San Antonio Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs used to be something that parents teased children about when tucking
them into bed. Our mother or father would tuck us in and say, “Don’t
let the bed bugs bite!” We’d giggle and roll over to dream
without a worry in the world. Unfortunately, there may have been some
truth, and a hidden warning, in that playful message.
Bed bugs weren’t something that people were afraid of until recently.
Over the past couple of decades, the bed bug population has seemingly
exploded. If you’ve found signs of bed bugs or have discovered actual
bed bugs in your home, contact Family Pest Control. Serving San Antonio
and surrounding areas, our team is ready to help you get rid of bed bugs!
Signs You Have Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are very small and can be good at hiding. But, even though they
are small and sneaky, they do leave signs that they have infested your
bed. Below we have 4 signs to look for in order to catch this nightmare
scenario sooner rather then later.
Bed bugs will emit pheromones that smell like something that is slight
sweet and also a little musty. If you notice this smell, it probably means
that your infestation has become pretty severe. Call us today!
One of the first signs you would notice is bug bites on your skin. Bed
bug bites can become itchy from the allergic reaction you would experience
from a typical bug bite. Look for 3 bug bites in a line and this will
tell you that you have bed bugs as they will eat, "breakfast, lunch
Rusty Stains -
Signs of bed bugs can also be rusty stains on your bed. If you shift in
your sleep you can crush the bed bugs which leave the rusty stain. If
you notice these stains showing up in different places each night, give
us a call to inspect your home.
Shell Casings -
Bed bugs go through 5 life cycle changes before they become adults. If
you notice these exoskeleton shell casings on your bed, it's an early
sign that your have a bed bug infestation. Contact us today if you notice
Our Bed Bug Control Process
Family Pest Control has been treating customers like family since 1981.
We’re no strangers to bed bugs and have a comprehensive process
for finding, eliminating, and preventing bed bug infestations:
Bed Bug Inspection
It all starts here. One of our experienced, fully trained specialists will
conduct a thorough inspection of your residence to determine if bed bugs
are present, and identify the extent of the infestation. Upon conclusion
of the inspection, our expert will deliver a full report, complete with
suggestions for bed bug treatments. While the inspection costs $135, we
waive this inspection fee for customers who decide to join our family
and receive bed bug treatments from us.
Bed Bug Treatment
We aren’t going to reinvent the wheel. Family Pest Control uses tried
and true methods to eliminate and prevent bed bugs. Our technicians thoroughly
attack all areas of detected infestation as dictated by the inspection.
Additionally, the technician will treat areas of interest like cracks,
crevices, and other ideal surfaces where bed bugs hide and thrive. All
pet beds, mattresses, and box spring encasements will be thoroughly treated,
allowing you to sleep soundly without cause for concern. In most scenarios,
we’ll set up bed bug monitors to keep tabs on the situation.
Follow Up Visit
Bed bugs can be fickle and difficult to remove. A single treatment is often
enough, but not always. A Family Pest Control technician will verify the
elimination of bed bugs when he returns one weeks after the initial treatment.
If there are signs of persistence, your technician will retreat areas
of concern. A few weeks later, 30 days after the first treatment, your
technician will return for a final time to prevent bed bugs for the foreseeable
future. Family Pest Control technicians are armed with
Aprehend® to prevent future problems. (Aprehend® is 100% safe for humans and
Family Pest Control's Bed Bug Warranty
Family Pest Control offers a complementary 6-month bed bug warranty. If
bed bugs return within six months after the initial treatment, so do we
at no charge.