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Grand Rapids

Did you know that according to various industry reports the Grand Rapids area ranks in the Top 20 in the nation for the the number of bed bug infestations!

Bed bugs have been around for thousands of years but each year the media loves to publish news of infestations and with that their reputation grows as one of the nastiest and a pest that is able to spread easily.

We’ve received a number of questions related to bed bugs and COVID-19. We recently authored a guest blog post for the folks at Imperial Pest Control in Florida regarding the impact of COVID-19 and Bed Bug Behavior

These little but bothersome creatures can cause a nuisance for hotels, college dorms, health centers, nursing homes, and more.  They have been found on mass transit, such as buses and aircraft.

Bed Bug Exterminator Grand Rapids
Bed Bug Exterminator Grand Rapids

Adult bed bugs are extremely little, about the size of a tick. In fact, they are often incorrectly identified as ticks.  It is very important to call a pest control  professional immediately if you believe you may have a bed bug infestation so that we can start treatment right away.

Bed bugs can multiply rapidly.  We have been specifically trained to examine a space completely for the presence of bed bugs in bed and to treat the infestations.

If there is any good news about bed bugs in Grand Rapids it is this. To date, there have been no disease transmission concerns associated with the blood feeding nature of the bed bug.

Some people have reactions to the saliva of the bite of the bed bug, not unlike a bee sting or spider bite response. Of course, knowing something is feeding on you in the evening does not help one sleep better. If you believe you may have a bed bug infestation, please feel to call today.

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Once developed bed bugs are hard to remove. Treatments can be time, labor, and material intensive to really rid the home of all bed bugs present. The best offense is a strong defense. When you take a trip, keep these pointers in mind to reduce the danger of your bringing bed bugs house with you.


What are the first signs of bed bugs on a mattress or bed?

There are a variety of signs that you can look for when you suspect you
may have a bed bug infestation. The first is throw smell. Bed bugs
communicate with each other by secreting chemicals. This can be a very
faint smell but if the mattress has a distinct smell you have a bed bug
infestation. Another sign is through stains on the mattress. These may
also appear as rust colored stains. This is the result of bed bugs
shedding their skins and smearing on the mattress. The discover of eggs
is a certain sign that their is a bed bug problem. These present as
white eggs about the size of seeds often found in the seams of a
mattress. If you notice bugs, or any of these signs you should contact
your pest control professional immediately.

How large are bed bugs and what do
they look like to the naked eye?

The size of an adult bed bug is typically about the size of an apple
seed. Since they are nocturnal creatures they can be difficult to
detect. They have two antennas, six legs, and an oval shaped body.

How do bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs spread easily by attaching themselves to belongings of humans
such as luggage, furniture, clothing, boxes, etc. While bed bugs don’t
fly, they can crawl fast.

If I need a Bed Bug Exterminator in Grand Rapids, MI how does it work?

If you are concerned about Grand Rapids Bed Bugs there are a few different ways to treat a bed bug infestation. DIY’ers  may attempt to deal with an infestations by washing sheets, clothes, dismantling bed frames, drawers, furniture, etc and cleaning and caulking and sealing spaces that bugs could enter the home. Professional Pest Management may involve specially designed equipment to raise the temperature in your home to kill the bed bugs or chemicals designed to deal with the infestation.

Got other kinds of pests in your Grand Rapids area home besides bed bugs? We have been solving termite, mosquitos, ants  and other pest control problems in the West Michigan area for years. Contact us today for a free no obligation quote.

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