Bed Bug Treatment in Youngstown, Ohio
Bed bug infestation continues to be a nuisance that many households face. Expert Pest has years of experience in effectively treating bed bugs throughout the Youngstown area. Our team wants to help you understand bed bugs, where to find them, and the bed bug extermination process.
About Bed Bugs
Bed bugs were introduced into the United States centuries ago. Today, they are still found throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Bed bugs are brown to reddish-brown in color. They are 3/16 to 1/5 inch long. Bed bugs’ flat, oval-shape 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 sleeping, unsuspecting host from which they feed. Typically, their preferred hosts are humans but they have also been known to feed on birds and rodents. The bug pierces the skin with its extended mouthparts, and it injects saliva as it probes for blood vessels and feeds on blood. Humans experience varying reactions to bed bugs including inflamed, colorless welts or lumps with severe itching. These bites commonly occur in a series of two or three bites in close proximity.
Finding Bed Bugs
To check for bed bugs, search the common bed bug hiding spots. Check these spots with a flashlight. You will be looking for small, smeared black dots (fecal stains). Expert Pest recommends beginning with where you sleep including mattress and key parts of the bed.
If bed bugs are detected, we find it important for our clients to reflect on how the bed bugs might have gotten there. Key questions to consider include:
- Have you traveled or been on vacation recently?
- Was there a guest staying at your house?
- What was going on in your home at the time?
By asking yourself these questions, you can help our team of experts get to the bottom of your bed bug infestation. The next step is contacting Expert Pest to discuss the extermination process.
Professional Bed Bug Treatment
Our bed bug exterminators in Youngstown, Ohio offer four different types of bed bug extermination treatments. 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.
Properly preparing for bed bug extermination is the key to successfully exterminating bed bugs and preventing a reoccurrence. Once selecting a treatment option, Expert Pest will provide you with a prep list. It is important to perform the tasks efficiently to ensure the best possible treatment.
Why Choose Expert Pest
Expert Pest is a quality supplier of pest management services. Our team of efficient, expert service professionals is fast-acting and highly-proactive. Expert Pest aims to limit the stress associated with pests and provide our customers with a safer and healthier environment. We proudly service the Youngstown area and surrounding cities including Boardman, Canfield, Warren, Hubbard, Girard, and more. For all residential and commercial pest problems, count on Expert Pest for friendly, effective, and high-quality pest extermination.