bumps. Bed bug bites have a distinctive pattern of 3 lines called “breakfast, lunch, and dinner”. This is because a bed bug makes a meal of your blood! I want to read more about bed bug bites.

Can bed bugs cause an allergic reaction?

Some people are allergic to the salivary gland injection made by a bed bug and thus show “mosquito” like welts on their body where the insect has fed.

Do I have to throw away my mattress and anything that has come into contact with my bed bug infestation?

No! There are ways of getting rid of bed bugs by using the correct exterminator, and bagging your items in bed bug proof encasements. Encasing all mattresses, pillows and box springs immediately is highly recommended, as well as washing all laundry on high heat and then encasing all clothes in bed bug proof laundry bags.

How to protect your home and avoid bed bugs:

When buying your first bed

Buying a new bed? Nitey nite! Sleep tight! Don’t let the bed bugs bite! We mean it. Here are some good pointers when deciding what to buy and how to protect your investment once your purchase it. I want to read keep my bed safe now.

When returning from a trip

Bed bugs are spread through travel. Make sure you don’t bring them into your home! Here are some tips on how to travel safely. I want to travel safely today.

What do I need to do to prepare for my exterminator?

  • Wash and dry all bedding, furniture dressing, rugs and curtains on high temperature settings (over 140 degrees Fahrenheit to be safe).
  • Remove all picture frames, mirrors & other wall hangings from the walls.
  • Put all clutter & accessories from walls and shelves in sealed bags in a separate room.
  • Remove all bedding, including mattress covers, bed skirts, etc., from bed.
  • Stand up (stripped) mattresses and box springs and lean them against your bedroom wall.
  • Take apart all bed frames.

How much does it cost to get rid of a bed bug infestation?

It can cost anything from a few hundred dollars to well into the thousands!

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Comments

  • Raquel  On February 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

    what is a good passive montoring system?

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