Bed Bug Treatment in Long Beach
Bed bugs look a bit like ticks, and both of the tiny pests share a common trait: They feed on your blood! Ticks prefer an animal host, whereas the bed bug prefers a human host for its meal. Just like the tick, a bed bug is a sly pest, typically attacking while its intended victim is asleep. One difference between these two pests is that the tick attaches itself to the skin, while the bed bugs feed on our blood and then return to their hiding place undetected.
Bed bugs usually hide in beds, in dark spaces where they can be near their victims as they sleep. They can hide in sheets, stuffed animals, luggage, clothing, backpacks and even shoes! Bed bugs can also infest couches and chairs of any material.
Once this pest gets inside your home, you have a big problem on your hands. Bed bugs aren’t known to carry disease, but the pest is still one that you do not want to deal with on any level. Aside from this fact, have you ever tried to share sleeping space with someone ready to attack as soon as you close your eyes? It is hard to close your eyes and sleep at night when you wake up every morning with new itchy, red bites!
Bed Bug Facts
A few bed bug facts to ponder:
- Bed bugs can live up to one year without a blood meal.
- The pest can withstand temperatures of up to 125 F.
- Female bugs lay 4-6 eggs each day, and more than 500 over the course of a lifetime.
- The largest bed bugs are usually no more than a 1/4“long. Newly hatched bed bugs are hard to see, especially if they haven’t fed and are still white and opaque.
- A male bed bug has a more pointed abdomen while the female has a rounded abdomen.
The bed bug bite often resembles that of a mosquito, though there are often two to three bites in a row. The itchiness, size, and redness vary from person to person. About 33 percent of bed bug victims have no reaction at all and don’t know they have them until there are so bugs that they start seeing them. Bed bugs often bite arms, legs, whatever they can easily access. Our body heat, scent, and the carbon dioxide that we exhale attract them to us.
Some people experience allergic reactions to the bed bug bite, while others barely notice they've been bitten until they see the bites on their skin. If you notice signs of an allergic reaction to the bite, such as trouble breathing, swelling of the mouth, throat or tongue, or temperature, seek medical attention immediately.
Treating Bed Bugs
Bed bug treatment options are plentiful. They range from snake oil to professional effective treatment. It is important to note the pests don’t always respond to the normal pesticides and treatments that subdue most pests. Many people go online or to their local hardware store and spend hundreds of dollars on products that don’t get rid of the bed bugs. In the process, they stain their furniture, smell up their home with strong sprays (especially the natural ones that contain oils). They also mess up their place with Diatomaceous Earth, which makes professional inspections very difficult and will most likely destroy your vacuum when you try to vacuum it up.
However, there’s only so much you can do on your own, and bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of! Our team of bed bug exterminators have a proven system that doesn’t require you, your family and pets to move out for days, and won’t harm your furnishings. Plus, our work comes with an industry-leading 1-year warranty.
Our hope is to talk with you before you’ve unnecessarily thrown out good furniture, wasted your time and money on self-treatments, or worse: already paid another company, only to have them take your money and fail. We have proven methods that we use and can explain to you why we don’t like certain methods and their pitfalls.
Bed Bug Treatment Cost
As a customer-focused company, our prices are highly competitive with others in the area. We’ve perfected our bed bug treatment methods so that we can offer the best and most cost-effective service in the Long Beach area, with the best warranty.
We strive to maintain low prices and quality service because we understand how frustrating a problem with bed bugs can be. Furthermore, we will educate you so you understand how to greatly reduce your chances of getting them again, even if you are in a high-risk profession, such as a nurse, teacher or taxi driver, just to name a few. With many bed bug extermination companies, they are in and out and they have no method, so there is nothing to educate you about. You end up learning from the internet, which has both correct and incorrect information and you have to figure out the truth the hard way. With our proven services, education and warranty, you can rest assured that we’ll make your bed bug problem a thing of the past.
Call to request a free estimate and compare our rates with other pest control companies in the area. Keep in mind that we offer a dedicated team of pest control experts who understand bed bugs, their dangers, and the best ways to treat them -- with as little disruption as possible for you and your family.
Our Bed Bug Experts Specialize in Bed Bugs.
Since bed bugs don’t always respond to the typical pesticides and pest treatments, it is important to hire a pest control company that specializes in bed bug treatment. We have a dedicated team who can inspect your home and treat your bed bug infestation, so you can once again enjoy life to the fullest, without the fear that bed bugs will attack you and your family while you sleep. Our pest control professionals are standing by ready to fight the bed bug fight and win!
Long Beach is a beautiful city, and there are so many ways to spend your time than in fear of bed bugs and their bites. Our dedicated bed bug specialists are local Southern California residents who enjoy spending time on the beach, at the El Dorado Nature Center, and at The Water Pyramid. A problem with bed bugs can keep you from enjoying your home and your beautiful city, but our experts are here to put a halt to the problem once and for all.
Strategy-based Bed Bug Extermination Methods
Our specialists use a strategy-based approach to bed bug control. They keep up with the latest and most effective pest treatment techniques and chemicals available today, as well as the best ways to put those techniques to use to resolve bed bug problems. Most importantly, our specialists enjoy making their customers happy. Eliminating bed bugs and their threat creates a happy customer.
Most pest control companies around are not bed bug specialists and, as a result, many do not provide the satisfactory results that you deserve. Our goal is making each client we serve happy with our work. We want our customers to be confident that the bed bugs issues is resolved so there are no fears they'll return in the near future. If you’re looking for Long Beach bed bug treatment services of a higher caliber, we’re waiting for your call!