How Do You Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your St. Louis Home?
June 09, 2021 - Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are small parasites that are wingless, and have a flat and oval-shaped body that is approximately 3/16" long. The adults appear in shades of red or brown, and are roughly the size of an apple seed. Young bed bugs (nymphs) first emerge with a white or yellowish appearance, but soon begin to darken as they consume the blood of their human or animal hosts. So, how do bed bugs get into our St. Louis homes to begin with?
There is a misconception that bed bugs are drawn to homes with unsanitary conditions; however, this is a fallacy. Bed bugs are generally brought into a home within bags, suitcases, or other articles unknowingly by those who encounter them elsewhere. They are quite commonly found in settings where travelers are passing through, including hotel rooms, trains, or other types of mass transportation.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are typically nocturnal, and attempt to locate themselves in bedroom areas where humans sleep. During the night, these pests will emerge and feed on a host, afterward they then retreat to hiding places nearby. Victims often awaken and notice spots of red and irritated skin. Fortunately, bed bugs are not known to spread diseases. Victims are discouraged from scratching at the itchy bite marks, which could worsen the condition and produce the potential for developing an infection.
The Pitfalls Of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Treatment Options
Some property owners attempt to use store-bought DIY treatments to combat significant intrusions by bed bugs. Many of these mass-marketed options are promoted as being a quick and easy way for banishing these pests from your property. In reality, most of these home treatment products, including foggers, sprays, and powders, produce very mediocre results that are insufficient against serious infestations.
Some of these retail treatment choices contain potentially harsh or volatile chemical agents that create safety concerns. Some home occupants, including children, those with allergies, and others with weakened immune systems, often experience irritating reactions to the various formulas contained in these products.
How Roberts Pest Control Banishes Bed Bug Problems
Roberts Pest Control has continued to develop and enhance its professional treatment methods for expelling bed bugs. We deploy many of the latest products available in the industry that have proven to be effective. Our team will use a specialized heat treatment plan that kills existing adult bed bugs, nymphs, and their eggs.
Our efforts generate same-day results that are superior to traditional methods. Our comprehensive forms of treatment also are eco-friendly, and do not adversely impact our air or water supplies. In addition to bed bugs, we now offer customized extermination services that solve problems involving termites, rodents, and many other unwanted and possibly dangerous invaders.
Licensed Pest Control Service Professionals In St. Louis
The team of experts with Roberts Pest Control has more than 15 years of experience in rapidly eliminating critters that are plaguing home and business owners in St. Louis. We understand the importance of rooting out deeply entrenched pests that often retreat deep within walls, beneath floorboards, and in hard-to-reach crawl space areas of a structure. Failing to thoroughly identify and completely treat these concealed areas often results in a renewed pest-related problem several weeks or months later.
When you contact one of our representatives, we will perform a detailed assessment of the exterior and interior areas of the property. During this process, we commonly identify current property conditions that may be inviting future pest-related intrusions.
Our customers appreciate that our technicians remain committed to delivering high-quality customer service and follow-up. We also operate in ways that ensure the health and safety of our customers and their pets, as well as the local ecosystem. Contact our office to schedule an onsite inspection, and complimentary estimate.