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Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Extermination in Tyler & Longview

Professional Bed Bug Elimination Services

Bed bugs are equal-opportunity parasites that are capable of invading even the cleanest of properties. Not only are they persistent and widespread, but they are also notoriously difficult to get rid of. Instead of wasting money on ineffective, store-bought solutions, trust our skilled pest control experts at Innovative Pest Control.

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Identifying Bed Bug Infestations: Signs to Watch For

Signs of a bed bug infestation can vary, but here are some common indicators that you may have bed bugs in your home:

  • Visible Bed Bugs: Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed (4-5 mm) and have a reddish-brown, flattened, oval shape. Nymphs (young bed bugs) are smaller and lighter in color. If you see live bugs on your bedding, mattress seams, or in other hiding spots, it's a clear sign of an infestation.
  • Bed Bug Bites: Bed bug bites often appear as itchy, red welts, typically in a line or cluster on exposed skin areas, such as arms, legs, and the upper body. However, not everyone reacts to bed bug bites, so the absence of bites does not necessarily rule out an infestation.
  • Blood Stains: Bed bugs feed by piercing the skin and feeding on blood, and they may leave behind small bloodstains on your sheets or pillowcases. These stains can be red or rust-colored.
  • Dark or Rust-Colored Spots: Bed bugs also leave fecal stains behind, which look like small dark or rust-colored spots on your bedding, mattress, or nearby furniture.
  • Eggshells and Shed Skin: Bed bugs shed their exoskeletons as they mature, and you may find empty eggshells, shed skins, or tiny translucent bed bug nymphs in and around their hiding places.
  • Musty Odor: Some people report a sweet, musty odor in rooms with a severe bed bug infestation. This odor is believed to be a pheromone released by bed bugs.
  • Hiding Spots: Bed bugs are excellent at hiding. Check for them in seams, folds, and crevices of your mattress, box spring, and bed frame. Also, inspect cracks and crevices in nearby furniture, baseboards, electrical outlets, and behind wall hangings.
  • Bite Patterns: Bed bug bites often have a distinctive pattern. They may appear in a straight line or a cluster, typically in areas that are exposed while sleeping.
  • Molted Exoskeletons: As bed bugs grow, they shed their exoskeletons, which can be found in hiding spots.

If you suspect a bed bug infestation, it's important to take action promptly. Consult our pest control professionals for an inspection and potential treatment. Bed bug infestations can be challenging to eliminate, and professional assistance is often necessary for effective control.

Bed Bug Infestation FAQs

Understanding Bed Bugs: Nature and Behavior

Bed bugs are small, flat, oval-shaped insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are reddish-brown in color and can be difficult to spot due to their size and ability to hide in cracks and crevices.

How Bed Bugs Spread and Infest Homes

Bed bugs can infest a property through various means, including hitchhiking on luggage, clothing, or furniture. They can also crawl through cracks and crevices in walls or floors to infest neighboring rooms or units.

Health Risks Associated with Bed Bugs

While bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases, their bites can cause itching, allergic reactions, and secondary skin infections. It is important to seek medical attention if you experience severe reactions to bed bug bites.

Preventive Measures to Avoid Bed Bug Problems

To prevent a bed bug infestation, it is important to inspect hotel rooms or other accommodations for signs of bed bugs before staying. Additionally, avoid bringing used furniture or clothing into your home without thoroughly inspecting and treating them.

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Our Effective Bed Bug Treatment

At Innovative Pest Control, our highly trained experts are ready to eradicate your bed bug issue before it gets out of control. We pair the latest technologies with our proven, 3-step process for maximum results.

Our 3-step process includes:

  • Bed Bug Inspection: Our skilled technicians are trained to identify evidence of bed bug infestations and pinpoint the severity and areas of concern. We will thoroughly inspect your property, paying close attention to beds, rugs, linens, and other furniture. Our team will even inspect cracks and crevices around your home, using specialized tools, to see if these sneaky bugs are congregating anywhere out of view. 
  • Treatment Plan Development: After the inspection, our honest technicians will share our findings with you and propose the best course of action. If our inspection confirms bed bugs, we will develop a customized treatment plan based on the severity of the infestation and your preferences. We walk you through our bed bug guarantee, schedule your service, and provide a complete pre-treatment checklist.
  • Bed Bug Elimination: Our innovative methods for treating bed bugs include liquid and heat treatments, mattress casings, crawl boards, steam, and other preventative measures. We typically apply treatments two to four times over a four-to-eight-week period, depending on the severity of the infestation. We will provide your initial treatment, a 14-day follow-up, and a third treatment completed within 6 weeks if necessary.
    "Exceeded my expectations in every way. If you’re looking for a reliable and effective exterminator, I wholeheartedly recommend them. My home is now pest free and I can rest easy knowing the job was done right."
    - Donald G.
    "I’ve had carpenter ants and several pests invading my home, I feel so much better now that Innovative Pest Control came out and did a very thorough job for my first treatment."
    - Jared A.
    "We have been using Innovative pest control for several months. The office staff, phone operators, sales representative and Steven, our technician, are awesome at their tasks. We have not had one problem since bringing them in."
    - Karen W.
    "They treat both our home and office building. The technicians are always courteous and thorough. We have been using them for around twenty years, and are very pleased."
    - Jill S.
    "We have had an excellent experience with Innovative. They take their time to answer questions and share what they see and what they are doing. Their customer service is really top-notch."
    - Deserie B.
    "Very professional, on time or early, and called ahead of time to tell us they are on their way. The technicians were very knowledgeable about their service and answered our questions. Very good pricing as well!"
    - Sandy M.

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