Bed bugs are very easy to identify once you know what to look for. These parasites are oval in shape, about the size of an appleseed and will have a reddish brown tint. Bed bugs like to nestle into tight spaces for protection and are able to fit into cracks the thickness of a credit card. Bed bugs typically congregate in groups, but can be found on their own. Small infestations are difficult to detect, and most victims don’t realize they have bed bugs until the infestation is out of control.
Early detection is key when treating a bed bug infestation. Look around box springs, mattresses, along seams in furniture, around head boards, or under wall paper. The following are signs to look out for if you suspect a bed bug infestation:
Bed bugs feed on their hosts and hide nearby in furniture, luggage, purses, insides of vehicles, picture frames, electrical outlets, and inside of laptops. We’ll send a certified, state-licensed technician to inspect your property. The technician will then recommend a plan of action to remove the bed bugs based on the findings around your property. If there are shared walls, we will recommend treating the entire structure at the same time to prevent re-infestation. If that's not possible, we will work with you to set up a barrier to keep bed bugs from returning.
We treat the infestation on our first visit, massive reducing bed bug populations and providing you with instant relief. Initial treatment is followed by treatments once a week for 3 additional weeks. These targeted additional treatments eliminate bed bugs and eggs that may have hatched since the initial treatment.
These insects survive by consuming blood. Bed bugs generally bite just before dawn, though they have been known to feed at other times. Attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide, the bed bug pierces the host’s skin with two hollow tubes. With one tube, it injects anticoagulants and anesthetics, while the other withdraws blood. The bites cannot usually be felt until some time later, as a reaction to the injected agents.
Bed bug bites are very obvious and often leave little blood spots on your sheets. They tend to feed in a straight or somewhat crooked line leaving bumps on the skin, typically on your back or side. Bed bugs feed on their prey at night and often leave bite marks on the back, sides, and under arm areas. Their presence can also be detected by small blood stains or fecal spots left on sheets. While they have not been known to spread human pathogens, they can cause skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms.
Great experience all around. Chris was great to work with. Got those bed bugs right out. We loved that it was eco friendly.
I was sold a mattress that had bed bugs. Another company never showed, and Big Foot came in a very short notice. They came every week for a month, and they got rid of all of the bed bugs!
Highly recommend! We had a pest issue in one of our rental properties. The situation was a bit tense between us and the tenant. Chris and were extremely thorough, honest, and informative. Thank you for what you do! Definetly use you again!
Both the owner and the technician I worked with have been incredibly nice and professional. They get back to you quickly and went above and beyond in helping us! They are definitely not the kind of company to rip you off either. I would recommend them to anyone in the area looking for a good and reliable pest control company!
I would highly recommend Chris and his team. This is the fourth time I’ve used them, this time it was to kill a spider infestation and a wasp nest. They knew I was frantic and got there in less then an hour. They sprayed and took care of business. Worth every penny. If you have a pest issue call them.