Expert Pest is readily prepared to treat bed bugs throughout the Akron area. Our team is here to help you better understand bed bugs and the importance of ridding your house of them. Expert Pest’s professional bed bug exterminators take the proper steps to ensure a bed bug re-infestation doesn’t happen.
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Bed bugs were introduced into the United States with the early colonists. Today, they are still found throughout the United States as well as the world. Bed bugs range from brown to reddish-brown in color. In size, bed bugs are 3/16 to 1/5 inch long. Flat and oval-shaped, the bed bug’s anatomy enables them to readily hide in cracks and crevices. Common bed bug hiding places include:
- Bed frames
- Gaps in woodwork, trim, and furniture
- Inside drapery pleats
- Behind peeling wallpaper
- Picture frames
- Wall hangings
Bed bugs choose a host from which they feed. Typically, the preferred hosts are humans. However, bed bugs have also been found to feed on birds and other poultry as well as rodents. These pests feed by piercing the skin of their hosts, injecting saliva, and finding blood vessels while the host is sleeping. Humans experience varying reactions to bed bugs including welts or lumps with severe itching. Bed bug bites often occur in a series of two or three bites in close proximity. Scratching these inflamed, colorless welts can cause infection.
Finding Bed Bugs
Expert Pests recommends checking common bed bug hiding spots with a flashlight. You will be looking for fecal stains that appear as small, smeared black dots. Our team suggests starting with the places where you sleep including the mattress and its seams, the bed, and the bed frame.
If signs of bed bugs are discovered, Expert Pest encourages our clients to reflect on how the bed bugs might have gotten there. Questions to consider include:
- Have you traveled recently?
- Did you have a guest staying at your house?
- What was going on in your home at the time?
Considering these questions will help our team of experts get to the root of your pest problem.
If bed bugs are found in your home, the next step is contacting our team of professionals to properly exterminate them.
Professional Bed Bug Treatment
Preparation for bed bug extermination is the key to preventing a re-infestation. Once scheduling an appointment with Expert Pest and discussing treatment options, our team will provide you with a prep list. It is important to perform the tasks to ensure the best treatment.
Expert Pest provides four different types of bed bug extermination throughout the Akron area. These methods include the following:
There are unique steps and benefits to each of our methods. By clicking on an option above, you can discover more about each method and learn which choice may be best for you.
Why Choose Expert Pest
Expert Pest is a quality supplier of professional pest management. Our team of expert bed bug exterminators in Akron, Ohio is efficient and effective with proven results. It is our goal to prevent the stress associated with pests and provide our clients with a safer and healthier environment. We proudly service the Akron area and surrounding cities including Green, Kent, Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Hudson, and more. For the highest-quality residential and commercial pest solutions, count on our team at Expert Pest Management.