Bed Bugs

The #1 household pest that people dread to find is the bed bug. Ranging from 1mm to ¼ of an inch, bed bugs can be quite difficult to find. These blood-sucking insects are reddish-brown in color with a flat ovular shaped body. Bed bugs can be found in basically any place where people congregate such as homes, hotels, schools, offices, stores, movie theaters, and buses.

During the day, bed bugs hid in small crevices and areas where people sleep like mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards. When night comes, bed bugs become active and feed on humans. They do not transmit diseases, but their bites leave clusters of tiny red bumps that are very irritating.

Bed bugs typically live about 10 months. In these months, a female bed bug can lay up to 500 eggs! A female lays 1-6 eggs at a time. Eggs are very small, white in color, and take around a week to hatch. Newly hatched bed bugs feed within 24 hours of hatching. Like mosquitoes, bed bugs have 2 beak-like feeding tubes that they use to suck blood from their host. One of the tubes injects saliva that numbs the area and the other tube sucks up the blood.

How Do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

A professional pest control company should be contacted immediately upon discovering bed bugs in your home. Bed bugs reproduce very fast and are very difficult to get rid of. Unfortunately, we here at Advanced Wildlife Control do not offer any bed bug services. It is the only insect we do not deal with. However, we can help direct you to other pest control companies we have connections with for your bed bug problem. Just give us a call at 262-242-4390 and we’d be glad to direct you to them.

Prevention Tips

Check out some of our helpful tips for bed bug prevention & control.

Bed bugs are amazing hitchhikers that love to travel. Anyone can pick up a bed bug in almost any place. They can come into your home through suitcases, boxes, furniture, or even on you. Your house or apartment can be perfectly well-kept and clean, but a bed bug can be picked up almost anywhere like hotels, gyms, stores, movie theaters, etc.

Yes, bed bugs do bite but do not transmit diseases. Their bites can be itchy and irritating. Bed bug feces and eggs left from females are also super disgusting to have in your bed and furniture.