With so many of us traveling to faraway locations as well as all around the city, we can unknowingly pick up bed bugs. Stopping a bed bug infestation before it grows to a massive problem is better than dealing with being overrun, so here is why it is critical to maintain bed bug service for your Bronx, NY, home.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
The possibility of bringing home bed bugs has increased with the rise of travel — in fact it is the number-one way to contract the bugs. We travel for work, for pleasure, and for family visits. Along with our luggage, bed bugs can make their way into our homes on purses, backpacks, and even shoes. Unfortunately, they are so small that we can’t see them until we find the small itchy bites on our arms and shoulders.
When you live in a multifamily dwelling, bed bugs can also travel from one place to another through electrical outlets, cracks in the wall, and sometimes under the door.
How Do You Detect Bed Bugs?
If you think you might have bed bugs, there are several things you can do. First, make sure if you have small bites on your arms or shoulders that you actually have bed bug bites. Mosquito and flea bites can be small enough to look like bed bug bites. Second, inspect your mattress, bed linens, and small cracks in the bed frame for signs of the bugs. You could see tiny skin pieces that they have shed, the bugs themselves, or spots indicating bed bugs have been there. Third, check any upholstered furniture such as chairs, couches, and curtains for signs. Also closely inspect your closet and clothing to find any signs as bed bugs like dark places to stay during the daylight hours.
Dealing with a Bed Bug Infestation
If you find signs of bed bugs, call a pest control specialist right away. You should choose a service that has highly trained, skilled dogs that can sniff out the smallest signs of these pests. If the dogs detect bugs, the pest control expert will confirm the detection and begin the process to eliminate the bugs from your home.
With an amazing, environmentally safe method called Cryonite freezing, they will freeze the bed bugs with a spray that is similar to dry ice. This non-toxic carbon dioxide “snow” can penetrate any crack or crevice so that no bug can escape. Cryonite freezing can be used safely anywhere and at any time to rid your home of these unwanted guests.
The most amazing part of the freezing is that you don’t even have to leave your home, as the “snow” is not harmful to people or pets. It leaves no residue for you to clean up afterward.
Maintaining a Bed Bug Free Home
When you choose pest control experts with state-of-the-art methods to remove bed bugs, you can rest assured that they will get rid of your problem with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, or they will be back for a follow-up visit. If you ever think you might have a bed bug problem again, call them in for a canine inspection to nip that bug issue right away.