Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Bed Bugs are dark brown or light red in color
  • Their eggs are small and clear, about the size of a pinhead
  • Adults are roughly the size of an apple seed
  • Bed Bugs typically live in box springs, mattresses, and in or under other regularly used furniture. They can even live under carpeting, on window treatments, inside of books, and inside electrical outlets
  • Other signs of an infestation include finding brown, black, or red stains from feces and their left behind brown shells or clear eggs along mattress seams

Active Season

  • Bed Bugs are indoor pests allowing them to be active all year-round
  • They are nocturnal, active from 9pm to 6am, but most active from 2 to 5am

Interesting Facts

  • Only 30-40% of the population show a visual reaction to Bed Bug bites, in addition to them being nocturnal, it is highly possible that a home or property may be infested without your awareness
  • They are called a “hitchhiker” bug as they will climb on or into a bag, clothing, or other belongings and are unknowingly relocated very easily

Cause for Concern

  • For those who are allergic, bites can show up anytime from 1 hour to 2 weeks from the time bitten
  • Typical biting pattern is in a row or circle, often with 3-4 bites, ÂĽ- ½ inch long. Bites will result in severe itching
  • A Bed Bug infestation can be spread from a variety of ways including traveling, entertaining guests, or buying used furniture
  • A clean home and good personal hygiene does not disqualify anyone from a Bed Bug infestation as they are solely searching for a blood meal

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Prep

  • Put loose clothing and bedding (except for fitted sheet) into the dryer for 20-30 minutes on high heat. This will eliminate any Bed Bugs or eggs living in or on these items.
  • Remove any pets from your home. If you have a fish tank, turn off the filter and cover the top of the tank with a large towel.
  • Seal any open food containers or place them in a cupboard or closed space
  • Clean up and dispose of any clutter in your home if possible, specifically around and underneath your furniture and bed. These locations can harbor Bed Bugs and eggs, and are very hard for us to treat
  • Be prepared to leave the home for 3 hours after the technician arrives and inspects
  • Because Bed Bugs are only brought out of hiding by smelling CO2 and body heat emitted by humans, be prepared to continue using bedrooms as normal after treatment to quickly eradicate them.

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter. Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you “identify your pest.”

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