With over 40 years of experience, bed bugs continue to be one of the most common pests we face. Expert Pest takes the time to inform our customers on the bed bugs and their habits and how we treat them. Our team at Expert Pest will then set you up with our professional bed bug exterminators in Canton, Ohio!
Bed bugs are found throughout the United States and across the world. Ranging from brown to reddish-brown, bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped and range from 3/16 to 1/5 inch long. Their shape enables them to readily hide in cracks and crevices, one of the many reasons that bed bugs often seek refugee in human beds, mattresses, and bed frames. Bed bugs may also be found in the following areas:
- Gaps in woodwork, trim, and furniture
- Inside drapery pleats
- Behind peeling wallpaper
- Picture frames
- Wall hangings
Bed bugs are primarily a parasite of humans but they will also feed on rodents and birds. These pests feed while their host is sleeping and in a state of unconscious. The bug will pierce the skin with extended mouth-parts, injecting saliva and searching for blood vessels while feeding on blood. Humans experience varying degrees of reactions to bed bugs. Welts or lumps and severe itching are the most common effect. Bed bug bites cause an inflamed, colorless welt, often occurring in a series of two or three bites in close proximity. Scratching these welts may cause infection.
Checking and Prepping for Bed Bug Extermination
Our experts recommend checking the common bed bug hiding spots with a flashlight. We suggest starting with the mattress because this is where people sleep and bed bugs find their host. You will be looking for fecal stains. These will appear as black dots that look smeared.
If bed bugs are discovered, we encourage our clients to reflect on how the bed bugs might have been introduced. Common thoughts to consider include questions like 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.
Preparation for bed bug extermination will be the key to ensure that a re-infestation doesn’t take place. Once scheduling an appointment with Expert Pest, our team will send you a preparation list. It is important to perform the tasks to ensure proper treatment.
Bed Bug Treatment
Expert Pest performs four different types of bed bug extermination throughout the Canton area. These methods include the following:
Each method of treatment contains its own individual benefits. By clicking on an option above, you can discover more about the treatment method and the preparation that goes into each.
Why Choose Expert Pest
Expert Pest is a quality supplier of pest management services with a fast-moving and highly-proactive team of expert service professionals. Our role is to stop the stress associated with pests and provide a better, healthier environment. We have been servicing the Canton area and surrounding cities including North Canton, Massillon, Alliance, Minerva, Canal Fulton, and more. For the highest-quality and most trusted residential and commercial pest solutions, consider our team at Expert Pest Management.