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Bed Bugs

brown carpenter ant

Cimicidae

Bed Bugs Facts and Information

Bed bugs have small, flat, oval-shaped bodies. They are wingless. Adults do have the vestiges of wings called wing pads, but they do not fully develop into functional wings. Adults are brown in color, although their bodies redden after feeding. Full-grown bed bugs move relatively slowly and measure between 4 to 5 mm. Homeowners sometimes think that bed bugs are too small to see without a microscope, but this is not true. 

Grizz Pest Management offers custom solutions for bed bugs. Our solution quickly and effectively freezes bed bugs, including eggs and nymphs. It is important to be able to treat your home for bed bugs in all the different stages of their life because these pests reproduce quickly. If you only kill the adult bed bugs, young bed bugs will still infest your home. 

Other types of bed bug treatments that our team uses include insecticides. So, what is the best bed bug treatment for your home? Our professional bed bug specialists will examine every room of your home and discuss their recommendation for the best bed bug treatment options with you. Different areas of your home may require different treatments. 

FAQs About Bed Bugs 

What are the signs of an infestation?

There are a few signs that you may have bed bugs in your home. For example, bites may be a sign that you have an infestation. You can also look for dark stains on your bedsheets, which may be bed bug feces. You can also be on the lookout for bloodstains on your sheets or clothing. Bed bug eggs, shells, and live bed bugs are less commonly seen, but can also be sure signs that you have a problem. 

What is the sign of a bedbug bite?

Bed bug infestations can be difficult to detect, but there are signs that you should watch out for. Look for any blood spots on bedding or clothing as well as bites and cast skins which may have been left behind by the bugs. Bites usually occur in areas exposed during sleep such as the hands, neck, face and shoulders though not everyone experiences an immediate reaction – some symptoms might take several days before becoming visible. If discovered early enough these marks could help identify potential bed bug activity in your home or business premises so quick action is essential if infestation is suspected! 

How do you get bed bugs?

Bed bugs don’t discriminate when it comes to their choice of dwelling. Not only can these pests be found in more traditional places such as homes, apartments and hotels; they also have been known to inhabit daycare centers, movie theaters and public transport systems where people are constantly moving through them. Furthermore, bedbugs can easily stow away in furniture or other items you may bring into your home from the outside – making vigilance an important part of any pest prevention strategy! 

Since bed bugs are hitchhikers, they travel commonly by luggage. motels and hotels, no matter how clean or shining the reputation, can be susceptible to bed bug infestations. This is one of the most common ways people get bed bugs, when the bed bugs hitch a ride back to the traveler’s home.