What It Takes To Get Rid Of A Bed Bug Infestation In Your New Jersey Home

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The last thing you want to see in your home is a bed bug. When you see these creatures, don’t blame your housekeeping skills. Bed bugs don’t feed on bacteria, so they have no business living in filthy homes. Bed bugs feed on blood, so they can be your guests even when your home is clean. You need to contact New Jersey pest control experts immediately if you notice signs of bed bug infestation.

Besides being hard to eliminate without professional help, bed bugs are also a health risk. Though their bites aren’t venomous, they may cause infections because they pierce the skin. To be on the safe side, contact Heritage Pest Control for professional pest treatment.

How to Identify A Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are nocturnal animals, so you can have an infection in your home without knowing. One way of knowing that bed bugs have invaded your home is when you or your loved ones experience bed bug bites at night. You can also be on the lookout for the following signs: 

  • Unpleasant, musty smell from your bed, mattress, or bedding
  • Dead bed bugs or parts of bed bugs in cracks, along baseboards, corners of your mattress, and seams of your blankets
  • Rust-colored or reddish stains on your carpets, mattress, bed sheets, walls, or furniture.
  • If you see live bed bugs running and hiding when you switch lights on at night

If you aren't sure whether you have a bed bug infestation, contact your local home pest control to assess your home to confirm their presence.

Bed Bug Infestations Only Get Worse With Time

If you have confirmed that your home is infested with bed bugs, you should do all it takes to get rid of them. This is because these insects multiply and spread very fast, and their infestation will only worsen if you delay.

On average, one female bed bug can lay one or two eggs a day (some can lay up to seven eggs a day), and it takes between 10 to 15 days for the eggs to hatch. This means that you can have hundreds or thousands of bed bugs in your home within a short duration because they increase exponentially.  

How Bed Bugs Find Their Way Into Our Homes

Bed bugs like hitching rides on bags, clothing, luggage, and other items. For example, if your office is infested with bed bugs, you can always bring new bed bugs home daily. Your kids can also bring bed bugs from school. Guests can also carry bed bugs to your home if they come from bed bug-infested hot spots.

Any time you visit a bed bug-infested place like a library, airport, train station, motel, or hotel or hitch a ride in someone’s infested car, you can carry bed bugs home. Since bed bugs don’t fly, someone has to bring them into your home.

The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Home

When you notice any early signs of bed bugs in your home, don’t try to kill them using chemicals or hot water. The most effective way to eliminate bed bugs is to call bed bug control experts. At Heritage Pest Control, we use the most effective methods to get rid of bed bugs and then develop preventative programs to ensure they never return. We have helped thousands of New Jersey homeowners.

Our bed bug extermination methods will kill all bed bugs, including those that hide in hard-to-reach places. If you suspect bed bugs have raided your home, call us as soon as possible. We will respond promptly and arrest the situation.

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