Bed Bugs in San Francisco

Bed Bugs

Keeping Bed Bugs Out

Without proper knowledge of bed bugs and other pests, maintaining your property and safety will be more difficult. The first step of preventing this pest from getting closer to you is by being able to identify them when you see them.

Bed bugs may look similar to other pests you’ve known before, but their traits and behavior are unique from the rest. Because prevention is better than cure, let’s learn more about this species of pests and get properly armed against it before they even get to us.

Bed Bugs in San Francisco
Bed Bug Fear

Anatomy Of Bed Bugs

As a pest, a bed bug is one type that can ruin your everyday life if not resolved immediately. The sleepless nights they cause you may turn into nightmares for the worries and anxiety they bring.

Additionally, any bed bug treatment applied without knowing the level of infestation will fail. To guide you on a better understanding of how we process our bed bug extermination, here are some essential details:

  • Size: Young bed bug measures between 2 to 5 mm long, while adults can reach 4 to 5 mm or similar to the size of an apple seed.
  • Shape: oval, flat-bodied, has six legs, wingless
  • Color: newborns are translucent or whitish; adults that have fed on blood are reddish-brown. Eggs that haven’t hatched are light cream.

Habitat: almost everywhere, bed bugs may live. They like to stay in dark, secluded areas.

The lifespan Of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs don’t die quickly. They are strong and tough to find because of their behavior and habitat as well. Exterminating them requires expert care and experience for guaranteed success and satisfaction.

Unless eliminated sooner, bed bugs can live from 2 months up to 4 months. Remember that each female can give life to more than 200 eggs in its entire existence. It means a bigger chance of a more extensive invasion in your home if not resolved immediately.

Bed bug Cimex lectularius parasitic insects of the cimicid family feeds on human blood
Bed Bug Markings on Bed Mattress

Signs Of Bed Bug Invasion

As a property owner, you should check and monitor your property for any sign of bed bug infestation. Early detection is so much more helpful than when it’s already too late.

The spread of the infestation may be less if remediation is applied sooner. Some of the common signs that will confirm that you have bed bug invasion in your home or business are the following:

  • Check your skin for any spot or a dot-like rash that is somehow bumpy and inflamed.
  • Smell your room if it has a musty, pungent odor.
  • Notice some small blood stains on your sheets or mattress.
  • Look for dark colors on your walls.

Discover some shells of bed bugs that are white or almost transparent in color.

How Bed Bugs Get to You

There can be a lot of factors that bed bugs can get to you and your property. One of those is the history of your neighborhood. If there are past or recent infestation conditions, there is a high chance that this will happen again, which may be in your property this time.

Another thing that’s often neglected and not given proper attention is when you travel to different places. The luggage, clothes, and other things you have with you when you travel are possible for this pest to hitchhike.

Upon entering any building or room, you must take specific precautionary measures to ensure that no one-bed bug can tag along with you.

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Bites of insect on male body. Bed bugs or flea.

Health Risk Brought About By Bed Bugs

More than the small size that bed bugs show is the severe illnesses they bring to their victims. Bed bugs do not merely leave small reddish marks on somebody’s skin in the arms, legs, and shoulders.

They also lead to inflamed lumps along with allergic reactions and infections. One bite of a bed bug is evidence of a 10-minute meal and feasting on the host’s body. Allergies may vary from person to person.

One of the rare but possible effects of this may be anaphylaxis or a severe body reaction case. In worse cases, the simple bites of bed bugs lead to lymphangitis or the infection of the lymph vessels and impetigo.

Anxiety, insomnia, and other mental conditions also become an outcome of worrying too much about the unresolved problems with bed bug invasion. The less sleep one gets, the more prone they are to these severe conditions.

How To Prevent Bed Bug Infestation

  • As much as possible, avoid using derivative products because you are not sure about their safety and origin.
  • Always use encasements for box springs and mattresses for fewer spots where bed bugs can hide.
  • Eliminate some of the things you keep inside your room or home.
  • Vacuuming your home or business will prevent bed bugs from clinging to you as soon as you enter your property.
  • Try to separate your things from other people’s stuff.
  • Seal the cracks, gaps, and crevices between baseboards, paintings, wallpapers, and the ceiling.
pest control worker lying on floor and spraying pesticides in bedroom
Woman is putting the bedding cover or mattress pad on the bed or putting off for cleaning process.

How To Treat Bed Bugs

  • Remove all the beddings and wash them outside the home.
  • Clean the mattresses and also the bedsprings through vacuuming.
  • Use an insecticide to clean and disinfect the beddings, mattresses, and bedsprings.
  • Use encasement to cover the bed springs and mattresses. It can somehow prevent the bed bugs from staying in your bed.
  • Disinfect also the bed frame and the headboard using insecticides.
  • Take the figurines, decorations, and other displays outside your room that may be a hiding place for these sneaky little creatures. Disinfect them as well.
  • Purchase your portable heat chamber for instant and temporary treatment of infestation in a specific area.

Call the experts in case the situation becomes worse. If you think that more bed bugs are lurking in some hidden areas of your property that you can no longer deal with, it may be time to seek professional help.

Our lines are never hard to reach. We aim to keep your property safe from bed bugs, so we respond fast as always.

Call Us Now

If you’re tired of suffering from sleepless nights and stress, remember that you can always turn to us. We are a premier bed bug exterminator in San Francisco, California.

Our goal is to keep you safe from these pests. Bed bugs may be resilient and hardy, but our methods are much more challenging to defeat. Try our most effective bed bug treatment today. Call us now!

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