How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Delaware County Home

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Bed bugs are insects belonging to the genus Cimex that have a flat and oval-shaped body with six legs that can extend up to ¼ inch long. Although young bed bugs (nymphs) have a very light-colored and often translucent appearance, the adults develop a reddish-brown color. Bed bugs are parasites that feed on the blood of mammals, with humans being their favorite host for a meal.

What Do I Need To Know About Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are predominantly nocturnal, and tend to hide out during the daytime within gaps in baseboards, under furniture, or other crevices in the bedroom area. At night, these creatures emerge and proceed toward areas of carbon dioxide they detect, which is generated by sleeping humans. Bed bugs can pierce an exposed area of skin and consume human blood, causing people to wake up with patches that are red, itchy, and irritated. 
Fortunately, unlike some parasitic creatures such as mosquitoes, bed bugs are unlikely to transmit any diseases. People who have been bitten are encouraged to avoid excessively scratching the area of itchy skin, which can be worsened and develop an infection. Homeowners with a bed bug problem often experience sleeplessness resulting from anxiety. 

The Pitfalls Of Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) Treatment Options

Property owners sometimes mistakenly buy home treatment options from local stores or online retailers, such as sprays, foggers, or traps. These products typically prove to be ineffective, and create only short-term results. Also, some of these options may contain chemical agents that could pose a health risk to humans, pets, and the local environment. 

Professional Methods For Eliminating Bed Bug Infestations

The local technicians with M.A.D. Exterminators, Inc. approach pest-related problems using a four-step process to ensure that bothersome critters are quickly, safely, and completely eradicated from the premises. This begins with a comprehensive interior and exterior inspection to determine the type(s) of pests involved, and the extent of the problem. Next, based on the specific circumstances, we consider the best plan of action. 
The treatment method selected is then completed using the latest products, tools, and equipment available in the industry today. Lastly, we conduct a thorough follow-up inspection that confirms the extermination process was successful. During this final phase, our experts will identify any possible vulnerabilities that exist on the property that makes it susceptible to future invasions from pests. 
We often deploy a canine member of our staff to assist with accurately detecting all areas where bed bugs are hiding! The two primary methods we use for ousting these intruders from a property are heat treatment and chemical treatment. Our heat treatment process involves elevating the home’s temperature to 140 degrees for a period of four to six hours. 
Our chemical elimination process begins with preparing the home for treatment using a series of basic steps. We then visit the home three times for chemical application. Both of the treatment options include our 30-day total satisfaction guarantee. 

Licensed Provider Of Pest Control Services In Delaware County

Did you know that the team of trained specialists with M.A.D. Exterminators, Inc. have been proudly solving pest control problems for both residential and commercial customers in the Delaware County area for more than 30 years? We are family-owned and operated, and maintain a commitment to delivering the highest-quality customer service and support in the industry. The products and treatment methods that we employ follow many of the latest guidelines and recommended best practices from the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association (PPMA). 
Our organization is happy to announce that we have an entomologist on staff. Entomology is a branch of zoology led by scientists who specialize in insects. Keep in mind that our professional exterminators also deliver results for customers faced with problems resulting from other pests including rodents, moths, and wood-destroying creatures. We encourage you to contact our local office today to schedule an estimate, and to learn more about our bed bug control services