Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to get rid of. They hide in your mattress or furniture during the day and attack while you’re asleep at night. Hence the name – bed bugs. If you notice a musty smell or wake up with itchy red marks on you, you might have a bed bug infestation.
Contact a bed bug exterminator at the first sign of a bed bug infestation in your home!
If you have bed bugs in your home and are looking for an exterminator, Pacific Pest Control can help. We have been preventing ant infestation in Los Angeles county and Orange county for over 25 years!
How do Bed Bugs Get into Your Home?
Bed bugs are extremely invasive and when they enter your home, they are very difficult to get rid of. Bed bugs can get into your home in several different ways. If you have bed bugs in your home, it’s usually because you were exposed to them outside of your home and they traveled with you back to your home.
Bed bugs will attach themselves to clothes and follow you until they get to a new feeding area. Your kids may get them from being at school, you can get them from staying at a hotel that is infested, and even your pets can bring them into your home.
Since there are so many ways bed bugs can get into your home, it’s important to know what they look like so you can contact a bed bug exterminator as soon as possible.
What do Bed Bugs look like?
Bed bugs are small, flat insects without wings that have 6 legs. These insects feed on blood from other animals or people similar to mosquitos. As with mosquitos, you won’t notice when a bed bug bites you until they are gone and you feel itchy, irritated skin.
Bed bugs can be multiple colors depending on if they have fed recently or not but for the most part, bed bugs are white/clear to dark brown (if they are full of blood). Most bed bugs that you will find in your home won’t grow bigger than ⅕ inch. This makes it easy for them to hide from the naked eye and burrow themselves in bedding, clothes, or blankets.
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Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
Live Bed Bugs: Bed bugs will look like small black dots on your mattress. Inspect the edges and corners of your mattress to find out if you have bed bugs.
Itchy Red Bites: Waking up with small, itchy bites are a dead giveaway of a bed bug infestation. If you have bed bug bites hire a bed bug exterminator right away!
Musty Odor: Bed bugs release a strong musty odor if they are present. If you start to notice a musty smell in the bed room, or a hotel room, make sure to check your mattress for bed bugs.
Bed Bugs Shells: If you find bed bugs shells on the floor near your bed, you have an infestation. Bed bugs don’t travel alone. If you find one bed bug then there are likely more.
Our Bed Bug Treatment Process
Bed bugs are extremely difficult to get rid of on your own. They multiply quickly and are hard to find because they can hide so easily. Our experts have been exterminating bed bugs in LA and Orange counties for over 20 years.
We offer two types of treatment for bed bug infestations – chemical treatment and fumigation treatment.
Our chemical treatment involves using insecticide to flush out the infestation. We only use family friendly chemicals to protect your loved ones from more harm. Once we have sprayed your home for bed bugs we will then follow up a couple weeks later to ensure our solution worked and the infestation is gone.
When it comes to chemical treatment the more information you can give our experts about where you’ve seen bed bugs the better. Eliminating the bed bug infestation faster!
Fumigation is the fastest way to get rid of bed bugs. Bed bugs cannot withstand temperatures over 135 degrees. Our professional will use fumigation to heat up your home and exterminate any bed bugs that are in your home.
This process typically takes about 7 hours and requires careful monitoring by our professionals and preparation by the homeowners.
Our chemical treatment is great if the infestation is only in a few rooms. We recommend fumigation if the bed bug infestation is throughout your entire home.
Hire a Reliable Bed Bug Exterminator
Don’t let bed bugs invade your home and harm your family. Bed bugs are extremely invasive and should be removed immediately. If you are looking for a bed bug control company in LA or Orange County, Pacific Pest Control can help. We have over 20 years of experience and are highly reviewed because we put our customers first.
If you have bed bugs in your home speak with an expert to schedule a pest inspection.