Bed bugs. You can’t live with them and you definitely want to live without them. If you’re seeing evidence of bed bugs, it’s time to call in a NJ pest control service.
Bed Bugs: Everything You Need to Know
Bed bugs aren’t a new species that has just evolved. These blood-sucking insects have been around for over 3,500 years. To put it into perspective, these tiny bugs have been found in the tombs of the Egyptians.
Bed Bug Signs
The most obvious sign is the bites that appear overnight. They are itchy and usually look like a welt. Other signs include small dark stains on bed linens. The baby bed bugs, called nymphs, can be seen as well as the adults by the naked eye. Also, look around cracks and crevices, around and under mattresses, inside drawers, and in the laundry. Any dark, dry location.
Bed Bug Treatment
For bites, apply topical creams. If bites become infected, seek medical attention for antibiotics or corticosteroids for those with allergic reactions. Antihistamines also help relieve allergic symptoms.
Whether home or business, call a professional pest control company to eliminate the problem.
Our NJ pest control technicians know what to do about a bed bug infestation and have the treatments to take care of them. If you’re experiencing a bed bug infestation or concerned you might have them in your home, contact Stern Environmental for a free inspection.
Bed bugs don’t play favorites. They’ll hitch a ride whenever and wherever there’s an opportunity. This means the tiny pests can be just about anywhere you find humans and that includes the workplace.
All Work and No Play
When you’re at work, you have no control over other people’s travels. People without bed bugs can inadvertently bring them home via a yard sale purchase such as a piece of used furniture.
Several steps you can take while at work can give you a heads up on outsmarting these pests. If you have a place where everyone hangs their jackets, keep yours stowed separately. This may involve placing your sweater, coat, jacket, even scarves in a plastic bag. Better safe than sorry is a good way to look at this situation.
Keep your work area free of clutter and keep your eyes peeled in areas where your coworkers gather such as the breakroom or employee lounges. Pay attention to furniture where bed bugs can hide especially in crevices on sofas and chairs.
If bed bugs are found, call in the NJ pest control professionals to eliminate the problem.
Stern Environmental is your NJ pest control point of contact. With expert staff and a variety of bed bug treatment options, these pests will become a thing of the past. Contact us for more information about what you can do and to schedule a free bed bug inspection.