What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small, nocturnal, wingless insects that belong to the family of Cimicidae. They feed on human blood and other warm-blooded hosts. They are oval in shape and grow up to 4 to 5 mm long when fully grown.
Their skin color is rust brown to a deeper red brown. Bed bugs are both flattened and thin, which creates a great advantage for them. They can hide in unusual places such as behind baseboards, floor cracks, and under carpets or behind loose wallpaper, which can make them difficult to detect. Bed bugs are likely to be found in small cracks near a bed or in comforters and bed sheets.
Not only can they be hard to detect, but bed bugs also tend to stay close together and have a distinctively sweet,
yet unpleasant smell. Fecal smears on mattresses and nearby furnishings are also signs of a bed bug infestation.
Their bites can leave itchy welts on the skin and can cause allergic reactions, such as severe itching, though
not everyone reacts to their bite. Bed bugs have existed since the ancient times and are found throughout the
If you have seen evidence of bed bugs or want to help protect your home against this multiplying intruder, Sure
Shot will come and inspect your home immediately.
How do you treat bed bugs?
Bed bugs are sneaky and hard to find, but our team is trained to pinpoint evidence if they are around. During your free inspection, we will examine your entire home including the bed, furniture, rugs, and linens. We will also conduct an inspection of target areas, and if required, use tools to check cracks and crevices.
Your Sure Shot technician will look for signs of bed bugs including:
• Live or dead bed bugs
• Skins cast off during the molting process
• Small spots of reddish-black fecal material
• Tiny cream-colored eggs usually found in dark
How will I know if the bugs are gone?
Bed bugs can be difficult to eradicate; your Sure Shot technician will perform a follow-up visit to help ensure the
effectiveness of the professional treatment that was performed.
Additionally, your technician will document the visit and recommend next steps to ensure the best maintenance
approach for your home.