Bed Bugs have become a common problem. Anyone can get Bed Bugs, they cross all economic, social, ethnic and cultural boundaries and can be found even in the cleanest of environments. Before they were called bed bugs they were called cave bugs, because that’s where man slept. The bed bug has been around a long time.
Our highly trained staff is ready to tackle your Bed Bug problem. Our treatment starts with a complete and thorough inspection of the room or rooms to be treated.
1. Identify – Adult Bed Bugs are reddish brown in color, approximately 1/4 inch in length, and can be seen by the naked eye. The nymph is approximately 1mm in length and difficult to see with the naked eye.
If the Bed Bugs are not seen, we look for other signs. There are often little brown dots (fecal matter) on the mattress seams, on bedding or on the box springs. Looking even closer, we will look for deposits of white eggs and skins of Bed Bugs that shed. These may also be red splotches from a Bed Bug that fed on blood that was shortly thereafter crushed.
2. Locate – We start by inspecting the bed, including the mattress, box spring, headboard and frame. If there is an infestation, approximately 70% or more of the Bed Bugs will be found here. Another 20-25% will be found in furniture within five feet of the bed or in upholstered furniture. Check under and behind nightstand, under carpeting, behind wall hangings. Bed Bugs can be anywhere.
3. Treatment – With many combinations of treatments at our disposal, we will treat areas infested. We will utilize EPA approved pesticides, along with mechanical methods to eradicate the infestation. Westex will provide our “Preparation Sheet” that will help you prepare for treatment, this is step by step instructions to ensure that the treatment will be done thoroughly and effectively.
4. Protect – Mattress encasements are a key tool in eradicating Bed Bugs from your home. Westex will provide mattress and box spring encasements to protect your investment. These encasements will insure that no Bed Bugs will escape or re-enter the box spring or mattress.
5. Final Thought – Be aware of your surroundings. Know who is coming in and out of your home. Launder bedding regularly. Inspect clothes and suitcasers when returning from trips. Act immediately if you even have a slight suspicion of a Bed Bug infestation. Early detection is the key and will make the treatment easier. We will be more than happy to give you a free inspection.