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Bed Bug Control in New York, NY

Bed Bug Elimination For Your New York City Home

Although bed bugs are a problem all over the country, city settings provide just the right environment for them to thrive. Bed bugs love to travel from place to place, and the close proximity of so many people in such a condensed space allows them to move from person to person and home to home with ease. 

Once you have identified bed bugs in your NYC home, it's imperative to act quickly to eliminate them with the help of a pest professional. Once bed bugs get into your New York home, they will not leave on their own. Instead, they'll settle in and begin to reproduce, snacking on you and your family members while you sleep. 

Call (201) 584-6931 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help with bed bug removal in New York!

Can You Eliminate Bed Bugs Yourself?

Getting rid of bed bugs is nearly impossible through do-it-yourself methods, and those methods can also be dangerous. Instead, you need the help of trained professionals with decades of experience treating bed bug infestations in NYC and New Brunswick. BHB Pest Elimination can eliminate your bed bug problem entirely.

How Do I Identify Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are typically found in beds, mattresses, and furniture. 

Identification is key to knowing if you have a bed bug infestation, so it’s important to know what signs to look for. Bed bugs can range from reddish-brown to a deeper brownish-red color. They are about the size of an apple seed and have six legs. 

Signs You Have Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be difficult to spot, but they leave behind telltale signs such as:

  • Fecal spots
  • Egg cases
  • Cast skins
  • And live bugs on furniture or in bedding

In addition to looking for physical signs, you should also be aware of any bites or skin irritation. Bed bugs feed on humans while they sleep, leaving small, itchy bites behind. If you see red or swollen bumps around your body that itch, this may be a sign of bed bug activity.

What to Do if You Suspect You Have Bed Bugs

If you believe that you have a bed bug infestation in your home or business, it’s important to contact a pest control professional. They will be able to inspect your property and help you identify the source of the infestation, as well as providing treatment options.

By taking the time to properly identify bed bugs, you can ensure that they are quickly contained and eradicated from your home or business. With the right knowledge and a good pest control professional, you can rid your property of bed bugs quickly and effectively.

By following these tips, you can protect yourself from the painful bites of bed bugs and keep your home or business safe from infestations.

How to Prevent a Bed Bug Infestation in NYC

Preventing a bed bug infestation in a city like New York requires a combination of awareness, vigilance, and proactive measures. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eliminate once they establish themselves, so taking preventive steps is crucial. 

Here are 10 tips to help prevent a bed bug infestation:

  1. Inspect Second-Hand Furniture: Be cautious when bringing used furniture into your home, especially if it has been discarded on the street. Thoroughly inspect any second-hand furniture for signs of bed bugs before bringing it inside.
  2. Use Mattress and Box Spring Covers: Encase your mattress and box spring with special bed bug-proof covers. These covers are designed to prevent bed bugs from entering or escaping, and they make it easier to spot and eliminate any infestations early.
  3. Regularly Inspect and Clean: Regularly inspect your living space for any signs of bed bugs, such as small reddish-brown bugs, tiny white eggs, or dark fecal spots on bedding and furniture. Vacuum and clean your living areas regularly, paying special attention to cracks and crevices where bed bugs may hide.
  4. Minimize Clutter: Reduce clutter in your living space, as it provides fewer hiding spots for bed bugs. Decluttering makes it easier to spot and treat any potential infestations.
  5. Be Cautious in Public Spaces: Be vigilant when using public transportation, staying in hotels, or visiting places with high turnover. Bed bugs can be found in these areas, so be cautious with your belongings and inspect your surroundings.
  6. Seal Entry Points: Seal cracks and gaps in walls, baseboards, and around windows to reduce potential entry points for bed bugs. This can also help with general pest control.
  7. Educate Yourself: Learn about the signs of bed bug infestations and educate yourself on their behavior. Knowing what to look for can help you detect and address a problem before it becomes widespread.
  8. Use Caution with Used Clothing: Be cautious when buying used clothing, especially from thrift stores or online platforms. Inspect items thoroughly before bringing them into your home.
  9. Travel Precautions: When traveling, inspect hotel rooms for signs of bed bugs before unpacking. Use luggage racks and keep your suitcase elevated to reduce the risk of bed bugs hitchhiking home with you.
  10. Professional Pest Control: If you suspect a bed bug infestation or if you have a history of bed bugs in your building, consider hiring a professional pest control service. They can conduct thorough inspections and provide targeted treatments if necessary.

Remember that early detection is key in dealing with bed bugs. If you suspect an infestation, it's important to act quickly to prevent it from spreading. If the situation becomes severe, consider seeking professional help for effective and safe elimination.

Our Bed Bug Control Offerings

Inspection

We'll begin our service with a thorough inspection of your home. Although there is a fee for the inspection, it will be deducted from your final bill after treatment takes place. 

We'll look for bed bugs and signs of their presence during the inspection to determine where the infestation is centered and how large it is. We'll then present you with your treatment options and tailor a treatment program to your wants and needs.

Treatment

Although it will depend on the size of your house, treatments take an average of two hours to complete. We use a multi-pronged bed bug treatment approach to deliver the most effective results. This approach involves several technicians being on hand to provide various treatment methods at the appropriate times.

How Do Professionals Treat Bed Bugs?

Although your treatment methods may vary based on your customized program, a professional bed bug treatment typically involves:

  • A HEPA vacuum to remove live adult bed bugs.
  • Steam heating all mattresses, baseboards, and carpeting to kill bed bugs in all stages of development (egg, nymph, adult) on contact.
  • Dust products and insecticides in electrical outlets.
  • A liquid treatment to bed frames and around baseboards.
  • We also offer monitoring services and mattress encasements for additional fees.

For the best results, whole house treatments are strongly recommended. Bed bugs easily move from room to room through your walls, so only treating one room will usually result in a recurrence in the weeks following your treatment.

Follow-Up 

After your initial treatment, we will return 10-14 days later to perform a follow-up treatment. We'll inspect your home and re-treat as necessary. Although our bed bug service does not include a warranty, we do offer monthly spot treatments. Contact us for more information about this service.

Sleep Well In Your Bed Bug-Free NYC Home

No one relishes the thought of being crawled on and bitten by little bugs while they sleep. However, if you have a bed bug infestation, you can be sure that this will be your reality. 

Don't let another night go by where you're lying awake worrying. Contact BHB Pest Elimination for a comprehensive approach to home pest control or commercial pest control that will ensure your home or business is bed bug-free.

Reach out to our bed bug control experts to learn more about our home pest control services in New York! Give us a call at (201) 584-6931 or send us a message online to get started!

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