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What are Bed Bugs and where do they come from?

Bed bugs are making a huge comeback. Make sure you know what to do about them.

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Bed Bugs... can you identify them or their bite?

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Color: Brown or Reddish Brown
(After Feeding on your blood)

Shape: Broadly Oval & Flat, Looks like an apple seed and is about the same size.

Information on Bed Bug Bites

  • Bed bugs have not been demonstrated to be effective transmitters of disease.
  • Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites and some have delayed reactions to the bite. Bite symptoms often appear in rows of several or more bites.
  • Bed bugs bite symptoms typically appear as red, itchy welts but can vary from one individual to the next.

Red Welts from Bed Bug Bites

At times you may not see the actual bed bug due to the fact they tend to hide during the day. If the bug is in fact feeding at night, you may wake up with bed bug bites. These bites tend to be red welts on the upper portion of the body and can appear as a row of bites instead of one single bite.

Bed bug bites Cleveland Ohio

Bed Bug Bites can create raised red welts

Bed bug bites Cleveland Ohio

Fast Results

Heat treatment can typically be completed in 1 day and rooms back in use in less than 24 hours.

Environmentally Safe

No chemicals, no toxic fumes, and no residue.

Effective Control

Heat kills the entire life cycle of all insects from egg to adults.

Economical Pricing

Heat treat an entire structure or spot treat high infestation zones while other sections of the structure remain operational.

Check out the Certified Pest Control Bed Bug Crew in action!

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What you need to know about bed bugs and their behaviors...

  • Bed bugs are elusive, nocturnal creatures and come out at night to feed exclusively on blood, your blood.
  • Bed bugs are very resilient and may live up to 12 months without eating a meal of blood.
  • Bed bugs are not caused by poor sanitation or ones' social status.
  • Bed bugs are not limited to the bed or the bedroom but instead will disperse throughout a dwelling. They will crawl considerable distances to obtain a blood meal.
  • Bed bugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to where humans rest & sleep. They can be found behind baseboards, upholstery, and in furniture crevices.
  • Other places to check are wall hangings such as picture frames, night stands, stuffed furniture, floorboard cracks, behind loose wallpaper, light switches, door and window frames, conduits, etc.
  • In heavy infestations, bed bugs may be found in wall voids, attics, and other enclosed places.
  • Bed bugs can be introduced into a structure via furniture or in the belongings of someone who has been living in a bed bug infested situation.
  • Bed bugs like to travel and will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply.

You may find bed bug eggs laid in tight spaces or even in plain sight

Mattresses with Bed Bugs hiding in them Bed bugs in industrial workplaces

Bed Bug fecal material may give you a clue you have Bed Bugs

Everybody reacts differently to bug bites including bed bug bites. With Certain people, a bed bug bite may not appear at all!

In a situation where you have not seen a bed bug or received a bite, you may still see bed bug fecal material. Bed bug feces show up as small, black dots or smears wherever the bed bugs are resting (on a mattress, boxspring, headboard, etc.).

Bed bugs in industrial workplaces
Bed bugs in industrial workplaces

Bed Bugs don't like it hot!

Most bed bug treatments are extremely tedious, require multiple visits, a significant amount of preparation, and use insecticides to control the situation. Bed bugs are growing increasingly resistant, and there are fewer treatment alternatives as regulator restrictions have diminished many chemical options. However, with the use of heat, a bed bug infestation can be eliminated in a short period of time, without the use of chemicals, allowing businesses to resume normal use of their facility quickly.

What can I do to prevent bed bugs?

Visit Certified Pest Control's Bed Bug Prevention page here.