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What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are commonly compared to apple seeds because they have similar oval shapes and are about 1/4 of an inch. They are also a reddish-brown color and will become redder after feeding. These critters are external parasites that don't live on a host.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

Despite biting and feeding on blood, bed bugs aren't dangerous. So although they can leave you with itchy bites, bed bugs won't spread diseases. Still, this is not a reason to allow them to go unchecked in your home, as having a bed bug infestation can create a very stressful environment.

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

Bed bugs don't infest like most other pests, meaning they don't get into homes on their own. Instead, bed bugs hitchhike from public places such as restaurants, offices, schools, hospitals, theaters, buses, trains, hotels, and motels. They can also come inside on secondhand furniture.

Where will I find bed bugs?

Bed bugs are excellent at hiding and can spread to the cracks and crevices in everything from furniture to fixtures to appliances. But they normally feed on blood at night and hide during the day, so they can go for some time without being noticed.

Instead, you might observe signs of an infestation, such as bites, a musty smell, shed skins, or bloodstains on bedding.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Bed bugs are pests that almost always require professional bed bug control techniques to eliminate effectively.

At ACTION Termite & Pest Control, we start with a home pest inspection to confirm you are dealing with bed bugs and locate where they are hiding. While our team members are highly trained and knowledgeable, these pests are among the most challenging to spot, so we also offer K-9 bed bug detection services.

Once we complete the inspection, we will implement an appropriate plan to neutralize all bed bugs and prevent reinfestation. We use specialized TEMP-AIR technology for the most effective bed bug control method of Thermal Remediation.

Treatment can vary depending on your home's specific needs, so please call us at ACTION Termite & Pest Control to learn more about our Phoenix home pest control options for bed bugs.

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

Once you've experienced a bed bug infestation, you'll never want to go through it again, so we recommend being vigilant and mindful to prevent future problems with these pests. Here are a few tips you can use to keep bed bugs from reinfesting:

  • Look over any used items and clean them before bringing them into your home.
  • When out in a public place, refrain from putting your belongings on the floor and instead use a chair or coat hook if possible. 
  • Look at reviews for accommodations before booking to see if there have been any problems with bed bugs.
  • Upon getting into your hotel or motel room, perform an inspection to look for signs of bed bugs.
  • When you return home, keep dirty clothes away from clean clothes.

You can trust ACTION Termite & Pest Control for the most reliable local pest control for bed bugs, so contact us today!