Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite: The Effective Control Solution For Your Pasadena Home

Few things in life are as satisfying as a good night's sleep because you wake up feeling refreshed, energetic, and ready to tackle the day. When you experience a restful night of deep sleep, you wonder how that happened and if you can repeat it the next night. On the opposite end, no one enjoys a restless night full of tossing and turning in bed while noticing that the time on the clock barely seems to move. 

According to researchers, caffeine intake before bedtime in the form of coffee or chocolate or the blue light from our computer screens can hinder a good night's sleep. While these observations may be correct, one pest that can keep you from enjoying a restful night is bed bugs. This fact is so well-known that it became part of an infamous nursery rhyme: "Good night, sleep tight, and don't the bed bugs bite."

You don't have to worry about bed bugs keeping you awake at night if you use effective pest control services in Pasadena from Accutech Pest Management. Our family-owned, local company has removed bed bugs from homes for over twenty years. 

Accutech Pest Management is a locally-owned family business serving residential and commercial customers in Pasadena, Maryland, and the surrounding areas since 2000. We provide competitive pricing, free estimates, and a customer satisfaction guarantee with our contracted services. Because we are a family-owned business, we treat our customers like family by delivering excellent customer service, answering our phones 24/7, and providing a satisfaction guarantee on our contracted services. 

You probably found this article because you suspect bed bugs are causing the itchy, red bumps on your body; however, the spots could be from an allergic reaction or another biting pest. Therefore, in this article, we will help you determine if bed bugs are the problem.

Examining Your Home: Where To Look For Bed Bugs

Before discussing where to search for bed bugs in Pasadena, we need to know what bed bugs look like. Bed bugs are insects with six legs, two antennae, and a three-part body consisting of a head, thorax, and abdomen. They have a 1/4-inch flat, broad oval mahogany body when unfed, but after they consume a blood meal, their bodies become swollen, elongated, and reddish-brown. Like all insects, bed bugs have an external skeleton (exoskeleton) that has a crinkled appearance.

Since we know what bed bugs look like, let's identify where to search. Bed bugs are tiny creatures that can fit in cracks and crevices, so look for them in these places:

  • Mattress seams
  • Box springs
  • Behind headboards and picture frames
  • Inside electrical outlets
  • Drawer joints in nightstands
  • Crevices in upholstered furniture
  • Gaps between baseboards, walls, and flooring
  • Curtain folds
  • Junctions between walls and the ceiling
  • Beneath loose wallpaper

You may not always find bed bugs in these areas, but if they are present, you may find other signs of bed bugs.

One indication of the presence of these insects is discarded exoskeletons. Like all insects, bed bugs progress through various growth stages (instars) that require them to shed their shells (molting) to allow their bodies to expand. Discarded shells from the initial stages are impossible to detect with magnification, but cream-colored exoskeletons from the final phases are detectable if you carefully search the area.

Using a magnifying glass will enable you to find discarded exoskeletons from the first few growth stages; additional magnification will also help you to discover eggs and eggshells. Female beg bugs lay white, pinhead-sized eggs in cracks and crevices. Under ideal conditions (>70?), 60% of the egg will hatch in six days, and 30% more will hatch within nine days. When the nearly translucent nymphs emerge, they leave the eggshells behind, which is another of the bed bug signs. Like the eggs, eggshells, and discarded molt skins that require magnification, it is nearly impossible to see the nymphs with the naked eye due to their almost translucent yellowish-white color.

If the challenge of getting on your hands and knees with a magnifying glass to investigate the cracks and crevice of your room and furniture seem daunting, don't worry because our trained technicians at Accutech Pest Management will do the work for you when you partner with us for bed bug control in Pasadena. Our experienced technicians know all the bed bug signs and where to investigate.

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