The dreaded bed bugs! These tiny pests can pack a big punch. Often going completely unnoticed, bed bugs bite while you’re asleep leaving you with itchy welts.

Bed Bug Facts:

  1. An adult bed bug is approximately the size of an apple seed
  2. After feeding, bed bugs swell and turn a reddish color
  3. Females can lay hundreds of eggs over their lifetime
  4. Nymphs shed their skin five times, with a meal of blood required each time
  5. Bed bugs typically live in groups in hiding places close to where humans sleep such as mattresses, box springs, bed frames and headboards
  6. Bed bugs can travel from one residence to another on luggage, clothes, bedding and used furniture
  7. Bed bugs feed from 3-10 minutes per bite
  8. Interesting hiding places for bed bugs include books, carpet edges and electrical outlets
  9. The scent glands of bed bugs release a musty odor
  10. Bed bugs are just as likely to be found in a clean home as a dirty home

How to Prevent Bed Bugs:

The most effective way to prevent bed bugs in your home is to be careful about what you bring into the home. Clothes and bedding should go right in the wash if you recently stayed in a hotel or someone else’s home. If you purchase used furniture, be sure to thoroughly clean it before bringing it inside. If you do suspect bed bugs are already in your home, it is very important to hire an experienced pest control company to both eliminate them and prevent a future re-infestation.

If you suspect bed bugs in your home, contact us for a free inspection.  Attention Pest Solutions offers bed bug exterminator services for Saratoga County, Albany County, Washington County, Fulton County, Warren County, Schenectady County and Montgomery County.