Bed bug bites are very difficult to identify since each bod may react differently.
Most people that will react to bedbug bites will have a red itchy bumps. Some may
have no reaction at all.
Most people will experience bites or see black spots on the sheets, mattress or
bedframe. In some cases, you may be able to see an actual live bedbug. If you
suspect you have bedbugs, please contact a professional for an inspection.
The Adult bedbug is about 3/16″ (4-5 mm) long; broadly oval and flat. Often
compared to the size of an apple seed. The color is red to brown to reddish brown
No, bedbugs do not jump. They nest in small cracks and crevices around the
mattress and bedframe. They are crawlers and move faster than most people would
No bedbugs do not fly. They have no wings
If an adult female that has made it into your home, she spends almost 100% of her
time impregnated and can lay 1-5 eggs daily. There is a chance that one bedbug
could be hitchhiked into your home. On average most infestations are not
discovered until 2 to 4 months after the Bedbug has been introduced.
Bed bug treatment costs can vary depending on the type of treatment, severity of
the infestation and square footage of the home, or all of the above. Bedbugs are
difficult to eradicate. The cost could be in the thousands. A free inspection is
There are many options for over-the-counter DIY products. Most pest professionals
would not recommend a home remedy for bedbugs. Bedbugs are extremely difficult
to eradicate. We recommend hiring a professional Bedbug specialists and avoid
making the problem worse by doing it yourself.
Most companies do not offer payment options for bedbugs. It is costly and timeconsuming for all parties involved when eliminating bedbugs.
Is my landlord obligated to pay for my bed bugs?
Landlord or property management obligations to pay for bedbugs can vary by state.
Out of courtesy, some landlords may pay for the treatment. In other cases, such as
multi-living units, you can be responsible for paying for yours and other units
surrounding it if inspections prove your unit as the source.
Bedbugs are nocturnal. They will typically feed during the hosts deepest sleep.
Bedbugs also have learned to adapt in cases where the host is a day sleeper. In a
severe situation, Bedbugs could be active both day and night.
Most people do not feel when a bedbug is feeding. Bedbugs apply a numbing saliva
on the skin before they penetrate to feed. Most reactions and itching are delayed
minutes, hours or even days after the feeding. Some people may feel the crawling of
Bedbugs are nocturnal and are less active during the day. Their prime time to feed is
the middle of the night. In severe situations they can also be active during the day.
Bedbugs are worldwide. Some cities in the US have a worse problems than others.
There are many factors involved. Due to the increase of international travel and
multi housing situations, Bedbugs can be just about anywhere.
Yes, studies have shown that bedbugs can carry diseases. There is no strong enough
evidence to suggest that bedbugs can transfer diseases.
Since there is no strong evidence of bedbugs transmitting diseases, most people
suffer from itchy red bumps, loss of sleep and anxiety, including the stress of the
financial burden of the cost to treat for bedbugs.
Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers. Which means, that they have entered your home
via travel, used furniture, secondhand stores, yard sales etc. They can also enter on
guests with a bedbug problem and also hitchhike on bags or backpacks from
common areas at work and school.
Be cautious what you bring into your home. If you travel, inspect your hotel bed for
any evidence of bedbugs. Even after all the preventative measures, there is still a
chance for anyone to bring bedbugs into their home.
Yes, some people get bedbugs twice or more in a lifetime. Being vigilant and
cautious does help. Some companies may offer a early detection Bedbug
maintenance program. Catching or noticing early signs of bedbugs is key.
Bedbug assistance programs may be available in some states. These programs are
not instant and therefore it is probably better to use other resources to receive
immediate attention with a bedbug problem. Local churches or other community
programs may also be available to help financially
Getting bedbugs from any source is a possibility, including multi unit situation’s. It is
best to hire a professional for a free inspection to determine what could have
possibly been the source, and put a plan together for elimination.
If you have a bedbug problem, yes you can potentially spread it to other people.
Most spreading occurs during the weeks and months when an individual is not
aware of their current bedbug infestation. Also using over-the-counter products
could drive Bedbugs further into the walls and furniture, therefore resulting in the
spread and misplacement of bedbugs.
Bed bugs are an interior pest. They may be able to survive for a short period outside
but, they are only outside of a home if they are placed there.
80% of bedbugs are going to be on or around a sleeping area. This could mean a
couch or a bed or any other area where people rest. If there are items in close
proximity of the beds such as drapes, nightstands, dressers, storage underneath the
bed etc., these items may provide additional harborage spaces for bedbugs.
Yes, bedbugs can bite dogs and cats. Their preferred host is a human. In some cases,
and out of the necessity to survive, they can feed on dogs and in some cases use
animals to transfer from one area of the home to another. Dog bedding may also
become infested if it is placed on top or near a human sleeping area infested with
Yes, in rare cases bedbugs could be in a car. Since there is no consistent food source
in a car, they will most likely use the vehicle for an area to hitchhike. The ideal
situation for a bedbug is to be inside of a home.