Bed Bug Control

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October 9, 2021
Stink Bug Control
October 9, 2021

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on human blood. Their name comes from the fact that bedding is one of their favorite nesting places, but they can also be found in sofas, chairs, suitcases, cardboard boxes, purses and handbags, etc.

Bed bugs are always on the lookout for a free ride to a new home. A common way to bring bed bugs into your house is through travel bags and suitcases. You’ve been to a hotel or B&B, and bed bugs here have stowed away in your belongings, waiting for the opportunity to hop out once you’re back and establish a new home.

Used furniture or clothing, borrowed travel cases, and even cardboard boxes can be ways bed bugs get into your home.

A female bed bug can produce up to 20 eggs from a single blood meal, and bed bugs can survive for over a year without eating. As you can see, once they find their way into your bed and take a bite, their population will rise quickly!

Bed Bug Bites

Mainly active at night, bed bugs creep about while you sleep. They puncture your skin with their strong beaks and drink blood for up to 10 minutes.

Bed bug bites are usually red itchy spots, often made in straight rows as the bed bug feeds. In generally, bed bugs are not known to spread disease, but people can have allergic reactions and need medical attention after being bitten. Scratching the bite welts until they bleed and become infected is another bad outcome for bed bug bites.

It’s not mosquitos. If you wake up with itchy spots you didn’t have when you went to sleep, the creepy culprit is likely bed bugs.

Signs of Bed Bugs

The following observations are evidence of a bed bug infestation.

  • Dark, rusty spots on sheets and mattresses (bedbug excrement).
  • Blood stains on pillows and sheets.
  • Tiny bed bug egg shells or molted skins.
  • The musty odor from bed bug scent glands.

Unfortunately, even if you carefully examine your bed and mattress and find bed bugs hiding there, by now they have spread out to clothes, carpets, box springs, and even nearby books and electronics

Yes, it’s very creepy and terribly difficult to deal with. That’s why you need to call Court Pest Control at 412-672-7378. In Southwester Pennsylvania, we are your bed bug experts and highly experienced at eliminating the problem and giving you peace of mind in your own home.

Life Stages of Bed Bugs

Newly hatched bed bugs need only a single blood meal before the individual bug can develop to the next of six life stages. These stages are called nymphs, and each one is larger than the last.

  • 1st stage nymph  – 1.5 mm
  • 2nd stage nymph – 2 mm
  • 3rd stage nymph – 2.5 mm
  • 4th stage nymph – 3 mm
  • 5th stage nymph – 4.5 mm

At each stage, the bed bug sheds its previous skin, which build up and can help lead to finding an infestation.

As they grow, bed bugs feed multiple times. In fact, to continue to mate and lay eggs, both males and females must feed at least once every two weeks.
Females can lay 1 to 3 eggs per day  and live for up to a year, producing between 200 and 500 eggs in a lifetime.

Call Court Pest Control

Each and every Court Pest Control technician is Applicator Certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Our Pesticide Application Business License Number is BU11423

Our goal is to be known as the BEST pest management company in Pittsburgh, PA, based on our employees, service, pricing, our business values— and how well we do our job for our most important customers: you and your family!

At Court Pest Control, we can quickly and effectively handle a bed bug infestation for you. We’ve been in business for over a decade, and our team is ready to solve your pest problems. Call us at 412-672-7378, right now.

If you’re having problems with bed bugs, just call Court Pest Control at 412-672-7378.