Bed bugs are very common in Southeastern, NC and can be extremely hard to treat. Treating for bed bugs requires help from a licensed pest control professional. Our technicians are highly trained and skilled at removing bed bugs from your home, so you can get back to enjoying your home as quickly as possible. We offer affordable pricing for bed bug treatment, so you aren't stuck paying more than you need to in order to remove bed bugs from your home.
How to identify bed bugs.
Bed bugs are often hard to spot. They are very small and like to hide in cracks and crevices, mattresses, headboards, clothing, rugs, and furniture. If you notice rust, brown or red colored stains on your sheets or mattress, small bite marks (usually red and itchy), or tiny insect casings, there is a good chance you have bed bugs and need a professional evaluation.
Cost of a bed bug treatment can often be quoted over the phone if you provide a detailed description of the home and level of infestation. In-person consultations are also available and we can start preparations needed for treatment the same day. Price depends on the number of rooms you need treated. For an bed bug infestation, you will want to consider treatment for the entire home.
How to prepare for a bed bug treatment visit.
Our professionals will guide you through the preparation needed for a successful bed bug treatment. Preparation includes removal of trash, clutter, and laundry. After the initial visit you may be advised not to wash floors or baseboards around the area of treatment. You and your pets will also need to vacate your home during a whole home bed bug treatment.
How do you get bed bugs?
Bed bugs can happen to anyone. They can be brought home from traveling, used furniture, appliances, or a guest can unintentionally bring them into your home when visiting. Bed bugs love to hitch rides in purses, luggage, clothing, and furniture. For multi-unit dwellings such as apartments and townhomes, bed bugs can work their way through the walls into your home.
How can I prevent bed bugs?
It can be nearly impossible to prevent bed bugs but here are a few tips to help avoid bed bugs in your home. Avoid purchasing second hand items from unknown sources. If you must buy used furniture, carefully inspect it before bringing it into your vehicle or home. Put all used clothing in a plastic bag and seal it tight for transport. Once home (or at the laundry matt), place the clothes in the dryer for at least 30 minutes with high heat (discard the bag first). When traveling overnight, inspect your mattress as soon as you enter the space. Keep your suitcase closed. A sealed hard luggage case will offer more protection over a fabric suitcase.