How Does Your Exterminator Check For Bed Bugs?

Your friendly, local pest exterminator can do some truly amazing things these days. As a matter of fact, you’d be surprised to learn about all the amazing and innovative things that we can do. With the advances in the pest management field along with tried and tested methods, we can detect bed bugs more efficiently and accurately than ever before. Why is this important?

It’s important because the sooner you jump on an infestation, the better off you will be. It is always best to get on any infestation as early as possible, especially a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are prolific reproducers and will mate non-stop once set up comfortably in your home. Whatever, the situation, you can likely already see the importance of early detection and removal. Therefore, a lot of homeowners find themselves wondering just how professional exterminators detect bed bugs.

While there are a number of ways you can go about this task, we like to use what is known as lures and encasements. Lures are devices that are installed in rooms where infestations are suspected. They emit CO2 and heat to mimic that of a human body. Once inside the lures, they will be trapped, unable to escape. They’ll either starve out and die from this point or they can be removed and disposed of.

Encasements are other tools that are highly used today. These devices work in a similar fashion, with a similar theory, but they are an entirely different design. They are also used differently. For instance, these devices are installed around the mattress. They go around the mattress, engulfing it, trapping bed bugs inside, and starving them out, while also preventing new ones from taking up residence there.

With all this in mind, you must first suspect that you have a problem. Luckily, there are ways you can go about doing this. The very best thing to do is to keep an eye out for physical warning signs. Look for reddish-brown stains on your mattress and sheets. This will be dried blood from where the bugs have either fed on you or got squashed during the process. In addition to looking for reddish-brown stains on and around the sheets, you’ll want to keep an eye out for dark stains. This will be the presence of fecal matter. As disgusting as it sounds, this will be a part of the process.

Also, look for eggs, translucent skins, and living bed bugs. At the first sign of any of these indications, you’ll want to get our local office on the line. We’ll dispatch someone out immediately. When picking an exterminator, be sure to choose one that offers high-quality eco-friendly treatments. Doing so will ensure that you can protect your loved ones from start to finish.

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