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Bed Bugs



What You Should Know!

What Are Bed Bugs?

  • Small insets with a flat and oval shaped body that is brownish if not fed recently. They are reddish brown, balloon-like, and elongated if they recently fed.
  • They are good at hiding and typically feed on the blood of people and animals while they are sleeping.
  • They can cause infections at bite sites.

What Are the Signs of An Infestation?

  • Small reddish brown or black fecal spots on the mattresses, upholstery, covers, sheets, pillowcases, and walls.
  • Molt bed bug skins, their white eggs or empty eggshells.
  • Signs of bed bug bites, including red, itchy bite marks on the legs, arms and other body parts exposed while sleeping.
  • Very heavy infested areas may have a characteristically sweet odor.
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Places To Check For Bed Bugs In Hotels and Homes - Imgur-1

How Do I Prevent an Infestation?

  • Thoroughly inspect the entire hotel room or rental before unpacking, including behind headboards, and around the bottom of cushions and seams of other furniture.
  • Pull back bed sheets and inspect mattress seams and box springs, particularly the corners, for pepper-like stains or shed bed bug skins. 
  • Use a large plastic trash bag or a protective cover to store your luggage during your stay.
  • When you return home, inspect and vacuum your suitcases thoroughly before bringing them into the home. Consider using a garment hand steamer to steam your luggage, which will kill any bed bugs.
  • Wash all your clothes – even the items not worn – in hot water or dry on high heat.

How Do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

The earlier you can tackle a bed bug infestation, the better. Although you may be inclined to DIY pest control when it comes to bed bugs, you are much better off with professional help. DIY efforts may reduce your bed bug population but will not completely get rid of them. You must kill every last bed bug. If you suspect that bed bugs may have infiltrated your home or business, contact EM Pest Control!

EM Pest Control offers:

  • Liners for your boxspring
  • Monitors
  • Vacuuming the room(s)
  • Options of using heat or pesticide treatments
  • 30-day warranties
  • Satisfaction Guarantee


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