Bed Bug Removal in Maryland
If you have ever had bed bugs in your home then you already know how important it is to receive bed bug removal in Maryland. Triangle Home Services doesn’t want anyone to suffer from the uncomfortable bites, sleepless nights, and daily aggravation that come with having bed bugs in your home. That is why our pest control company provides swift pest control services to remove these bed bugs from your property.
What Exactly Are Bed Bugs?
Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown, flattened, oval, and wingless. They feature microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance and can grow up to 4-5 mm in length and 1.5-5 mm wide. Newly hatched nymphs are typically translucent in color and become browner as they molt and reach maturity. These pests are known to use pheromones and kairomones to communicate regarding hiding locations, attacks, and reproduction.
But why are they such awful pests? Well, bed bugs are active mainly at night. During the daytime they prefer to hide close to where people sleep. Their flattened bodies enable them to easily fit into tiny crevices – especially those associated with mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards. Unlike ants or bees, bed bugs do not have nests. Instead, they congregate in habitual hiding places. Characteristically, these areas are marked by dark spotting and staining, which is the dried excrement of the bugs. Also present will be eggs and eggshells, the brownish molted skins of maturing nymphs, and the bugs themselves.
Another telltale sign of bed bugs, though less frequently spotted, is the rusty or reddish blood smears on bed sheets or mattresses. These smears are typically caused by the crushing of an engorged bed bug. Heavy infestations may also come with a “buggy” smell, but the odor is seldom apparent and should not be relied upon for detection.
Bed bugs get their name because they prefer to hide close to where they feed. However, if necessary, they will crawl several feet to obtain a blood meal. Initial infestations tend to be around beds, but the bugs may eventually become scattered throughout the bedroom, occupying any crevice or protected location. They also may spread to adjacent rooms or apartments.
Finding Bed Bugs & Eliminating Them
Bed bugs can live in almost any crevice or protected location. The most common place to find them is in the bed, often hiding within the seams, tufts, and crevices of the mattress, box spring, bed frame, and headboard. A thorough inspection often requires the dismantling of the bed and standing the components on edge so that upper and lower surfaces can be properly examined. Box springs afford many places for bed bugs to hide, especially where the fabric is stapled to the wooden frame. Oftentimes, the underlying gauze dust cover must be removed to gain access for inspection and possible treatment.
Successful bed bug removal treatments of mattresses and box springs are very difficult, however, and infested ones may need to be discarded or encased in a protective cover. Our inspection team examines cracks and crevices of bed frames, especially if the frame is wood, since bed bugs have an affinity for wood and fabric more so than for metal or plastic. Headboards secured to walls need to be removed and inspected, especially in hotels and motels as that area is often the first place where bugs become established. They can also end up hiding among items stored under beds.
Thankfully, our experienced bed bug removal team is up to the challenge of eradicating your bed bug infestation. We work with you throughout the entire process to help you regain your home from these awful pests so you can sleep comfortably again.
Contact us if you believe you have a bed bug infestation. Our removal experts are ready to eliminate bed bugs in homes throughout the communities of Frederick County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Carroll County, and Baltimore County, Maryland, as well as the surrounding areas.