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Tips on Handling a Home Infestation of Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs: A Homeowner's Nightmare
Bed Bugs: A Homeowner’s Nightmare

Bed bugs are a homeowner’s worst nightmare as these blood-sucking pests are inventive in their modes of travel and their hiding places. As some people may think, based on the bug’s name, they are found in many hiding places in and around bedding.

Small crevices in places behind baseboards, in a headboard, packed boxes, or lounging behind the headboard are just a few places they are found. At night, they make their way to the buffet table, which is you, for a satisfying meal.

Tips for Infestations

If you find evidence of bed bugs such as blood specks on the bedding, bug excrement, or multiple red and itching welts on your body, it’s time to take action to rid your home of these pesky intruders.

• Purchase specially designed bed bug covers for your bedding.

• Thoroughly clean infected areas by packing up infected clothing, toys, etc. in garbage bags and throwing them away.

• For those renting an apartment or condo, contact the landlord immediately.

• You can also notify the housing department for your city.

• Contact a NYC bed bug exterminator for an inspection and treatment options.

At Stern Environmental Group, bed bud infestations are just one of the many areas our NYC bed bug exterminator specialists handle on a daily basis.

Call our office at your earliest convenience to make an appointment for a bed bug inspection and treatment plan to ensure a bug free home.

Three Tell Tale Signs of a Bed Bug Problem

Telling If You Have Bedbugs
Telling If You Have Bedbugs

Like rats and roaches, bed bugs have become part of America’s urban landscape. Most New York City and northern New Jersey residents have encountered these blood-sucking pests at home or work or while traveling. Or they know someone who has suffered through the misery of a bed bug infestation in their apartment or office building.

Bed bug paranoia has people seeing bed bugs where none exist and misidentifying other insects as bed bugs. The only way to be certain you have bed bugs and not another pest problem is to call in the experts, but be on the look out for these three tell tale signs of a bed bug problem:

  1. Live bed bugs. If you wake up at night to find bed bugs crawling on your sheets or body, it’s time to call Stern’s extermination experts.
  2. Bed bug debris. Check your sheets and mattress and box springs for discarded molt skins, black fecal dots and blood smears, all signs of an active bed bug infestation.
  3. Bed bug bites. While only 50% of people react to bed bug bites, waking up with rows of “mosquito bites” more than once could be a sign of a bed bug infestation.

If you’re worried about bed bugs, don’t spend another sleepless night. Call the bed bug extermination experts at Stern Environmental Group for professional pest identification and extermination.