If you live in Albany, New York and you’re facing a bed bug problem, you may need to give Family Pest Solutions a call. We offer a 3-Step process that eliminates bed bugs from your home.
Our 3-Step process includes the following:
- Detailed inspection
Through this process, we are able to identify whether or not you have a bed bug infestation, create a report on our findings, and then offer the best solutions we have available to exterminate your bed bugs.
Once we do this, we have a great Preventative Bed Bug Service that we offer, that way you don’t ever have to deal with the pests again.
WHERE DO BED BUGS COME FROM?
Whether you find yourself in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, or Clifton Park, the story remains the same.
Bed bugs are frequently moved around in luggage that is infested by a previous residence, hotel, or other structure in which humans live or stay frequently. They can cling to clothes, hide inside mattresses, or even furniture. So, next time you pick up a used piece of furniture or luggage, make sure it is rid of bed bugs!
Even staying at a friend’s or family member’s house for a night can put you at risk if they have bed bugs
Understanding the life cycle of a bed bug is very important for understanding where bed bugs come from as well.
THE LIFE CYCLE OF A BED BUG
Female bed bugs lay eggs in available cracks, laying about 200 eggs in its lifetime. Bed bug eggs hatch very quickly, only taking around six to ten days to do so.
Once these eggs hatch, these baby bed bugs look to take on the parasite role, trying to find blood for food. It is at this point that you may be bitten by bed bugs in your sleep. They have a somewhat lengthy lifespan, reaching upwards of 4 months.
HOW TO PREVENT BED BUGS
Preventing bed bugs can be difficult, especially if you have a travelling lifestyle. If you are one who finds themselves travelling a lot for work or other reasons, we suggest you closely inspect any hotel rooms or lodging you may stay in to make sure they are free of bed bugs.
Here are some common places to check for bed bugs in your temporary lodgings:
- Box Springs
Also, as soon as you return home, or find yourself in the next hotel on a trip, we recommend immediately washing your clothes to try and knock off and kill some of the bed bugs. Keep travel bags in plastic bags to keep any bed bugs from escaping into your home as well.
In addition, if you want to avoid a bed bug infestation in your home, please avoid picking up any furniture or clothed items that are on curbs with the intent of being thrown away.
WHAT DO BED BUGS LOOK LIKE?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so the easiest way to help you identify a bed bug is by sharing a picture of one:
These pests are small, brown and oval shaped. You can tell if a bed bug has been feeding due to a distinguishable red coloring their bodies take on.
DOES MY ALBANY HOME HAVE BED BUGS?
We recommend you get a professional inspection from Family Pest Solutions by calling us or filling out the contact form on our website. We will get back to you as fast as possible!
Just like checking hotels or temporary lodgings, you can also check your home for bed bugs.
Here are some key places you can check for bed bugs:
- Box Springs
- Edge of carpets
HOW CAN FAMILY PEST SOLUTIONS HELP EXTERMINATE MY BED BUGS?
Call Family Pest Solutions if you need a full-service pest control solution in regard to bed bugs. We use our aforementioned 3-Step process to ensure that we fully exterminate the bed bugs in your home.
Once we make sure your bed bugs are gone, we can continue to follow up with preventative pest control measures in order to make sure they do not return.