Bed Bug Removal with Pest Fighter
With the rise in Seattle’s population, this section of the Pacific Northwest has also saw a rise in bed bug infestations. Bed bugs are notorious breeders and very difficult to control. If you find bed bugs in your home, do not move items around your home and call a bed bug treatment company as soon as possible.
At Pest Fighter, we specialize in bed bug control and guarantee that the treatment will work effectively. Bed bug treatment costs can vary. For a free quote, please fill out the form below or give us a call at 206.236.BUGS.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are flat, round, reddish/brown insects that feed on human blood. They have an anesthetic in their beaks that prevent you from feeling their bites. Although they may bite at any time, they prefer to attack at night when people are sleeping. That’s how the origin of the phrase “don’t let the bedbugs bite” came to be.
Their bites often result in a powerful itch reminiscent of other bug bites. Unlike mosquitos, which tend to bite only once, bed bugs bite multiple times. For those in bedbug infested homes, it is not uncommon to wake up covered in itchy bites.
How Did I Get Bedbugs?
Most people get bed bugs from traveling. If you sleep in a place that has a bedbug infestation, a few bedbugs may sneak into your luggage or on your clothes and travel with you to your home where they start a new colony.
You may also get bedbugs from:
- Visitors that come from a bed bug infested home.
- Neighbors with bedbugs, as bedbugs may search for new dwellings.
- Used furniture that had a bedbug infestation.
Bed bugs may also be found at work, in movie theaters, and even in taxis or Ubers.
How Do I Know if I Have Bed Bugs?
The best way to find out if you have bedbugs is to call a local bed bug specialist, like Pest Fighter. We know how to identify bed bugs and where they hide.
You can also look for:
- Signs of bed bug skins in creases around the bed or bedroom.
- Blood fecal pellets often left in cracks or near bite sites.
- Unexplained musty odor (for bad infestations).
There may also be unusual bite patterns. Bed bugs tend to bite more than once, and often three times. Doctors and pest control companies often refer to this as “Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.”
Why Is It Hard to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
There was a time when bedbugs were almost eradicated. Eventually, the last remaining bedbugs became resistant to several types of pest control and started growing back.
Bed bugs have a fantastic ability to hide in very obscure places. They can hide anywhere in the home but more commonly in cracks, furniture, bed creases and in wall hangings. Because of their ability to go unnoticed they prove to be a difficult pest to remove.
Bed Bug Control with Pest Fighter
We know how stressful bed bugs can be. We also know how hard it can be to get rid them. That is why we attend conferences every year to make sure we are ready to give you the best possible bed bug treatment.
Based in Seattle and serving parts of King, Pierce, and Snohomish, and Kitsap counties, Pest Fighter is the leading choice for thorough, friendly bed bug control. For more information about bed bugs and treatment costs, fill out our quote form or call us at 206.236.BUGS (2847).