How to get rid of bed bugs

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Cost of Bed Bug Treatment: Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Costs

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And if that sounds like a lot, let us tell you how much could cost if you ask for professional help. Any wild guess? The price you will pay for pest control to help you get rid of bed bugs could be as high as 5,000 USD.  A significant hurdle in the war on bed bugs is the financial burden treatment options can place on a family’s finances. For many, hiring a professional pest management company to...

Cost of Bed Bug Treatment: Pest Management Specialists

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The cost of professional treatment for bed bugs in your home depends on varying factors; extent of the infestation, location and size of the home, and treatment choice are the greatest determinations of cost. Understanding how these factors affect the ultimate cost of treatment when hiring a pest-control company can help a homeowner choose what the best route for them is. Infestation Size The...

Chemical Treatment Strategies

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There are over 300 chemical products registered with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for use as bed bug treatments. Bed bug treatments are pesticides and, “All pesticides must be registered by EPA before being sold and used in the United States” These products can be broken down in six distinct categories, based on their chemical class. Each has its own benefits and risks, and vary in...

Bed bugs vs spiders and chiggers

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Spiders are probably one of the most feared insects by humans. Not many are fans of spiders. Bed Bug Bites Versus Spider Bites These creepy crawlers can be found lurking in our homes and freaking us out when we see them crawling on our floor. At first sight, our instinct is to squash them with our foot or the nearest heavy object. Did you know, in the US, there are 3,000 species of spiders...

Bed bugs vs mosquito and fleas

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Unlike fleas and ticks, bed bugs do not transmit disease. This is not to say that their bites will not cause harm to the host. Bed bugs can cause severe allergic reactions for some people, where they will find themselves intensely scratching leading to skin infections. If a bed bug happens to bite you, do not panic. Remember to use the suggested home remedies on your bite and if the swelling or...

Bed bugs vs ticks, scabies and the bat bug

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Wingless. Oval shaped. Flat. I’m no talking about our friend the bed bug, but rather its ally, the tick. Bed Bug Bites Versus Tick Bites Ticks are mistaken for bed bugs because of their similar appearance. They differ in number of legs. Ticks have 8, while bed bugs only have 6.  The main difference in appearance is apparent after a feeding where the tick inflates its body full of the blood, while...

Can my cat get bed bugs?

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No, cats are not a source of shelter for Cimex Lectularius, the lesser known Latin name for the increasingly common bed bug. Nor they are a mode of transportation for bed bugs. Bed bugs do not live on cats, or dogs, or even people; despite how much they LOVE people. Bed bugs want to be close to people, not our pets. They love to live in environment’s where people are because human blood is a bed...

Can my dog get bed bugs?

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Bed bugs will feed on any animal or human. Their goal is to draw blood to survive. They do, however, prefer human blood over an animal. Yes, bed bugs can bite dogs but they do not favor attacking the pet. Bed bugs can crawl and create a nest in the pet’s bed if they please. You can identify a bed bug bite on your dog by searching for small red bumps, similar to the ones you can find on your body...

What to be aware of in regards of bed bugs bites

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How Long Do Bed Bugs Feed For? It takes roughly between three to ten minutes for a bed bug to feed on you and to become fully engorged with blood. When they are done, they will crawl away from you without you noticing them. Do Bed Bug Bites Itch? Yes! Bed bug bites itch and often, it can become an annoyance and cause discomfort for some. Generally, when a bed bug bites, it will not harm you but...

Are there ways to deter bed bugs from biting?

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There are no sure-fire ways to stop live bed bugs from biting people. Bed bugs have proven to be crafty and determined. These parasitic pests are even adapting to becoming resistant to poisonous pesticides! When it comes to survival instincts, bed bugs are bad-asses. But, scientists have learned, they also try to avoid things they find unappealing. The night-time nibblers seem to prefer certain...

How to get rid of bed bugs