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Early Detection is Key
Bed bugs aren’t just found in dirty homes or motels. The most meticulous five-star hotels can also play host to the parasites. In fact, bed bugs will live anywhere their human hosts do. Which is why outbreaks most often occur in densely populated areas like schools, hospitals, apartment buildings and other urban locations. The bugs can’t fly or jump, but they can crawl onto new hosts and be easily transported. If a guest or neighbor brings an infected bag or purse into a hotel or apartment building, the bugs can easily travel throughout the building in air ducts or between walls.
Early signs of an infestation could include spotting the bugs themselves. Adult bed bugs are roughly the size and color of an apple seed. Eggs are also visible by the naked eye, and are most often laid in the crevices of mattresses or sheets. As the infestation worsens, you may begin to notice shed exoskeletons on the ground near the nest. You could also begin to see small red bumps or rashes on your skin, as well as red and brown spots on your sheets. Although bed bugs aren’t known to spread diseases, their bits could lead to infection if not properly treated.
If you’re suspicious that your home may be playing host to these pesky parasites, contact the Big Rapids extermination experts at Allphase. We’ll complete a comprehensive visual inspection of your home and provide you with an affordable quote. Allphase also offers our customers the option of a canine detection team, which boasts a 94% accuracy in detecting bed bug nests. Their sensitive snouts can sniff out even a single egg, which could otherwise go unnoticed in a visual inspection.
An adult female bed bug can lay up to five eggs a day, which can hatch in under a week. And with an average lifespan of 6 – 8 months, the problem could become exponentially worse the longer you wait to treat it. Don’t hesitate – call the Big Rapids exterminators at Allphase to rid your home of the infestation in a single day, and get your family back to normal in a little over 6 hours!
Safe, All-Natural Extermination
Heat treatment is the only way to eliminate bed bugs at all stages of life, from eggs to adults, in a single visit. Pesticides are designed to attack the nervous system of adult bed bugs, and are ineffective at harming the eggs. This means that another visit is warranted to kill all new hatchlings. And as bed bugs continue to develop immunity to the chemicals, more visits (and additional costs) are necessary to rid the entire infestation.
A growing number of organizations are becoming more aware of the dangerous effects that pesticides can have on families and pets. Children and animals are especially susceptible to their negative side effects, as they’re closer to the ground and more likely to place items in their mouths. The elderly, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems may also be effected by residual pesticides after an extermination.
At Allphase Exterminators, our heat treatments are completely safe for your entire family. After a comprehensive inspection, we place specialized heaters throughout your home. We then raise the temperature to 145F, and sustain it over several hours. Bed bugs can’t survive in temperatures over 130F. And by maintaining the heat for several hours, we allow it to penetrate into mattresses, furniture and walls, effectively killing all bed bugs and their eggs wherever they’re hiding.
Quick, Discrete Service
We understand that having bed bugs can be a stressful – and embarrassing – problem. That’s why at Allphase, all of our equipment and trucks are unmarked and completely discrete. Our team of Big Rapids exterminators offer professional and confidential services, and will work hard to ensure your entire infestation is eliminated in a single visit. After our heat treatment, there’s no need to stay the night in a hotel. Simply open a few windows to let out residual heat, and get back to life as normal.
Contact Allphase Exterminators today to learn more about how we provide exceptional eco-friendly extermination services to Big Rapids and surrounding areas.
With Allphase Exterminators, Getting a Bed Bug Free Home is Easy
- Contact Us – Fill out the free estimate form or call us.
- Schedule Your Service – Choose a date for your service that fits your schedule.
- One Day Heat Treatment – We eliminate all of the bed bugs and their eggs on the first visit so you can get back to enjoying your home.
- Start Enjoying Home Again – Once our equipment is removed, you may enter your home bed bug free immediately!
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Can you see bed bugs?
Yes. Many people assume that bed bugs are too small to see, but this assumption is incorrect. Newborn bedbugs are very small, translucent, and difficult to see, but adult bed bugs are about the size of a small apple seed. The bugs are dark brown and can be spotted easily if you know where to look.
What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are small, flat, and apple seed shaped bugs that range from translucent to brownish in color depending on their life stage. Bed bugs do not have wings and cannot jump; they crawl from room to room or person to person and lay white oval eggs tucked away in the areas where they feed.
Do bed bugs spread diseases?
No. Bed bugs have not been found to transmit diseases to humans. Bed bugs are generally not considered a threat to your health, however, bed bugs bites will cause itchy red marks or skin rashes to develop which can lead to infection. Infestations are also known to cause psychological problems for many victims.
Do bed bugs live in dirty homes and hotels?
No. Bed bugs can and will live anywhere as long as humans are present to feed on. They will inhabit any home no matter how clean you keep it. You can find bed bugs in budget motels as well as 5 star executive suites.
How did I get bed bugs?
Bed bugs are commonly picked up and brought home from traveling. Bed bugs outbreaks are common in large cities and downtown areas. You may have picked up bed bugs from schools, hospitals, movie theaters, even coffee shops. You can also get bed bugs from living in multi-unit housing or apartment buildings. If a neighbor brings home bed bugs they can travel through walls or ductwork into other apartments.
How fast do bed bugs reproduce?
Female bed bugs will lay 1-5 eggs per day and eggs will hatch within a week. The average lifespan of a bed bug is 6 months, but tend to live longer in a cold environment.
What does a bed bug infestation look like?
You will find exoskeletons on the ground that bed bugs have shed during their molting phases. Look for white eggs in the creases of your mattress or beddings as well as brownish blood stains and fecal matter in your sheets from feedings. You will also have red spots develop on your skin and it’s likely that you will see bed bugs crawling around if the infestation gets worse.
Do I have to throw out my furniture and mattress?
No. Many people throw out furniture and mattresses because chemical pest control companies tell them to. If you choose heat treatment, the safer alternative, you can treat your home and all of the contents and furnishings inside your home, saving you thousands of dollars.
How do I get rid of bed bugs?
Bed bugs grow at a rapid rate. You should hire a professional exterminator to get rid of bed bugs at the first signs of infestation. Bed bugs are the only insect that a home owner can’t treat on their own.
Will heat treatment hurt my home?
No. Aside from a few items that will need to be removed prior to your service, heat treatment is safe for your home. Some of the items that will need to be removed are items that cannot withstand high levels of heat including: candles, crayons, oil paintings, aerosol cans, plants, and stringed musical instruments. Review the full heat treatment item checklist here.
Can the cold kill bed bugs?
Findings have shown that bed bugs will die if kept in the freezer at 1F for 3 ½ days. If kept at -4F degrees, they will die in just 2 days. You can place infested items in sealed bags in the freezer but this will not exterminate an infestation; bed bugs will hide in all kinds of spaces in your home and could even be hidden behind electrical outlets and in the walls.