Bed bugs are generally small in size with a flat body. This allows them to hide in plain sight when they are not looking for food. The most common places they hide in are the seams of the mattress, headboards, bedding, furniture, and carpets. You do not need to find a bed bug to know you have an infestation. They leave tiny brown and red stains on surfaces when they are crushed. You might also see some black and brown spots in on your mattress indicating the presence of bed bugs.

One fertile female is all your home needs in order for it to get infested. A healthy female bed bug can reproduce up to 500 eggs during her lifetime and up to 5 eggs a day. Bed bug infestation is extremely high and should you notice an infestation, leave the area and contact a professional Pest Control agent to remove them permanently.

Did You Know: Bed bugs can go without feeding for up to a year? A bug can feed up to 8 minutes on a human and simply crawl away without you even noticing.

Eco-Smart Pest Control categorizes these pests as the best hitchhikers out there. They are transported by humans. Think of the holiday you have just returned from. You were in a different bed, traveled for hours by car or plane. This is the perfect time for them to just on board (your bags) and hitch a ride to their new home. Remember if they are not treated and removed properly, they will move to other areas of your home and the infestation will spread.

How to get rid of them?

  • Keep your mattress covered up to a year to make sure all bugs in the mattress are dead.
  • Get rid of places bed bugs can hide like peeling wallpaper.
  • Remove all dirt and junk around the bed area.
  • Simply contact Eco-Smart Pest Control

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