Bed Bug Pest Control in Jackson, MS
If you've ever had a bed bug problem you'll know that these pests are small, wingless insects that can cause havoc in your home. By feeding on the blood of humans and pets in your household, they cause tiny bites around the head and neck, as well as other bare parts of the body. They are usually found in dark areas and mostly come out at night because they tend to congregate around warm bodies and exhaled carbon dioxide. Once they have fed on you or your pet for a few minutes, they will run off and hide where they can no longer be detected.
Bed bugs aren't the most destructive or dangerous insects, but they are most certainly able to cause huge discomfort. Apart from being responsible for annoying bites, bed bugs will also make you feel dirty and wishing you were sleeping elsewhere. If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation in your home, you'll want to get rid of it as soon as possible. In order to fully eliminate your bed bug problem however, you will probably have to hire a professional exterminator -- a bed bug problem that is not completely eradicated will come back and cause even bigger problems in the future.
What Bed Bugs Look Like
Adult bed bugs have flattened, oval bodies that are the size of apple seeds. They are normally brownish in color although they tend to change shape and color immediately after feeding. If you see a bed bug that is slightly swollen and reddish, it has probably just fed on someone in your household.
Female bed bugs have the ability to lay hundreds of eggs at a time. These eggs are very minute and light -- the darker the bed bug, the older it tends to be. Since bed bugs are also quite flat, they are able to slip into small spaces to hide. This also makes it very easy for them to be transported from one home to another as well as different bedrooms within the same home. If you see a bed bug somewhere in your house, there is a pretty good chance you have a problem throughout your entire space.
How to Implement Effective Bed Bug Control
If you are suspecting that you have a bed bug infestation in your home, take a look at some of the most common signs:
- Bites If you or your loved ones are waking up with itchy skin -- especially around the face and neck -- this is a pretty good sign that you might have a bed bug problem.
- Deposits Bed bugs leave deposits of white-colored eggs and dark faeces all around the beds that they inhabit.
- Bed Bugs Bed bugs generally tend to hide when there is a lot of human activity so the chance that you see them is quite slim. However, sometimes you might be able to spot a bug or two running away or hiding around the frames of your bed.
- Brown dots If you spot small brown dots on your white sheets, this might be a good sign that you have bed bugs. These brown dots are little drops of dried blood.
Bed Bug Treatments
Bed bug exterminators can charge a lot of money for their services. Depending on the infestation, you will be charged anything from $500 to over $1,000 to get rid of your problem. However, some exterminators are unreliable and end up either implementing insufficient bed bug treatments or failing to treat all of the infested parts of your home. This results in a bed bug problem that keeps coming back, causing you to pay exorbitant amounts of money each time.
The Best Bed Bug Pest Control
At Integrated Pest Control, we have years of experience in implementing thorough and effective bed bug extermination. However, in order to make our extermination services work, we ask you to fully prepare your home in advance. In particular, we believe the following steps are crucial:
- Washing and drying linens using scorching hot temperatures
- Heat-drying clothing and all other bed linens
- Removing infested mattresses from your home
- Sealing off clean items
If you are looking for a bed bug control specialist, feel free to contact our team at Integrated Pest Control for more information. For a free consultation, contact us at 601-372-1812 (North) and 601-372-7788 (South) today!