Western Massachusetts' Complete Bed Bug Control Guide

Bed bugs are small parasites that prefer feeding on human blood, and generally approach their victims while they are sleeping. Bed bugs have a flat oval body style, appear in shades of red or brown, and might resemble an apple seed. After entering the interior of a property, female bed bugs can lay dozens of eggs per week, which soon creates a more significant infestation. Those who have bed bugs on the premises often awaken with small red and irritated patches of skin. Fortunately, bed bugs are not known for spreading diseases like fleas, ticks, and other parasitic pests. Common Signs Of Bed Bugs Here are some of the most typical indications that you may have a bed bug problem in your home: They often leave small blood stains and a dark trail of their feces on sheets, pillows, mattresses, and other bedding materials. Bed bugs usually lay small white eggs and they also shed their outer layers of skin. Often the infestation generates a musty and unpleasant odor, particularly when large numbers of bugs exist. In some cases, bed bugs are mistakenly identified as some other type of bug. Using these common indicators will help you avoid this.  The Problems With Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Treatment Options Avoid making the mistake that many property owners do when responding to intrusions from bed bugs. Many of these individuals purchase DIY treatment options from online retailers and local home improvement stores that are marketed by making sensationalized claims of being a quick and easy solution. Some of these products include bait stations, aerosol sprays, and granular formulas that are incapable of eradicating significant infestations.  Some of the store-bought treatment options also might contain harsh chemical agents that pose a health risk. The best means of responding to these types of problems is to promptly contact a licensed professional that will get the job done right. Our Proven Bed Bug Treatment Programs   One of the key aspects of any treatment plan for exterminating bed bugs must initially involve confirming the presence of these pests and determining their locations. American Pest Solutions performs detailed on-site K-9 inspections that are among the most reliable means of promptly identifying bed bugs. These professionally-trained dogs can detect bed bugs in a matter of minutes that are located beneath carpets or baseboards and even in areas of excessive clutter. Our experts use various different treatment options based on individual circumstances. We have specialized insecticide products that are only available to certified professionals that produce excellent results. In some cases, bed bugs will retreat to other areas of the property when the chemicals are applied; therefore, we have special application methods that prevent this potential spread.  We also use non-chemical treatment options such as vacuuming. People and pets must vacate the premises before any chemical treatment but generally may return in roughly one hour. Our customers always receive a preparation list after we schedule a treatment date. Experienced Provider Of Pest Control Solutions  Did you know that American Pest Solutions is a locally-owned organization that has been providing pest control services for home and business owners in the western Massachusetts region for more than 100 years? We attribute our sustainability to a firm commitment to providing the highest quality customer service. Also, we adhere to many of the guidelines and best practices of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and other industry leaders.  In addition to bed bugs, our team of seasoned professionals has the knowledge and tools to safely and efficiently eliminate intrusions from stinging insects, rodents, termites, and a host of other bothersome and potentially harmful pests. Contact our office today to schedule an evaluation.

Bed bugs are small parasites that prefer feeding on human blood, and generally approach their victims while they are sleeping. Bed bugs have a flat oval body style, appear in shades of red or brown, and might resemble an apple seed. After entering the interior of a property, female bed bugs can lay dozens of eggs per week, which soon creates a more significant infestation. Those who have bed bugs on the premises often awaken with small red and irritated patches of skin. Fortunately, bed bugs are not known for spreading diseases like fleas, ticks, and other parasitic pests.

Common Signs Of Bed Bugs

Here are some of the most typical indications that you may have a bed bug problem in your home:

  • They often leave small blood stains and a dark trail of their feces on sheets, pillows, mattresses, and other bedding materials.

  • Bed bugs usually lay small white eggs and they also shed their outer layers of skin.

  • Often the infestation generates a musty and unpleasant odor, particularly when large numbers of bugs exist.

In some cases, bed bugs are mistakenly identified as some other type of bug. Using these common indicators will help you avoid this. 

The Problems With Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Treatment Options

Avoid making the mistake that many property owners do when responding to intrusions from bed bugs. Many of these individuals purchase DIY treatment options from online retailers and local home improvement stores that are marketed by making sensationalized claims of being a quick and easy solution. Some of these products include bait stations, aerosol sprays, and granular formulas that are incapable of eradicating significant infestations. 

Some of the store-bought treatment options also might contain harsh chemical agents that pose a health risk. The best means of responding to these types of problems is to promptly contact a licensed professional that will get the job done right.

Our Proven Bed Bug Treatment Programs 

 One of the key aspects of any treatment plan for exterminating bed bugs must initially involve confirming the presence of these pests and determining their locations. American Pest Solutions performs detailed on-site K-9 inspections that are among the most reliable means of promptly identifying bed bugs. These professionally-trained dogs can detect bed bugs in a matter of minutes that are located beneath carpets or baseboards and even in areas of excessive clutter.

Our experts use various different treatment options based on individual circumstances. We have specialized insecticide products that are only available to certified professionals that produce excellent results. In some cases, bed bugs will retreat to other areas of the property when the chemicals are applied; therefore, we have special application methods that prevent this potential spread. 

We also use non-chemical treatment options such as vacuuming. People and pets must vacate the premises before any chemical treatment but generally may return in roughly one hour. Our customers always receive a preparation list after we schedule a treatment date.

Experienced Provider Of Pest Control Solutions 

Did you know that American Pest Solutions is a locally-owned organization that has been providing pest control services for home and business owners in the western Massachusetts region for more than 100 years? We attribute our sustainability to a firm commitment to providing the highest quality customer service. Also, we adhere to many of the guidelines and best practices of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and other industry leaders. 

In addition to bed bugs, our team of seasoned professionals has the knowledge and tools to safely and efficiently eliminate intrusions from stinging insects, rodents, termites, and a host of other bothersome and potentially harmful pests. Contact our office today to schedule an evaluation.