The first step in getting rid of Bed Bugs is proper identification. We get many calls with people thinking the may have bed bugs, but do not have bed bugs. Identification is the most important step.
They appear to be small, brownish, oval shaped insects that live on blood. Adult bed bug bodies are flat and are about the size of a lemon seed. After they feed on humans or animals they swell and turn a red color. They will oftentimes be found on floors, ceilings and walls. Immature bed bugs are called nymphs, and they shed their skin five times before reaching maturity. They also have to feed before they can shed.
In ideal conditions bed bugs can develop in as little as 30 days and can produce three or more generations in a year. Female bedbugs can lay hundreds of eggs over a lifetime.
Treatments to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
There are several treatment methods once a positive identification has been made. One method is a chemical treatment of the infested areas. The second method would be to steam all areas to kill the bed bugs and their eggs. The third option is using heat by raising to a temperature that will kill the bed bugs.
Call Sureguard Today!
If you’re needing the help of a professional bed bug removal treatment company in the greater Dallas area, contact the experts at Sureguard Termite & Pest Control. We would be happy to help your current situation and return peace of mind back to your home.