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.
- Odor -
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!
- Bites -
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 and dinner."
- 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 these casings.
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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
If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation, we will start with an inspection. During this process, our team will thoroughly look around your home for bed bugs. If any are present, we will then assess the extent of the infestation so that we can make the best possible recommendation for the next steps.
Inspections from Family Pest Control LLC are free of charge. When we complete the inspection, we will provide you with a detailed plan of action that will include treatment options as well as pricing information.
Bed Bug Treatment
At Family Pest Control LLC, we believe in using tried and true methods to eliminate and prevent bed bugs—we aren’t going to reinvent the wheel. Based on our inspection, we will determine the best way to address and eradicate the infestation. Whatever cracks and crevices the bed bugs are hiding in, we will find and attack them. In many cases, we treat all mattresses, pet kennels or beds, box spring encasements, and ideal surfaces. Our technicians will also set up bed bug monitors to keep tabs on the situation.
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 their pets.)
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.