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Professional Bed Bug Pest Control Raleigh NC

The bed bug “Cimex lectularius” colonizes, but not in the same manner as the termite and ant. Instead, bed bugs colonize to infest residential and commercial establishments. Every infestation begins with a single bed bug, in most cases. Unlike household pests – cockroach, spider, termite, ant, earwig, and beetles, the bed bug infiltrates homes with the help of an occupant or visitor. How does this work? It works by attaching itself to a piece of luggage, shoe, clothing, stuffed animal, overnight bag, or backpack.

Travelers are at a much higher risk of a bed bug encounter than any other group of people. Travel accommodations – hotels, country inns, motels, rental cabins, and bed & breakfasts – are at a significantly higher risk of a bed bug infestation than any other type of business. Unfortunately, a bed bug/human encounter is not always cut and dry. In fact, it takes an encounter to create a full-blown infestation.

Bed bugs do not infiltrate properties through tiny cracks and crevices. But, instead, enters the property with the help of a household member or visitor. During the encounter, the bed bug attaches itself to an article of clothing, boot, suitcase, or another accessory. The goal is to make the trip to its dream hiding place. A bed bug’s dream hiding place is one that offers full discretion, quick access to a host, and safety.

Why Are Bed Bugs Infesting My Bed?

Bed bugs cannot survive more than 5 months with a blood meal. The insect prefers blood derived from humans but will not refuse animal blood if it is the only option. Finding a hiding place in a suitable environment is the insect’s most important goal. The bed bug’s most preferred hiding place is the host’s mattress.

Bed bugs choose the host’s mattress because it offers quick and easy access to blood meals. This simple access could be the difference between survival and death.

Bed bugs are described by entomologists are “prolific breeders”. Instead of breeding annually like the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug “BMSB”, ladybug, and box elder “boxelder” bug constantly procreates. The mature female lays eggs at least every day, no longer than weekly.

Do Bed Bugs Pose A Danger To Humans?

No, bed bugs are harmless insects. They do not spread diseases or parasites. The only risk associated with bed bugs is anemia, a medical condition characterized by low red blood cells in the blood. Bed bug-related anemia is extremely rare. It has only been reported in infestation cases.

Allergic reactions are also associated with bed bug bites. The cases are common, with victims experiencing mild immune responses – redness, itchiness, swelling, and a pustule, in rare cases.

What Is The Most Effective Bed Bug Pest Control Strategy?

Our professional bed bug management is the most effective option available to Raleigh consumers and businesses. The strategy combines adhesive traps, industrial-strength insecticides, and inspections. Each strategy is initiated with an inspection of the impacted property. The exterminator collects evidence that is later utilized to determine if the property is infested. And, if an infestation is present, there will be enough evidence to determine the severity of the infestation.

Our professional bed bug control services are broken down into various treatments:

  • Conventional Pesticide – Utilizes chemicals to eradicate bed bugs in residential and commercial establishments. It is cost-efficient, accessible, and versatile
  • Eco-Friendly Treatment – Utilizes heat, cryonite, and steam to eradicate bed bug infestation. It is ideal for both residential and commercial cases. We utilize special equipment to administer our eco-friendly treatment.
  • Natural Chemicals – We combine thermal heat with Diatomaceous earth, a naturally occurring chemical to maximize the outcome.
  • Fumigation Pest control – Combines sulfuryl fluoride “Vikane” visual inspections to deliver maximum results in the shortest duration possible.

Does DIY Bed Bug Treatment Work?

It can be in mild cases. Bed bug infestation is rated between mild and severe, with the latter being the most dangerous. Do-it-yourself pest control utilizes over-the-counter pest control products that are compatible with a variety of insect species. Over-the-counter pesticides are the standard formulas, utilizing low potency chemicals to kill bed bugs. Does it work? It can, but only in mild cases, where only a handful of bed bugs are present.

Does Professional Bed Bug Insecticide Contain Harmful Ingredients?

Insecticides and pesticides do utilize chemicals – synthetic, natural, and organic. When applied properly, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, chemical pesticides deliver the full effect of extermination. We encourage our clients to learn more about these treatment options. Knowing the ins and outs of chemical pest control products will ensure you make the right decision the first go-round.

Is Professional Bed Bug Control Affordable?

Not necessarily, as each treatment can be customized to minimize waste while ensuring the best outcome. What is the best outcome for bed bug pest control? The best outcome is a full eradication of bed bugs with only initial and follow-up treatments.

What Is The Most Effective Bed Bug Prevention Strategy?

The most effective prevention strategy is one that offers 100 percent effectiveness. Learning how to avoid bed bug encounters while traveling, visiting friends, and living in a college dorm. Routine visual inspections of your surroundings are a great place to start.

When Will The Exterminator Be Available To Perform A Pre-Treatment Pest Inspection?

Our customer support will process your service request immediately upon submission. We need at least 24 hours, no more than 48 hours, in most cases to complete the processing. We offer same-day and emergency bed bug extermination services for severe cases.

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