Bed Bug Control

Bed Bug Control for Your Home

Undoubtedly, bed bugs are a health threat and are one of the most challenging pests to eradicate. You see, bed bugs are quite tiny, and they are so challenging to locate. What’s worse, they feed on human blood. The good news is that the experts at James River Pest Solutions can get rid of the bed bugs in your home.

When you first recognize the signs of a bed bug infestation, call James River Pest Solutions to eradicate the entire population – fast!

Recognize the Signs of an Infestation

Bed bugs are expert hiders- until you are bitten in the night. Female bed bugs lay 500 eggs in a lifetime; therefore, if you think you have an infestation, you most likely do.

These are the things homeowners can look for to ensure the issue is, in fact, bed bugs.

  • The bugs are 5mm across and are a reddish-brown color.
  • You will see tiny dots of dark blood on your bedsheets and mattress.
  • Red stains on the bed are where a bug has been smashed
  • Small, light-yellow things may be shells, eggs, or shed skin.

If you think you have bed bugs, place the bug in a jar and call your local exterminator. James River will take a look and identify the types of bugs you have in the jar and will then perform a thorough inspection of the home.

Help Control the Infestation

Once there is a confirmed infestation, the real work can begin. It is best if the homeowner can help control the infestation by the following methods.

  1. Vacuum the bed, the mattress, and the room the bugs are located. Then vacuum all the spots they could be hiding. Your pest control expert can help with the possible locations.
  2. Once the home is thoroughly swept, seal the vacuum bag into a plastic trash bag and throw it away. Then clean the entire device well.
  3. Take all bed sheets and other linens near the infestation and put them into plastic bags until you are ready to wash them. Launder the linens in the hottest setting possible and dry them thoroughly.
  4. Anything unable to be washed in the washer should be placed in the dryer on high heat to kill bugs- around 30 minutes or so.
  5. Furniture that is infested is best tossed out if you cannot clean it well.
  6. Check other spots like magazine or book piles, clothing stacks, or anything stored on or near the bed.

Then to get ready for the treatment, tape outlets and move the bed away from the walls. Then you are prepared for the professionals to come in.

Quality Bed Bug Control Measures

Discretion is critical when there is a bed bug infestation. We know that. We will come in like any other preventative pest control treatment and take care of the bed bugs once and for all.

In addition, when you enroll in a preventative pest solution agreement, the chances of getting bugs are significantly lower. Of course, you can always give us a call if you get a bug problem of any sort.

James River offers its customers a range of preventive and responsive bed bug extermination solutions delivered by trained and dedicated pest professionals.

James River Pest Solutions Gives You Peace of Mind

Your James River Service will cover you for various pests, including bed bugs, termites, ants, cockroaches, spiders, centipedes, millipedes, crickets, wasps, flies, and pantry pests, mice, and rats. Our professional termite experts will provide quality customer care and more.

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