Is Professional Bed Bug Control An Absolute Necessity In Roseville
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Is Professional Bed Bug Control An Absolute Necessity in Roseville?

Bed bugs are tricky pests. One reason they're so tricky is that Roseville residents don't know enough about them. We don't know how much you know about bed bugs, but we're willing to bet you'll find something new in this short article. Let's look at how to identify bed bugs, how these bugs spread, how to stop them from spreading, and how to get rid of bed bugs if they've gotten into your home. Along the way, we'll dispel a couple of common misconceptions that many people still have about these pests. If you want to get straight to the part where you don't have bed bugs in your home anymore, remember that you can contact us for assistance. We'll send a technician over to perform an inspection and provide you with options. Neighborly Pest Management offers smart solutions and advanced pest control in Roseville. With that said, let's get into our topics for today. 

How To Identify Bed Bugs In Roseville

close up of a bed bug

We are commonly asked, "What do bed bugs look like?" While bed bugs have had a lot of press, and most people know that they are rusty brown insects that look a bit like apple seeds, this question comes up when finding other pests or when no bed bugs are present.

If you find an insect in your home that doesn't look like a bed bug, could it be a bed bug? The answer is yes. Adult bed bugs are rusty brown and about 11/64 of an inch long. They're the bugs you see in images on news programs. When these insects first hatch, they don't look like adults. While they are six-legged insects and have a general shape similar to the adult's, newly hatched nymphs are pale yellowish. If a nymph has had a recent meal or you find it attached to your skin, it may have a red coloration. The abdomen of a bed bug is larger than the head and thorax combined, and it holds the blood. So, if you see a little red insect, it is possibly a bed bug. As nymphs grow, they may appear tan or black. Take a moment to do an image search for bed bug nymphs to familiarize yourself with their appearance.

When you don't see bed bugs and you find bites on your skin, you may wonder about the size of these pests. Some people think bed bugs are microscopic insects. While a newly hatched nymph is quite small at only 3/64 of an inch in length, it is far from microscopic. The reason you don't see them is that they are adept at hiding. Their ability to hide, combined with the fact that most people don't know where bed bugs hide, makes it hard to find these insects to get a look at them.

Where do bed bugs hide? Your bed is one obvious location, but you may not know where to look. These little critters hide in seams, mattress rips, vents, and bed frame gaps. They hide under labels, between the mattress and box spring, and under the feet of the bed frame. You'll also find them in furniture near your bed, such as a nightstand, couch, or gaming chair. You may find them hiding under a carpet edge, behind a baseboard, or in a wall outlet.

If you need help locating bed bugs in your Roseville home, contact Neighborly Pest Management for an inspection. Our technicians know how to find bed bugs during the day and what products and methods work to get rid of bed bugs.

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How To Prevent Future Bed Bug Infestations

You and your family are the frontline defense against bed bug infestations. There are many ways to keep these bugs out of your home.

Here are a few of our best suggestions:  

  • Always perform a quick bed bug inspection when staying somewhere away from home. Look for black fecal spotting, brown blood stains, tiny insects, white eggs, and shed skins.
  • Always protect laundry items when staying away from home. A garbage bag and a bread tie can keep these bugs out of your laundry items.
  • Always put your laundry through a 30-minute dryer cycle when returning home.
  • Always inspect used items before bringing them into your home. Black fecal spotting and brown stains are likely to be present on infested items.
  • Perform regular inspections of your home to catch bed bugs early so you can reduce the cost of a bed bug treatment if one is needed.

Bed bugs are sneaky pests that can sneak their way into your Roseville home anytime. Simple preventative measures and a fast response can help you keep these pests out and get rid of them quickly when they find a way past your defenses. When you need help with bed bug control, contact Neighborly Pest Management. We're here to assist you with all your pest concerns. Ask for a free quote and learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Roseville.

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How Do Bed Bug Infestations Spread?

The insect we call the bed bug is known scientifically as Cimex lectularius. It has been dwelling indoors with humans since we first started living in dwellings. The most important fact to understand about these bugs is that they don't live in your yard. They live in man-made structures. So, they're not going to invade your home from the outside.

Here are a few ways you might get a bed bug infestation:

  • When you go on a trip, you could get bed bugs from a hotel, motel, or five-star resort. These pests can be found in the cleanest of accommodations.
  • When you visit family or friends, you can pick bed bugs up. An infestation can grow for months without detection. 
  • When your kids go to a friend's house, they could get bed bugs. Kids tend to create a mess, and bed bugs are able to hide from view in cluttered rooms.
  • When you take a ride in a taxi, you could get bed bugs. Infestations are found in all forms of public transportation.
  • When you visit a senior in assisted living, bed bugs may hitch a ride. Seniors tend to have a mild reaction to bed bug bites so these pests can thrive in nursing homes.
  • You can get bed bugs when you don't go anywhere. If you live in an apartment or mutli-family home, bed bugs can pass through walls from one unit to the next.
  • You can get bed bugs when you purchase used furniture. These insects can hide in many used items, not just beds. They're found in couches, chairs, computers, radios, alarm clocks, pianos, and more.

It is essential to understand how bed bugs spread. These pests don't just come from motel rooms and run-down hotels. You can get them from many unexpected places. When you do, it is helpful to know what to do about them.

Call The Pros To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Home

Contact a  Roseville bed bug control service provider if you detect these pests in your home. Bed bugs are notoriously hard to control. They have defensive behavior patterns and adaptive physiology. Attempting DIY bed bug control in Roseville can allow these pests to bug you a lot longer than they need to.

What does a professional do to get rid of bed bugs? It depends on the service provider. Neighborly Pest Management provides several options, and we apply the right mixture of control measures to address your specific infestation in a way that meets your needs. Here's what you can expect:

  • We will always perform a professional inspection to assess your infestation and provide suggestions for treatment.
  • We will likely suggest a mixture of steam and conventional treatments for most infestations. Steam is a natural control method to eliminate bed bugs in their hiding places. The heat radiates deep into mattresses, box springs, and cushions. The conventional materials used prevent bed bugs from escaping the treatment and also provide residual control after your initial treatment. When bed bugs hatch from undestroyed eggs, the residual products will stop them from maturing into adults.
  • We will likely use traps to monitor bed bug activity and evaluate the success of your treatment. Our goal is always to provide results-based solutions.
  • We may suggest mattress encasements if they're needed.
  • In some cases, we treat more than once; it depends on the infestation. If we catch bed bugs early, we can usually get them with one treatment.
  • We always perform follow-up inspections, even if we don't retreat. We make sure you are bug-free.
  • In some cases, we deploy a heat chamber on-site to address bed bugs hiding in certain items. Heat eliminates bed bugs in all stages of development.
  • We may apply fumigation in heavy infestations or multi-family homes to guarantee the best results. Fumigation gets into all the places where bed bugs hide.

When it comes to addressing bed bug infestations in Roseville, you can trust Neighborly Pest Management for the best treatment possible and resistance against future infestations. There are also things you can do to prevent future infestations. Let's quickly look at them.

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