How To Keep Bed Bugs In New Jersey At Bay

bed bug on a mattress

Bed bugs can invade your home and go undetected for quite a while before you start to notice them. Once you have a bed bug infestation, it can be extremely difficult, if not completely impossible, to get rid of them on your own. This is why professional pest control in New Jersey is so important. At Heritage Pest Control, we know the best way to get rid of bed bugs in your home and keep them away for good. 

Visible Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are tiny little insects that have flat and round bodies and are usually a dark brown color and resemble apple seeds. After they feed on blood, their bodies will swell to become more round and they will usually turn a deep red color. If you see these bugs around your home, you have a bed bug infestation. Other bed bug signs to look for include:

  • Small, white, and oval-shaped eggs that look like tiny grains of rice
  • Dark red fecal spots or blood stains on your mattress, bedding, and furniture
  • Discarded skin casings and eggshells

If you have bed bugs, you will more than likely notice a fresh set of bed bug bites on your skin every morning. Usually, bed bugs will bite multiple times, so you will probably find these bites in a straight line or in a small cluster. 

A Bed Bug Infestation Only Gets Worse With Time

A bed bug infestation is not something that you can ignore and hope that it will eventually go away. Once a female bed bug has mated and taken a blood meal, she can lay between one to seven eggs a day for 10 days. Once an egg is laid, it only takes a little over a month for it to hatch and for the bug to reach full maturity. This slow but steady reproduction essentially means that bed bug infestations continue to grow and become more severe over time. 

Also, bed bugs can go several months without feeding. Even if you were to leave your home for several weeks, the bed bugs could still be in your home waiting for you when you get back. 

Why DIY Bed Bug Control Usually Fails

Bed bugs have been around for over 3,000 years. During that time, they have built up a tolerance to most pesticides that are available in stores. While there are many DIY bed bug control solutions available on the market that promise great results, most of them are not designed to kill or deter bed bugs from coming into your home. 

The best way to destroy a bed bug is to use heat treatments. Bed bugs and their eggs are not able to withstand high heat for a long period of time. There are some DIY heat treatments available. However, if you are not experienced with using this type of treatment, it could be dangerous. Some people have even caught their homes on fire when using DIY heat treatments. 

Bed Bug Control Made Easy For New Jersey Homeowners

If you want the bed bugs in your New Jersey home to disappear and never return, you need the professional help that only Heritage Pest Control can provide. We offer one-of-a-kind bed bug control solutions that will eliminate the bed bugs in your home quickly and prevent them from returning. Give us a call today to see how we can help you turn your house into a bed-bug-free home so that you can get back to a good night’s sleep.