PEST 

GUIDE

Correctly identifying your particular pest is a critical first step in getting the best pest control for your property. Our pest glossary will show you images and facts about the pests we most commonly treat, like arthropod pests including ants, cockroaches, flies, wasps, fleas, stored product pests (moth and beetle larvae), fabric pests (moth larvae) and spiders, along with bed bugs, beetles, earwigs, pillbugs, ticks, aphids and whiteflies – and many more. You’ll also see wood-destroying pests like termites (dampwood, drywood and subterranean), carpenter ants and wood-boring beetles. And don't forget rodents like mice and rats.

If you're still unsure about what you have, give us a call and we will confirm for you. The most effective pest control starts with knowing what we're up against.

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BED 

BUGS

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Did you know that female bed bugs can lay over 500 eggs in its lifetime?

 

Bed bugs get their name because they are commonly found in beds but can also be found in other places where humans spend a lot of time: hotels, airplanes, and couches.

 

Bed bugs can feed on the blood of any warm-blooded animal. Their most common targets are humans because, unlike animals with fur, we have a lot of exposed skin for them to bite.

Bed bugs are typically found in beds and small cracks and crevices. 

When Bed bugs feed, they inject the skin with their saliva (this keeps the blood from clotting) and an anesthetic (this keeps the host from feeling the bite and moving). Bed bugs do not spread disease, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.

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Prevention

  • Don’t take mattresses or padded furniture that has been left at the curb or on the street.

  • Check your bed sheets for blood spots.

  • Keep your suitcases covered in plastic and off the floor when you travel.

  • When you travel, take a small flashlight to help you look for bed bugs.

  • When you return from a trip, wash all of your clothes - even those that have not been worn - in hot water to ensure that any bed bugs that may have made it that far are not placed into your drawers/closet.

 

Need to get rid of bed bugs? Call us at 1-800 BUGS to schedule a FREE bed bug inspection of your home or business.

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