Pest Control Services in Weymouth, MA
Eliminating Bed Bugs, Mosquitoes, Rodents, and More!
Hot, humid Weymouth summers may be hard for people living in the area, but there's one part of the population that thrives on warmth and moisture: bed bugs. Find out why these pesky bloodsuckers call our city home -- and what you can do to prevent or eliminate infestations.
For help getting rid of bed bugs or any other pest infestation, call (781) 531-9290 or fill out our online contact form today! Our Weymouth team will start the extermination process by answering all of your questions and providing you with a complimentary inspection.
Why Do Bed Bugs Love Weymouth?
We love the metro Boston area -- but probably for much different reasons than bed bugs. As a bustling city and hub for world-class education, Beantown attracts visitors and newcomers from around the globe. While global travel is a boon to our economy and culture, it also provides ample opportunity for bed bugs to hitch a ride in luggage, purses, and laptop bags.
Bed Bug Prevention
One common way for bed bugs to enter homes is by hiding out in furniture. Used furniture is more likely to be infested, but in rare cases, it is possible to bring bugs in on new pieces. Wearing medical gloves, inspect all furniture with a flashlight before bringing it into your home. Check nail or screw holes, crevices, and other potential hiding places. If you're inspecting upholstered furniture or a mattress, run a credit card along the fabric while shining your flashlight on the area.
Avoid Bed Bugs Wherever You Go
Weymouth isn't the only city prone to bed bug infestations. When traveling, inspect the bed and other furniture before settling into a room. If you don't see any tiny blood marks upon pulling back the bedspread -- signs that bed bugs have feasted on former guests -- it doesn't necessarily mean you're safe. Pick up the mattress and look for cast skins, eggs, and fecal marks, which look like dark marks from felt-tip pens. Place your luggage in sealed plastic bags until you can inspect it. Freeze any infested items or wash them in very hot water.
Bed Bug Identification
Bed bug eggs are pinhead-sized and pearly white. They may sport a dot in the center. Young bed bugs are translucent or yellow-white. They can appear darker after feedings. Fully grown bed bugs are apple seed-sized and have flat, oval-shaped bodies. Adults are reddish-brown with short golden hairs, become more round after feeding, and may have a sweetly musty odor. Their beaks have three segments, while their antennas have four parts. Bed bugs have wings but, fortunately, do not fly.
Prevention goes a long way toward keeping bed bugs out of your home or office. If you do spot signs of an infestation, it's time to call the professionals.
Get Pests Removed by the Professionals
DIY solutions are ineffective and sometimes even dangerous. General Environmental Services, Inc. has provided expert pest control services to homes and businesses in and around the Boston area since 1979.
“Dan is a fabulous technician and great to deal with! I highly recommended this company.”- Angela M.
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