What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs in Long Island are nocturnal parasitic insects that require a host to survive. Unlike other external parasites, bed bugs don't live on their hosts.

Bed bugs are about ¼ an inch long. They have an oval-shaped body that is flat but will become swollen after feeding. Also, their brown color will become redder after a blood meal. 

Are bed bugs dangerous?

While bed bugs are not known to spread diseases, their presence can lead to several other health concerns, including secondary infections due to scratching bites and allergic reactions to bites.

The stress these pests cause for everyone living in an infested home can result in insomnia and more health issues.

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

Bed bug infestations are worse in cities and areas where people live close together, so New York City and Long Island residents are more susceptible to infestations than in other places. Below are some of the ways bed bugs move about:

  • Through walls in multi-unit buildings
  • On secondhand items
  • Being picked up in public places such as schools, offices, hospitals, theaters, restaurants, and public transportation

Not only do bed bugs spread easily, but they multiply quickly, so once they are inside your house, they can become a big problem.

Where will I find bed bugs?

Beds and sleeping areas are these pests' preferred places because they come out at night to feed on you while you sleep. However, bed bugs are not limited to infesting beds; they can be all over a home, including behind wallpaper, appliances, furniture joints, and many more tiny crevices.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Trying to get rid of bed bugs on your own will only cost you more time, money, and stress, so let our experts at PDF Finest Pest Management take care of this problem for you.

Our bed bugs control services utilize different treatments depending on the severity of the infestation. These treatments include steam, heat, and synthetic treatments.

We recommend treating the whole house for bed bugs for the most effective results. Reach out to us at PDF Finest Pest Management for more information about our home bed bug control offerings.

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

Preventing bed bugs is a challenge because of the way they spread. Still, you can reduce the likelihood of bringing these pests into your home by limiting the secondhand goods you bring inside, inspecting your belongings after being out in public, and checking over hotel rooms before your stay.

To help control bed bugs, you should also vacuum regularly, use protective coverings on all mattresses and box springs, and call us at PDF Finest Pest Management immediately if you see signs of these pests.