News stories about bed bugs have been all over the television, newspapers and internet for the last several years. However, for many bed bugs are still a misunderstood pest. Keeping bed bugs under control ,especially in public places, is still something that is being struggled with. Keeping bed bugs in check within your home can be a bit easier to do with a Bergen County pest control expert on your side. At ChemTec Pest Control we will provide you with accurate information about bed bugs and will work with you to ensure that any NJ bed bugs that have invaded your home are eliminated quickly and discreetly.
A common myth about bed bugs is that the only places that they live and hide in are mattresses and box springs. However, this is not true. Bed bugs can be found hiding in the cracks and crevices of wooden furniture, in walls, in closet areas and underneath floor boards. A bed bugs body is oval and flat in shape; basically these pests look like an apple seed with legs. This feature of theirs allows for them to slip easily in those hard to get at areas. .
Along with hotels and motels, bed bugs can be found in public areas that you may not of expected. Bed bugs cannot fly or jump so their only mode of transportation is to hitchhike rides on people and their belongings. Some of the more unusual places that bed bugs may be include: movie theaters, libraries, taxi cabs, retail stores, museums and airplanes. To protect yourself in these types of places it is best to keep jackets, bags and other personal items up off the floor and to inspect seating areas as best you can before sitting.
So if bed bugs are so small and elusive how can you really inspect and protect yourself and home against them? Even though these pests are small and fairly elusive they do leave some obvious signs of their presence. After feeding, bed bugs will leave rust colored stains on linens and mattresses. Also, as bed bugs grow they shed their skins and will leave piles of those skins behind. You may find dead bed bugs squashed in between mattresses or on the floor. Even though they may think that they are tricky by hiding in tight spaces, you can easily expose their hiding areas by using a flashlight to look in the cracks and crevices of your home.
Despite people’s best efforts and no matter how clean and organized a home may be, any home can still be at risk for a bed bug infestation. If you find yourself in need of bed bug exterminators the experts at ChemTec Pest Control can help! Our bed bug services will provide you with inspection services, prevention services, and with top quality bed bug treatments in NJ. Don’t lose another night of sleep worrying about bed bugs! Give ChemTec a call today!