Preventing Holiday Bed Bug Infestations for Greater-DC Homes
American Pest, a family owned and operated Virginia pest control company, has been providing Haymarket residences and businesses with the most effective and eco-friendly pest control methods since 1925. With over 90 years of experience in the pest control industry, we have developed the methods to help you get rid of ants, fleas, ticks, bed bugs and much more. No matter what your pest problem is, trust the experts at American Pest today.
The bed bug population in Virginia and throughout the United States has been sharply on the rise for the last 50 years. Bed bugs are small reddish-brown parasites and are about ¼ inch in length. These small nocturnal insects received their name due to their common habit of hiding out in beds and emerging at night to feed on their human hosts. An adult female bed bug can lay up to five eggs per day, which can quickly lead to a major infestation.
It is important to keep an eye out for signs of bed bug activity to detect a problem before a serious infestation develops. Some common signs of bed bug activity include:
Small brown droppings
Tiny white eggs or egg casings
Blood spots on mattress or linens
Exoskeletons or shed skins from growing nymphs
If you have noticed any of these signs of bed bug activity in your Haymarket home or commercial facility, it is important to take action quickly. The first step is to confirm whether or not you have a bed bug problem, and if so to quickly find the location and source of the infestation. At American Pest, we offer the most effective form of bed bug detection with our K-9 Bed Bug Inspections. There are many advantages to using K-9 inspections opposed to traditional inspections including:
97% accurate in detecting all stages of bed bugs opposed to 40-60% accuracy with traditional inspections.
Much faster inspection process. Generally takes from 2-15 minutes.
Requires very little disruption unlike traditional inspections where it may be necessary to dismantle beds, move furniture, etc.
K-9’s are capable of performing very thorough inspections of all areas including cluttered areas, carpet, behind baseboards, mattress seams etc.
Due to their nocturnal and elusive nature, bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to eliminate. At American Pest, once our K-9 inspections have determined the location of the bed bug infestation, our expertly trained technicians will be ready to help you get rid of bed bugs. We offer a variety of bed bug treatment services, including:
Bed Bug Heat Treatments
Mattress and Box Spring Encasements
Conventional Pesticide Treatments
If you live or work in Haymarket and are in need of a bed bug exterminator, do not hesitate to contact the professionals at American Pest today.
Not only does American Pest provide the most effective bed bug treatments to Haymarket homes and commercial facilities, we also offer a wide variety of other pest control services to cover nearly any pest problem you may be faced with in the Haymarket area. Our services include:
General Pest Control
Stink Bug Reduction
Commercial Bird Control
Commercial Rodent Control
If you are interested in learning more about any of these available services, or would like to schedule an inspection of your Haymarket home or business, contact American Pest today.
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