Boston Bed Bug Control
Eliminating Complex Infestations in Eastern Massachusetts Since 1979
The popularity of international travel and the increasing concentration of people in cities has led to an explosion in bed bug infestations. While these nasty insects aren't a severe health hazard, they are bothersome, unpleasant, and ruinous of a good reputation. A bed bug does not actually live under your skin but will simply drink a few drops of blood while you are sleeping. You cannot feel its bite, even though it is piercing the skin, which makes them even harder to catch and kill.
Bed bugs should not be taken lightly. Simply throwing out an infested mattress isn't enough. Left unchecked, they can fully infest a home and hitchhike on others' belongings to spread to other homes. Please do not procrastinate – get ahold of our Boston bed bug control services immediately for a free quote. General Environmental Services, Inc is well-equipped for eliminating this invasive pest.
Characteristics of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown insects about the size of an apple seed (4-5 mm). They are parasites, living off the blood of their hosts – us! Bed bugs usually find their meals at night in beds; by day, they are crafty little creatures, seeking refuge in the crevasses of mattresses, walls, picture frames, electric outlets, baseboards, and anywhere else they can escape detection.
Amazingly, these tiny pests can go without food for as long as a year. After getting their fill of blood, the females will lay eggs in batches of up to 200 at a time.
Bed bugs spread easily; visitors to even the finest hotels can bring them home in their luggage. They can also spread from room to room in a house or apartment building. They are not limited to domiciles, often taking up residence in offices, schools, mass transport, and anywhere else humans congregate. And while bed bugs are more common in cities, they are not uncommon in suburban and rural locales.
How Bed Bugs Wreak Havoc Today
Bed bugs in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts have largely been thought of as being a problem of the past. Unfortunately, we are now experiencing a widespread recurrence of bed bugs in the United States and abroad. The most significant factor that explains their return is the increase in international travel. Bed bugs easily get into clothing or luggage and are brought home.
People sleeping in infested beds will often discover bites or welts on their skin, though they won't actually feel the bed bugs bite. While bed bugs generally do not transmit disease, they can cause itchiness, redness, swelling, sleep difficulties, and allergic reactions. Cleanliness alone cannot prevent an infestation, as the insects can be found in even the most pristine homes and offices. Bed bugs leave droppings all over their hideouts in addition to a sweet yet foul odor. Their presence also threatens the reputation of a business: news of an infestation spreads quickly, damaging the image of the establishment, even if the infestation is no fault of their own.
How General Environmental Services, Inc Can Resolve Your Issues
Thoroughness is the only real way to get rid of bed bugs. Every corner needs to be searched and an effective treatment needs to be applied by a trained professional. This is where our team comes in handy.
Our experts are highly skilled at:
- Encasing your furniture and beds with protective coverings
- Sealing tiny crevices, holes, cracks, and other entries
- Using cutting edge technology such as deep-sucking vacuums to remove pests
Since their reappearance, researchers have found that the new bed bugs are much more resistant to chemicals that have previously been in use. Insecticides that are often used for roaches and similar insects are ineffective on bed bugs. Bed bugs, in particular, require our professional pest control management.
“Dan is a fabulous technician and great to deal with! I highly recommended this company.”- Angela M.
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