Our B&T Pest Control bed bug treatment is highly effective and and efficient! We offer bed bug treatments to homes throughout:
- Onslow County: Jacksonville, Swansboro, North Topsail Beach, Sneads Ferry, Richlands, Holly Ridge, Verona, Hubert
- Pender County: Topsail Beach, Hampstead, Surf City, Burgaw, Maple Hill
- New Hanover County: Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach
- Carteret County: Cedar Point, Cape Carteret, Emerald Isle
- Brunswick County: Leland
Bed Bug Resurgence
For over 50 years in the United States, requests for bed bug exterminator services were rare. While the US had done a good job managing this pest, other parts of the world did not fare so well. Today we live in a “world-wide community” and international travel is the norm. Bed bugs are hitchhikers and they like to travel. Since they don’t fly and cannot walk very far on their own, these bugs rely on us to move them from one place to another.
Bed bugs generally infest your home, because you have visited somewhere that had an infestation and brought them back or have had them brought in by a guest to your home. They can be transported with luggage, clothing, and boxes.
Where They Hide
Once they enter your home, they are elusive, nocturnal creatures. They can hide themselves in pillows, blankets, luggage, and clothes, as well as your bed. They can also be found in baseboards, cracks and crevices, picture frames, and even behind electrical wall outlets.
Bed bugs usually come out at night for a blood meal and although they can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. While they are not known to transmit diseases to humans, bed bug bites can become red, itchy welts, and in some cases they become infected.
So the big question is: How do you get rid of bed bugs?
How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
Historically, bed bug treatment has relied on the use of chemicals to reduce and control the pest. Recently, pesticides have shown to be ineffective in managing bed bug infestations with just a single treatment.
Another concern with pesticide use is the growing evidence that bed bugs are developing resistance to current pesticides used in the treatments. Also, some people may be sensitive to chemicals and cannot tolerate them in and near their sleeping areas.
Kill Bed Bugs Without Pesticides
B&T Pest Control Jacksonville NC uses thermal heat bed bug treatment as a non-chemical approach to bed bug infestations. Our special heat equipment is a superior solution to eliminating bed bugs. By applying heat throughout a room or structure, we can kill all the growth stages of the bed bug, including eggs, with a single treatment.
Unlike pesticides, our heat treatment will penetrate into the cracks and crevices and kill bed bugs where they reside. Our process will force heat into beds, bedding, mattresses, furniture, and wall cavities leaving bed bugs no place to hide.
B&T Pest Control’s bed bug heat treatment is convenient because we can eliminate bed bugs in one day. Your home or apartment becomes available immediately following treatment without worries about pesticide residues in your bed.
Our treatment is also cost-effective. While no effective bed bug treatment is “cheap”, you won’t have to pay for multiple treatments and go to bed wondering how many times you might be bitten while you sleep. It also reduces costs involved in replacing infested furnishings. Mattresses and box springs can cost a lot of money if you have to replace them.
Bed Bug Prevention Tips
Proper sanitation practices and diligence can help prevent bed bug infestations:
- Inspect for bed bugs wherever you sit or stay. Eggs are tiny white ovals, while bed bugs are brownish, shed skins are yellowish, and fecal spots are black. An adult bed bug is about the size of an apple seed.
- If you may have been exposed to bedbugs, wash and dry your clothes on high heat. Dry clean items that cannot be machine-dried.
- Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation. Dispose of the vacuum bag or empty the contents into a plastic garbage bag, tie securely, and take immediately outside.
- Check your bedsheets for tell-tale blood spots.
- Consider bringing a large plastic trash bag to keep your suitcase in during hotel stays.
- Carry a small flashlight with you to assist with quick visual inspections of your sleeping area when you travel.
- Never bring second-hand furniture, especially mattresses and box springs, into a home without thoroughly examining for signs of a bed bug infestation.