Newton Bed Bug Control Services
Until the past ten years or so, bed bugs were so uncommon in Boston that most pest control professionals from the state had never seen a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs, which were virtually eliminated in the United States during the 20th century, have once again become a serious problem for Massachusetts residents.
Description and Habits
Bed bugs are tiny, flat, reddish brown insets that need blood to survive. Bed bugs crawl quickly up your walls, up the legs of beds or other furniture and even up blankets or drapes. They can even walk on your ceiling. Female bed bugs lay eggs every day and produce hundreds of new bed bugs in a lifetime.
Identifying an Infestation in Boston
Bed bugs are typically active when your home's occupants are sleeping. They creep into cracks and crevices in mattresses, foundations, beds, baseboards, carpet and wood or upholstered furniture when the family awakens, making it hard to know for sure if you have an infestation. Many people who are bitten by bed bugs develop welts that may look like mosquito bites, but some people don't have any symptoms. A severe infestation will cause rusty spots and stains on mattresses, box springs, sheets or furniture. However, it may be impossible to detect milder infestations without the help of a pest-control professional.
Safe, Effective Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are tough pests that are difficult to kill. They can live for months in an unheated, unoccupied building and are immune to most insect repellents and many common products used to kill pests in the home. Although mild infestations are sometimes limited to a home's beds and the areas surrounding them, in many cases bed bugs have spread throughout the entire home by the time anyone realizes that an infestation has occurred.
Bed bugs can hide in virtually every crack, crevice, crease or fold in your home. For this reason, our professional pest control experts conduct inspections to determine the presence of bed bugs and extent of the infestation. Once the problem has been identified, our pest control experts have a number of effective treatment options to eradicate your bed bug problem. If you live in the greater Newton area please contact us for fast, effective solutions for your bed bug infestation.
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