Why You Should Call The Pros About Bed Bugs In New Haven County

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Bed bugs are some of the most notorious pests worldwide, thanks to their quick breeding cycles, hiding capabilities, and the skill required to fully remove the entire infestation for good. Because of this, it’s critical homeowners stay vigilant as well as educated against bed bugs to ensure fast action at the very first sign of an infestation. 

Here at Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control, we want homeowners assured their property is pest-free. With more than 30 years experience in the field, we have taken the time to break down both the efficacy and cost of different methods in eradicating bed bugs — for good!

What Are Bed Bugs, & How Do I Know If My Home’s Infested?

Unfed adult bed bugs are rusty brown in color, flat and broad-ovaled, becoming more red and visibly engorged after a blood meal. Bed bugs multiply their ranks extremely quickly; females lay anywhere from one to five eggs a day, depositing them out of sight in hidden crevices or rough surfaces where they may remain undisturbed until hatching. 

Signs of bed bugs in the home include fecal spotting on the infested material, blood spotting on bedsheets, red itchy bite marks on areas left exposed when sleeping, and/or molted skins or empty eggshells. 

The Math Behind Common Bed Bug DIY Methods

When faced with bed bugs in the home, many homeowners attempt to solve the infestation themselves through DIY home methods, often because they believe it to be cheaper compared to professional-grade pest control. 

Common DIY treatments against bed bugs, as well as their approximate cost, include the following:

  • Ultrasonic devices: This easy plug-in treatment promises to emit high-frequency soundwaves that repel bed bugs. No significant studies confirm efficacy. Cost: $20 + constant electricity
  • Pesticide strips: Must make close contact with pests. $50 per 12 strips
  • Steamers (heat treatment): $150 for average steaming unit
  • Vacuuming: Units range anywhere from $50 to upward of $400
  • Baking soda and/or talcum powder: When sprinkled around infested areas, these DIY methods promise to dehydrate bed bugs. No significant studies confirm efficacy. Cost: $3 + cost of vacuum 

Keep in mind those inexperienced in dealing with bed bugs typically don’t rid the home of the entire infestation, even when DIY methods are used correctly. Bed bugs are very capable hiders able to crawl deep within the walls of your home to escape treatment. When adding the time and aggravation to the cost of products, solving bed bugs on your own is more often than not a waste of money. 

Professional Grade Bed Bug Resolution For New Haven County, CT

Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control promises effective bed bug treatment through a thorough full-home inspection for infested materials before formulating your plan of treatment. Post-inspection, if you choose us to perform your bed bug control service, we will provide you with a prep sheet to best prepare your home for treatment. We treat furniture, mattresses, and baseboards, as well as employ a pump sprayer to spray crevices where bed bugs or eggs may be hiding in wait. What’s more, if you still find bed bugs after initial treatment, we’ll come to your house to perform re-treatment, at no cost.

Our service technicians have the expert know-how to rid your home of bed bugs effectively, the first time. Considering this efficacy, professional-grade pest control promises to be much more cost-effective than DIY methods. If you have bed bugs in your home, don’t take on the stress of guessing how best to get life back to normal. Call the professionals for effective pest control in New Haven County.

Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control: Serving The Entire State Of Connecticut

Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control promises Connecticut homeowners peace of mind, at a fair price. Our treatment guarantee makes choosing us a no-brainer. When dealing with a pest as persistent as bed bugs, you can’t afford not to call Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control. 

Call today for your home pest control or commercial pest control services today!