Bed Bug Exterminators In New Jersey & New York
Over the past two decades, there has been a resurgence of bed bugs in the U.S. Although the exact reason isn’t known, it’s likely due to an increase in travel and decrease in pesticide use. For some, bed bugs are more than just a nuisance. Their bites can cause an allergic reaction. That’s why it’s important to eradicate an infestation as soon as it’s detected. Got bed bugs? Call Horizon Pest Control at 1-888-612-2847 for a free consultation.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small, wingless parasitic insects that feed exclusively on the blood of warm-blooded animals. And unfortunately for you, humans are their favorite snack.
These pesky insects can be mahogany or red-brown in color, although nymphs are nearly colorless. They’re flat and ovular when unfed and look swollen and elongated after a meal. Bed bugs also have six legs and antennae and can be found anywhere in the U.S.
Bed bugs can live for months without feeding, and they love to travel. That’s why bed bugs are often brought home after visiting a hotel, college dorm, retail shop, cruise ship, hospital, nursing home, taxi, bus, train or airplane. They can even be picked up in otherwise vacant buildings.
Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation
Bites are the most commonly reported sign of an infestation. Bed bugs often bite in zigzag lines or straight rows on exposed skin, leaving behind red, itchy welts. They’re nocturnal, so you’ll most likely notice the bites in the morning after a night’s rest. If you wake up with red welts, you’ll want to check for bed bugs.
Bed bug eggs, nymphs and adults are all visible to the human eye. As adults, bed bugs are about the size of a lentil and can double in size after feeding. These pests are often found in couches and bed frames, but they might also show up in stuffed animals, purses, suitcases, shoes and even items like bedside lamps. If their food source is nearby, they’re likely hiding within close proximity.
Additionally, bed bugs will leave behind small brownish or reddish dots on bed linens and mattresses. These spots are actually tiny blood stains. You might also notice a strong, musty odor like that of a wet towel. The strong scent is caused by pheromones.
Get Rid of Bed Bugs for Good
If you suspect bed bugs are infesting your home, don’t go it alone – you might just make the problem worse. Serving New Jersey & New York, Horizon’s licensed professionals have access to the most effective, innovative products available. We know where bed bugs like to hide and treat targeted sites to exterminate even the worst bed bug infestations.
For complete removal of bed bugs, request the help of the pest professionals at Horizon. We’ll not only put an end to the infestation, but also prevent new ones from starting. Contact us right away for a free estimate.