Bed Bug Identification & Prevention

Understanding Bed Bug Invaders

two bed bugs on a mattress

Bed bugs are small, troublesome pests that quickly grow out of control if you don’t have proper prevention and removal tactics in place. Our friendly service technicians at Harpoon Pest Solutions know how important it is to keep those you care about safe, and we are here to help you protect your Philadelphia, PA, property from bed bugs. With our bed bug removal solutions, you won’t need to worry about this tiny insect taking over your home or business.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that earn their name for their preference of hiding around bedrooms and other human sleeping areas. Bed bugs feed on human blood, and they prefer to do this at nighttime when they are least likely to be disturbed. Once bed bugs move into a property, they typically hide in any available crack and crevice, resting during the day and emerging during the nighttime to access their hosts.

Because bed bugs are so small, they can be difficult to notice at first, but infestations of this pest quickly grow out of control without professional bed bug control in Philadelphia.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

While bed bug bites don’t directly spread diseases and pathogens, their bites are uncomfortable and itchy. Some individuals may develop secondary infections as a result of scratching bed bug bites, and an infestation of this pest may result in anxiety, stress, and insomnia as individuals find it hard to sleep or be at peace on their property with bed bugs crawling around. The only way to avoid these dangers is to completely eradicate bed bugs from your home.

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

Bed bug problems typically start when you have passed through an infested area and picked up a few of these insects; they will hitchhike home with you in your clothing, luggage, or bags and spread out once they reach the hospitable conditions of your property. Another very common way to pick up bed bugs is by bringing an infested item into your property by accident – always check second-hand items for signs of bed bugs before moving them inside.

Where will I find bed bugs?

Bed bugs are most commonly found hiding around bedrooms or other sleeping areas; they will be seen on the corners of mattresses, bed frames, and around pillows and sheets. Bed bugs may also slip into the cracks and crevices of bedroom furniture, walls, utility and electrical outlets, and the seams of upholstered furniture. 

You must remove bed bugs from every hiding spot on your property to defeat these pests once and for all.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

The best way to get rid of bed bugs is to trust Harpoon Pest Solutions to provide you with expert local pest control for bed bugs. Our team of friendly technicians knows exactly how to defeat your bed bug problems and leave you with a protected property that is safe for you and those you care about.

Call now for a free quote or to get started.

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

Prevent future bed bug problems by following our expert tips below:

  • Wash all of your clothing in hot water and dry on high heat after returning home from traveling.
  • Make sure that you check hotels, public transportation, and other areas you travel through for signs of bed bugs, such as reddish staining and unpleasant odors.
  • Elevate your luggage and bags when traveling to keep bed bugs from crawling inside and traveling home with you.
  • Declutter your property to make it difficult for bed bugs to hide.

Contact Harpoon Pest Solutions today for more bed bug control advice.

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