Bed Bug Treatment
Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of people and animals to survive. They reproduce quickly and can easily become a full-blown infestation. Because they pose serious health and safety concerns for you, your family, staff, and customers, it is vital to remove them as soon as possible. For the best bed bug treatments in Arkansas, turn to Command Pest Control.
We work with property owners and managers all throughout Arkansas to remove bed bugs in their homes, multi-unit residential complexes, commercial businesses, hotels, restaurants, schools, churches, and much more. Our bed bug exterminators have extensive training and access to specialized equipment which allows us to eliminate bed bugs and prevent future infestations in your home or business.
Let us help you take back control of your property and provide lasting protection against bed bugs in the future. Contact us today for reliable and affordable bed bug removal!
Are Bed Bug Bites Dangerous?
Bed bugs are most active at night, feeding on the blood of people while they sleep. Even though humans are their preferred host, bed bugs can also feed on animals such as cats, dogs, etc. Unlike some types of bugs, bed bugs don’t transmit diseases when they bite; however, a bed bug bite affects each person differently. They can cause itchy welts and rashes, skin irritation at the site of the bite, sweating, watery eyes, abdominal pain, and lethargy. An allergic reaction to several bites may need medical attention.
Bed bugs usually feed every three to seven days, but they can live several months without a blood meal. This makes hiring a professional exterminator even more important to avoid those pesky pests hiding and coming back to bite you later!
Where Can Bed Bugs Live?
Bed bugs can live in your mattress, box spring, headboard, upholstered furniture, carpet, clothing, and other belongings. They travel from one area to another by attaching themselves to items such as clothing, luggage, furniture, boxes, and bedding. Bed bugs can crawl about as fast as a ladybug, and can easily travel between rooms and floors.
Early Signs of Bed Bugs
One of the easiest ways to identify a bed bug infestation is by their bite marks on the face, neck, arms, hands, and any other body parts where there is skin exposed during sleep. Bed bugs have a defense system that prevents you from feeling you’ve been bitten — they inject an anesthetic (numbing) and an anticoagulant (stops bleeding) into your skin when they bite. You may not notice you’ve been bitten until the bite marks appear. However, bite marks may take as long as 14 days to develop in some people, while others don’t develop noticeable bug bite symptoms at all.
When symptoms do develop, the bites may be:
- Raised, itchy, and red with a dark spot at the center of each bite and a lighter swollen surrounding area
- Arranged in lines or clusters, with multiple bites grouped together
- Surrounded by blisters or hives
Other signs may include bed bugs in the fold of mattresses and sheets, their exoskeletons (the skeleton they shed after molting), and smelling a sweet, musty odor. You may also see tiny rust-colored blood spots on bed sheets or furniture.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Bed bugs are reddish-brown with a flat oval-shaped body, and adults range from about 5 to 7 millimeters. They have a four-part antenna and short, golden-colored hairs. They have a musty-sweet odor. Nymphs or young bed bugs are smaller and translucent or whitish-yellow, thus hard to see by the naked eye.
What Do Bed Bug Eggs Look Like?
A female bed bug lays 200 to 500 eggs during her lifetime, so even a few bed bugs in your home can quickly turn into an infestation. Bed bug eggs will vary from fully transparent to pearl white depending on how close the egg is to being hatched. Bed bug eggs are only 1 mm in length so it can be difficult to see a single egg with the human eye. They are most commonly found in clusters, sticking to the surface they are on.
Effective Bed Bug Treatment
For safe and fast bed bug removal, you need to have an experienced bed bug exterminator perform an inspection to determine the right bed bug treatment for your property. At Command Pest Control, we guarantee great results. Our bed bug exterminators are experts in the field and will thoroughly inspect your property to detect bed bugs, larvae, and eggs. We then develop a customized treatment plan, using only the highest quality products and techniques to provide the best results possible.
Our team is committed to the safety of both our employees and customers, so we will inform you of any safety measures that need to be followed, such as not touching treated areas until they are dry. Generally, bed bug treatments require you to vacate the property for at least two hours after treatment.
While the time between your initial survey and actual application varies, depending on the severity of the infestation and the size of the property, our team can typically survey the area and apply treatment in the same appointment!
Bed Bug Exterminators Serving Arkansas
With Command Pest Control’s advanced treatments and trained technicians on the case, your property is guaranteed to be protected. Our pest control experts create custom solutions that combine effective bed bug treatment with long-lasting preventative care. For the best pest control services in Arkansas, contact us today!
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