Dallas Fort Worth Bed Bugs Extermination
No one ever wants to have to call a bed bug exterminator, but if you encounter this kind of infestation, call us right away. Bed bugs have been around for thousands of years but with each story that pops up on the news, their reputation grows as one of the grossest and easiest to spread pests. Bed bug prevention should be a part of any home or business owner’s maintenance plan with bed bug treatment being an immediate step if you see signs of these bugs in your business or home.
Alamo Termite & Pest Control wants to be your bed bug exterminator and get you back to sleeping peacefully! Call us today in Dallas at 214-302-9680 and Fort Worth at 817-760-0284.
Dallas Fort Worth Bed Bugs Removal
There are some options when it comes to bed bug removal and treatment with the first step being prevention of spread. These parasitic insects can easily hitchhike from one location to another so stopping the spread is critical. Next up, implementing treatment for the existing bugs so that they don’t continue to cause skin irritation and the spread of disease. Treatment involves complete removal of the insects (including their eggs) and treating the symptoms until they are fully resolved. To ensure thorough removal, we will guide you in replacing disposable and moveable items without transferring and bugs to a new area. For public health reasons, individuals are encouraged to call professionals to handle this problem specifically rather than attempting to do it themselves.
Bed bugs can move quickly over floors, climb walls (and ceilings), and drop down on human hosts. They’re small, brownish, flattened insects that only feed on animals. Adult bed bugs are brown to reddish-brown, oval-shaped, flattened, and about 3/16 to 1/5 inch long. Since they are flat shaped, it’s easy for them to hid in cracks, crevices, and behind floorboards/molding. After an unfortunate meal of blood, their body becomes swollen and dark red.
Signs of a bed bug infestation
Bed bug infestations are easily recognized by rusty spots on mattresses, sheets, and walls. These spots can also be blood stains. Eggshells, shed skins, and fecal spots will usually be found around bed bug hiding places. A foul but sweet and musty odor will be evident when infestations are bad. Also a good indicator of bed bug infestations will be waking up with bed bug bites on your body.
Bedbugs will lay anywhere from 1 to 13 eggs per day. The eggs have a sticky substance that helps them stick to pretty much anything, even cracks and crevices. In 6 to 20 days the eggs will hatch, these hatched eggs are now called nymphs. These nymphs will immediate begin feeding; they need a blood meal in order to grow. It takes around 21 days for eggs to develop into adults and their lifespan usually lasts 12-19 months. Bed Bugs can actually live several months without food. If a bedbug infestation is not treated, 4 to 5 generations can occur each year.