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Kill Bed Bug Infestations

Discovering bed bugs in your home can be a very emotional and highly stressful experience - not least, because of the ‘social stigma’ associated with this creepy insect.

Ehrlich technicians have received extensive training on how to kill bed bugs effectively and efficiently. Our pest experts employ a variety of treatment methods to eliminate bed bug infestations, including conventional and heat treatment. Ehrlich also uses bed bug dogs to inspect homes that potentially have bed bugs. 

Bed Bugs In Your Home

Are you concerned your home has bed bugs? Ehrlich can offer you a complete bed bug inspection of your home free of charge! Schedule your inspection online or give us a call at .

 

Bed Bug U.S. Resurgence  

Bed bugs can be found around the world but since late 20th century they have become a significant problem in the United States and have spread rapidly across many states from New York to California.

Many people still believe incorrectly that an infestation implies a lack of personal or household hygiene.

All homes are potentially at risk of bed bugs. The 2013 Bugs Without Borders survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports that nearly all (99.6%) pest professionals in the U.S have had to treat bed bugs in the past year, mostly in private homes.

The main causes for the resurgence of bed bugs:

  • Increased in global travel
  • Changes in pest control materials and practices
  • Resale of second hand goods and rental centers
  • Picking up of discarded furniture

Once bed bugs have been introduced into a home (or business), they can be difficult to treat, as they can multiply very quickly and are highly resilient, even to some pesticides.

Ehrlich’s Bed Bug Service 

The key to beating the increase in bed bug infestations is to raise awareness of the warning signs and once an infestation is discovered, to act quickly.

Our Service includes:

  • Home inspection - Ehrlich offers a FREE bed bug inspection to confirm their presence and to help us develop the best solution for your bed bug infestation.
  • Customized service solution - as every bed bug infestation is different, we tailor-make control plans to suit your unique home and pest problem.
  • Multiple treatment options - we can offer a variety of proven control methods, from steam treatment through to heat treatment or other more conventional approaches.
  • Bed bug specialists - at Ehrlich we have a team of specialized bed bug technicians, who perform all bed bug work. These technicians complete regular, targeted bed bug training programs to keep one step ahead of this pest.
  • Environmentally-friendly approach - as a GreenPro certified organization, we are committed to an environmentally-friendly approach when treating a property. Our heat treatment solution is a testament to this.
  • Prevention advice - we make recommendations to help protect your home from this pest. As part of our preventative approach, our Year Round Protection Plan can help to guard your home against bed bugs and other common household pests

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Common Bed Bug 

Bed Bug Image from Ehrlich Pest Control - advice on bed bug bites and how to get rid of bed bugs When people talk about bed bugs, they are generally referring to the common / human bed bug (Cimex lectularius).

Other common names for this bed bug include “mahogany flats,” “red coats” and “chinches.”

The good news is that bed bug bites are not painful and most of us are unaware of being bitten during sleep time.

Bed bugs are not known to transmit any human disease and yet the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still regards the pest as of significant public health importance.

Bed Bug Questions

How can I protect my home from bed bugs? Unfortunately, as this pest is so widespread, everyone is at risk of getting bed bugs if they have been in an infested area.

While there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of spreading bed bugs into your home, Ehrlich recommends professional bed bug treatment if you discover them in your home.

How can I tell if my home has bed bugs? Bed bug bites may often be the first sign of a problem in your home, but it is not always possible to be certain about this.

Only if you consider the bites together with other common signs of bed bugs, which can be found in your home, can you be sure you have an infestation.

Bed bugs are sometimes confused with the bat bug but there is a way to distinguish the two, by measuring the hairs on the pronotum, but this requires careful close-up examination of an actual insect.

How do you get bed bugs? Travel appears to be one of the main way of spreading bed bugs.

People who travel frequently or share living quarters with others (frequent stays in hotels or motels) are possibly at greater risk of not only getting bed bug bites but also of spreading bed bugs into new, and previously uninfested environments.

As bed bugs are experts at hiding, frequent flyers and travelers may not realize they are transporting bed bugs around with them from one location to another.

Ehrlich’s travel advice on bed bugs could prove to be helpful in keeping your home bed bug free.

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Bed bug infestations can spread throughout your home quickly! 

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