UNDERSTANDING THE BED BUG PROBLEM IN QUEENS
New York City has remained one of the top 10 bed bug infested cities in the United States for the past several years, and Queens is not immune to this major problem. The bed bug invasion has severely affected many lives in the area, and it is important to understand why. Bed bugs are often blamed on low-income communities, sometimes more crowded and more susceptible to dirt. This is a common misconception; the NYC bed bug invasion actually began with upper- and middle-class families who frequently and internationally travel, bringing the little hitchhikers home attached to luggage. Regardless of how they entered, bedbugs have become rampant throughout the NYC boroughs, especially Queens. And our team of Bedbug Dogs is here to restore your home to its bedbug-free state.
What Exactly Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood. Its common name arose because of where it makes its preferred home - in your home; it prefers warm houses especially near or inside beds. They are very sneaky, and can usually feed on their hosts without even being noticed. During the mid-1900s, bed bugs were nearly eradicated on a global scale, but due to pesticide-resistance, they are growing immune to the common removal methods, and have crawled rapidly back into our lives.
Signs You May Have Bed Bugs in Queens, NY
Unfortunately, bed bugs are very small and can be difficult to find. But if you are aware of what to look for, you may catch an epidemic before it begins.
Some of the best places to look without any equipment required can be:
- Bedside tables
- Any crevices near a sleeping areas, like baseboards, mattress seams, and loose wallpaper
There are also a number of physical signs homeowners can notice, including:
- Bed bug exoskeletons, which are red or brown and about 5 mm in length
- Blood stains on your bedding or pajamas
- Fecal spots in your bed, which resemble small stains in a brown or black color
Bed bug bites are not usually the best indicator of an infestation because not everyone reacts the same to a bed bug bite. However, if you notice reoccurring bites on your or your family’s bodies, it may be cause for concern.
Symptoms of bed bug bites generally include:
- Swollen, red welts
- Itching and burning
- A rash across the infected area
- Straight lines of multiple bed bug bites
Bed Bug Inspections Using NY Bed Bug Dogs
Our team at NY Bedbug Dogs are experienced in a variety of pest removal methodology. When you work with our crew, you can be sure that your bedbug problem will be safely and efficiently taken care of regardless of your commercial or residential Queens location. Our team of experts will complete a comprehensive bedbug examination of your residence and tailor a bedbug prevention program unique to your situation. Based on your specific needs, this program can consist of weekly, bimonthly, or monthly visits.
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Queens, NY Home or Business
Not only are dogs “man’s best friend,” but they are also one of the most effective methods of bedbug prevention. Our highly trained dogs and dog handlers can inspect a room within minutes to determine the source of your bedbug infestation.
When it comes time to implement a bedbug prevention program, many exterminators will simply spray a pesticide. Not only does this method have limited effects, but it is also toxic and not eco-friendly. Our team at NY Bedbug Dogs is completely “green,” employing the incredibly effective and safe Cryonite treatment. This method uses carbon dioxide “snow” to literally freeze bedbugs in their tracks.