Bed Bug Control with Nextgen Pest Solutions
Bed bugs were once nearly eradicated, limited to a few hotels and other spaces around the world. But bed bugs are experiencing a resurgence. They have developed a resistance to the pesticide treatments of the past and, as people have become more mobile, bed bugs are traveling more with them, spreading throughout urban and suburban areas alike.
Bed bugs are notoriously good at hiding and hard to kill, making professional pest control a must if you find an infestation in your home or business. We take the time to educate you on how to get rid of bed bugs. Nextgen Pest Solutions uses the most innovative and advanced technology on the market. With thorough inspections to guide treatment and a range of science-backed techniques, we are a great choice for bed bug control in the area. To learn more about our services or get a quote, call us at (470) 336-4315.
What Are Bed Bugs and How Did I Get Them?
The bed bug itself is a small, reddish-brown insect that grows about 5mm long. They do not fly. Instead, they move between places by hitching rides on clothing, furniture, boxes, and linens. Most of the time, they travel with people. Places that see a frequent turnover of visitors are both at risk for bed bugs and a location where bed bugs can be picked up and spread to other properties.
When they infest your property, bed bugs tend to move into places they can easily hide. That’s why they live in mattresses and box springs, headboards, and upholstery. They may also be found in closets, behind baseboards, and anywhere else they can hide with ease. Their population can grow fast, as the female bugs lay up to 5 eggs per day, usually in cracks and crevices that make them hard to see.
Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans and other mammals, including house pets. They are not known for spreading disease, but the bites can itch, cause a rash, and trigger an allergic reaction in some people. Unlike mosquitoes, bed bugs bite more than once, which means many very itchy bites upon awakening.
It’s that itch that makes living with bed bugs so challenging. The thought of bed bugs on a property can also make it much harder to sleep, so fast, thorough bed bug removal is ideal when the pests are found.
Common Signs of Bed Bugs
Seeing a pest is the best indicator of its presence, but that is particularly hard when it comes to bed bugs. They are small, generally active at night, and have the sense to hide when in danger. Rather than looking for the bugs themselves, many people first detect bed bugs from signs like:
- Bites – Bed bug bites form flat, red marks on the skin not unlike most other bug bites. They are usually found clustered in groups of three or more and often in close to a straight line. Depending on the person, the bites might be itchy and irritating or might have no symptoms. They can also be anywhere on the body, which is less common with mosquito bites.
- Fecal Spots – Small reddish-brown stains can indicate bed bugs. These stains will be found in crevices of fabric and upholstery.
- Discarded Skins – As they grow, bed bugs will shed their skins. The leftover shells can collect beneath beds and furniture and around baseboards.
- Musty Odor – As the infestation grows, the bugs’ pheromones will cause a musty scent. This odor means the infestation is very advanced.
Even with some signs, the bugs can still be difficult to locate. A trained exterminator can carefully go through an entire property to find every hiding spot for the bed bug infestation in order to determine the best plan for treatment. We have also used trained sniffing dogs that are able to detect bed bugs in places exterminators cannot see or reach, ensuring that not a single pest is missed during treatment.
Advanced Bed Bug Treatments
Though some bed bugs have become resistant to the commonly used pesticides, bed bug specific insecticides are the most common treatment option and are still a good choice for eliminating bed bugs in many cases. The newer products we have available are affordable and effective for most infestations.
Where pesticides are not effective, or a chemical-free extermination method is needed, we also have heat treatments and freeze treatments. These are the latest, most exciting techniques for eliminating bed bugs and Nextgen is one of the few companies to offer them. The treatments ensure that bed bugs are completely removed from a property, killing the pests and their eggs in every hard to reach hiding spot.
With heat treatments, we use special fans to raise the temperature of a room to 130 degrees, making it uninhabitable for bed bugs. Even in spaces that cannot be physically reached, the heat will eliminate any bugs or eggs. Heat treatments are best for places like hotels where smaller rooms can be treated individually, and is most commonly used in commercial properties.
The cold treatment, also known as cryonite, uses CO2 gas to bring a temperature down to freezing, killing bed bugs. This is our preferred treatment for single family homes as it makes it possible to completely eliminate bugs throughout the home without causing any damage to the property.
Commercial Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs prefer to bite at night, and they prefer to live near their hosts. It’s why they are so common around beds. But if they travel to a place where there are no beds, bed bugs can still start an infestation and will simply find somewhere else to hide. Bed bugs have been found in couches, walls – even laptops and filing cabinets. They will also try to feed during the day if they get hungry enough.
For these reasons, bed bugs are more commonly found in hotels and houses. But they can also be found in many commercial properties, such as:
- Clothing Stores
- Schools and Universities
- Consignment Stores and More
You can get bed bugs from almost anywhere, and you can spread bed bugs to almost any type of property. It may not be possible to identify the source of your infestation.
Note: For our commercial clients, because we know that bed bugs can make customers uneasy, we are able to provide discreet, after hours, and overnight bed bug treatments, so that we are able to eliminate bed bugs on your property without anyone on the property knowing that an infestation is being treated. Ask us if you’d like us to be more discreet.
Call Nextgen Pest Solutions to Get Started with Bed Bug Removal
Removing bed bugs from a property requires specialized technology and skills, especially as the pests spread and become more resilient. There are essentially no effective DIY bed bug removal techniques, and many pest control companies do not have the correct tools to approach bed bug invasions.
Nextgen Pest Solutions does. We continually invest in the newest treatment methods and training for our team so that we can guarantee pest free homes. Nextgen Pest Solutions has decades of experience in pest control and is a top choice for our customers because we have:
- Rapid service with same day and next day scheduling.
- A dedicated team of professional exterminators, many of who are military veterans.
- Guaranteed services that promise the complete removal of pests at your property.
We are focused on our customer’s peace of mind, and we know that bed bugs can interrupt the comfortable rest you deserve. From the first call with our office staff to the date of your treatment with our professional bed bug exterminators, we want our customers to rely on us to answer questions, address concerns, and provide a home or business free of pests.
Let us give you back your home. Call us today to set up an appointment.