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Bed bug control

No matter if you own a home or work in the hospitality industry, bed bugs are an absolute nightmare to deal with. In order to provide the right and most effective treatments, bed bugs must be correctly identified and found. If one bed bug harborage is missed, the population could rebound and eventually build back up to an infestation level.

Ehrlich Technicians have received specialized training to properly identify bed bugs in all life stages. We utilize the latest bed bug inspection and treatment methods to protect your home and business from this biting pest. If you even suspect that you might have bed bugs in your home, don't waste another minute. Contact us today for a free bed bug inspection.

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Control bed bugs: the Ehrlich way

Ehrlich offers home and business owners the most comprehensive bed bug detection, treatment, and prevention solutions. Our bed bug control options vary and can depend on:

  • Infestation size
  • Infestation location
  • Property type (residential or commercial)

Prior to choosing the right treatment method, your Technician will perform a bed bug inspection visually or with passive or active bed bug detection devices. In some instances, a specially trained canine scent detection team will perform a canine inspection. The Technician will inspect all areas of suspected bed bug activity to find where they are hiding. Once found, your Technician will educate you on the recommended treatment methods to get rid of the bed bugs and work with you to decide on the best control method for your property.

Bed bug inspections

Ehrlich provides bed bug inspections for both residential and commercial properties. We use multiple detection methods to ensure a comprehensive bed bug inspection.

  • Visual bed bug inspection - Although bed bugs are difficult to see with the naked eye, trained bed bug Technicians can find evidence of bed bugs through experience, expertise, and by looking for the telltale signs of bed bugs.
  • Passive bed bug detection devices - Passive detector devices are set up in areas where bed bugs may be hiding. The term ‘passive’ refers to the fact that these devices do not attract bed bugs; rather, they are placed in locations such as under the legs of bed frames and upholstered furniture to intercept, capture, and kill bed bugs as they travel to sleeping and resting areas.
  • Active bed bug detection devices - Unlike passive devices, active bed bug detection devices actively lure bed bugs using attractants such as carbon dioxide, heat, and other products that mimic human pheromones. They are placed in locations of suspected activity to entice bed bugs from hiding places and provide evidence of a bed bug infestation.
  • Canine scent detection - A trained canine scent detection team can determine the presence of bed bugs hidden in places that might be missed during a visual inspection. Due to dogs’ keen sense of smell, they can identify the odors given off by live bed bugs and viable eggs.

What to expect during a bed bug inspection

The time needed for the inspection will depend on the extent of the infestation. Contact us today to set up a bed bug inspection appointment.


One of our licensed inspectors will discuss your concerns and thoroughly describe what the inspection will involve.

During the inspection

The inspector will examine the areas of suspected bed bug activity for signs of bed bugs.


You will receive a report that describes findings, concerns, recommendations, and an estimate for treatment.

Bed bug treatment methods

Ehrlich uses a variety of environmentally friendly treatment methods that will help track down bed bugs. Our bed bug treatment methods include:

We also offer year-round bed bug protection. Your Technician will find the source of the infestation and provide ways to eliminate the bed bugs. They will then work to keep them away all year long, providing you with peace of mind.

Why do I need bed bug control?

To put it simply, bed bugs can spread fast, quickly infesting your entire property. Without proper bed bug control, one missed bed bug can turn into a new infestation in no time. If you don’t get a suspected bed bug problem treated and controlled, you could end up with a severe infestation.

Though they do not transmit diseases, bed bugs feed on human blood and will leave you with tiny, irritating bites on your skin. In the hospitality industry, having bed bugs is a nightmare for brand reputation and can cause a loss of sales and bookings for your business.

Frequently asked questions

What are the main causes of bed bugs?

Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers and you most likely ended up with them because they hitched a ride home with you. Bed bugs can also be brought into your home on an infested item. In apartments, bed bugs can travel from room to room, so it is likely that your neighbor has a bed bug problem. In hotels, bed bugs can be brought in by guests.

Where do bed bugs hide in your home?

Bed bugs are most commonly found anywhere humans remain dormant for a period of time. These areas can include beds, couches, and reclining chairs. If an infestation becomes severe, bed bugs can spread to unusual places like baseboards and curtains, along ceilings, in electrical outlets, and behind pictures.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?

We do not recommend trying to DIY a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are incredibly small and very difficult to spot with the untrained eye. Missing just one bed bug can cause a more severe infestation in no time as female bed bugs can lay up to 500 eggs in their lifetime.

What kills bed bugs instantly?

Bed bug treatment methods provided by a professional pest control company are the fastest way to get rid of this biting pest. No bed bug situation is the same and your Technician will work with you to choose the best method to eliminate the bed bugs as quickly as possible. Our bed bug treatment methods include conventional treatment, fumigation, steam remediation, and heat treatments.

How do I get rid of bed bugs at home?

Working with a professional pest control company, like Ehrlich, is the easiest and best way to rid your home of bed bugs. Our Technicians are trained to find and eliminate bed bugs in all life stages. We have the proper tools and techniques to find bed bugs where they are hiding, stop them from spreading, and eliminate them. DIY bed bug control methods are ineffective and can likely make the infestation worse.

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