Bed Bug Treatment
Phoenix Bed Bug Exterminator
Bed bugs are an increasingly common household pest across Arizona. In Phoenix, virtually every type of living space is susceptible to infestation, including homes, apartments, dorm rooms, and more. Bed bugs spread quickly, as they are easily concealed within furniture, boxes, or piles of clothing.
By the time you notice bed bugs, they’ve likely spread further than you realize. Despite their name, bed bugs can also be found in baseboards, picture frames, behind electrical outlets, and throughout your home.
At-home treatments grow less effective each day bed bugs are allowed to breed, grow, and spread. If you see signs of bed bugs, call a professional bed bug exterminator at Green Home Termite & Pest Control. We offer a complete and effective bed bug treatment that is guaranteed to work.
Learn more about Arizona Bed Bugs
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?
Bed bugs prefer temperatures between 65° and 85° degrees, which means Phoenix provides the perfect climate for bed bugs to thrive. Although many people would assume to inspect the area around the bed for bed bugs, such as in the blankets, sheets, and mattress, they actually hide in other lesser-known areas. Some of these areas include:
Bags and purses
These provide the perfect hiding place for bed bugs to jump in and spread. Avoid leaving bags and purses on the floor next to the bed and other furniture.
Bed bugs love to hide in the fur of stuffed animals. You can rid stuffed animals of bed bugs by washing and drying them on a hot cycle.
Fluorescent light bulbs
Although this might not seem like a bright idea, electrical areas are great hiding places for bed bugs. Change light bulbs frequently to check for a bed bug infestation.
Kids aren’t the only ones who love riding the bus to school. Bed bugs can often be found hiding in between the seat cushions on school buses. Similar to purses and bags, school backpacks are a great hiding place that bed bugs love to call home. Be sure to vacuum and wash out school backpacks regularly to kill and prevent bed bug infestations.
Bed bugs can reach great heights, including airplanes. Bed bugs can be found hiding in seats, carpets, and vents on airplanes. Be sure to vacuum suitcases after a trip.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
If you’re one of the millions of people sharing a bed with bed bugs, you may begin to notice small signs. The most common signs of a bed bug infestation include:
- Inexplicable stains: Bed bugs feed on blood. Therefore, if they get crushed on your mattress, they will leave a dark, reddish stain. Bed bugs will also leave trails of excrement throughout your home, resulting in small, rust-colored stains the size of a pencil tip.
- Noticeable bites: Bed bugs tend to bite exposed surfaces, such as arms, legs, and shoulders. Bed bug bites are often small, flat red welts that typically appear in clusters, lines, or zigzag patterns. They itch and are often mistaken for mosquito bites.
- Living Bedbugs: Adult bed bugs are large enough to spot with the naked eye. Bed bugs have the same shape and color of apple seeds. Although they typically emerge to feed at night, it’s possible to see them during the day. If you see a bed bug or a molted bed bug skin, call a bed bug exterminator right away.
How to Kill Bed Bugs
If you have signs of bed bugs, the next step is to get rid of them. Here are some things you can do to kill bed bugs:
Clean and reduce clutter
Remove any personal items, such as boxes, bins, or other storage items that are just sitting around and creating clutter in a room. Scrub any visible surfaces.
Vacuum all open floor spaces and cracks and crevices along the walls and baseboards. Avoid using a bristle attachment while vacuuming as bed bugs can get stuck in them and then be transported to other areas of your home. Be sure to also completely empty out the vacuum canister and filter after you are finished.
Wash clothing, garments, and linens in hot water
It is best to put any loose items, such as clothing, blankets, and linens in a separate, plastic bag. Then, wash any garments in hot water—a minimum of 120 degrees.
Dismantle or remove furniture
By removing furniture, pulling furniture items away from the walls, and dismantling bed frames, you can usually find bed bug hiding places and thoroughly clean those areas.
Be sure to also investigate any tears in the fabric or openings in the box spring or bed frame. It’s also a good idea to purchase a mattress encasement to prevent future bed bug infestations.
Caulk and seal
Caulk and seal all holes and cracks in walls and baseboards to prevent future bed bug families from moving in.
Although there are a number of DIY in-home pesticide treatments that you can find and purchase at any department or hardware store, these are often ineffective, especially for severe bed bug infestations. Many professional bed bug exterminators will use bed bug heat treatment or other special products that are guaranteed to work.
Bed Bug Treatment in Phoenix, AZ
At Green Home Pest Control, we don’t believe in replacing one health concern with another. Our bed bug treatments are environmentally friendly for the smallest impact on the planet, your family, and your pets. In Phoenix and the surrounding area, we offer two types of bed bug treatments:
Bed Bug Heat Treatment:
Professional heat treatments raise the temperature of your entire room above 90 degrees for at least 90 minutes, which is typically above the temperature that most bed bugs can survive. This is a tried and true way to eliminate the entire bed bug population in your home.
We can also use products to treat your furniture and your entire home that are highly effective, but that are also formulated for the least impact on your home, pets, and family.
In addition to offering various bed bug treatment services and options, we also believe in preventative care. Bed bugs thrive under the right mattress conditions. Therefore, we sell specialty mattresses at discounted rates for preventing future bed bug infestations.
Professional Bed Bug Treatment in Phoenix
For professional bed bug removal from local Phoenix experts, call (480) 525-7378 or schedule treatment today. Experience the Green Home difference for yourself. In addition to providing you with effective bed bug treatment, we will also schedule follow-up visits to ensure your treatment is effective. If necessary, we will repeat treatments for free until the problem is solved completely.
Bed Bug Treatment FAQs
- Any used items made of or containing fabric, including second-hand furniture (especially mattresses), pet bedding, pillows, rugs, linens, and apparel.
- Suitcases, which should be inspected outdoors if possible. Prior to storing luggage, give it a thorough going-over with a vacuum.
- Closely inspect your hotel room’s mattress and box springs for spots that look like bits of pepper.
- Also inspect any upholstered chairs and sofas, and check the inside of drawers.
- Store your luggage in plastic garbage bags while it’s in the hotel.
- Keep luggage off of upholstered surfaces. It’s better to keep it on a tile floor or even in the shower.
- Notify management if you see signs of bed bugs and ask to be moved to a room that is not adjacent to the one you’re in.
- Walls—In or behind items hung on the walls, in cracks in plaster, in mounted lighting fixtures, and even behind loose wallcoverings.
- Flooring—Under baseboards and carpets, and in cracks.
- Beds—In the seams and folds in mattresses, in box springs, in bed linens and covers, in bed frame seams, and behind headboards.
- Furniture—Under cushions, in cushion covers, inside upholstery, under furniture legs, and in the seams of furniture.
- Spaces inside walls—Behind light switches, electrical outlets, phone and cable jacks, service panels, and more.
- Clothing—In drawers, hampers, closets and laundry areas.
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