A Bed Bug is a small wingless insect that feed solely upon the blood of warm blooded animals and people. Certain kinds inhabit bird nests and bat roosts and await the return of their hosts; others have adapted well to living in the homes of people. Colors range from nearly white (just after molting), a light tan, deep brown or burnt orange. The host’s blood may appear as a dark red or black mass within the bug’s body. Because they never develop wings, Bed Bugs can't fly. When disturbed, bed bugs actively seek shelter in dark cracks and crevices. Because many other kinds of small brown bugs may be discovered, it is critical to ensure that the bugs are correctly identified. Bed Bugs occur in all parts of the world. Bed Bugs became relatively scarce during the latter part of the 20th century, but their populations have resurged in recent years, particularly throughout parts of North America, Europe, and Australia. They are most abundant in rooms where people sleep, and they generally hide nearest the bed or other furniture used for sleeping. Bed Bugs are most active in the middle of the night, but when hungry, they will venture out during the day to seek a host. Their flattened bodies allow them to conceal themselves in cracks and crevices around the room and within furniture. Favorite hiding places include the bed frame, mattress and box spring. Clutter around the room offers additional sites for these bugs to hide, and increases the difficulty in Eliminating Bed Bugs once they have become established.
Bed Bugs are oval flat and wingless insects about 1/4" to 3/8" long. Colors range from nearly colorless(newly hatched, about 1/6") to brown or purplish-red, depending on its last meal. If you need an RI Bed Bug Exterminator call Rob.
Yes Bed Bugs Bite. Bed Bugs need a blood meal every time they molt or grow and when they lay eggs. Bed Bugs can live for over a year without feeding, but they like to feed every 5 to 10 days. If you want a FREE Bed Bug Inspection call Rob.
Signs Could be Insect Bites that you got in bed. Very Small Spots of Blood in your bedding or pajamas. Small strange looking skins that resemble a bug. A cluster of very small white eggs in a crack or crevice. They are most abundant in rooms where people sleep, and they generally hide nearest the bed or other furniture used for sleeping. Bed Bugs are most active in the middle of the night, but when hungry, they will venture out during the day to seek a host. Their flattened bodies allow them to conceal themselves in cracks and crevices around the room and within furniture. Favorite hiding places include the bed frame, mattress and box spring. Clutter around the room offers additional sites for these bugs to hide, and increases the difficulty in Eliminating Bed Bugs once they have become established.
Bed Bug Bites look different on everyone. A red bump is a red bump. Bed Bug Bites can look like a Flea Bite, a Mosquito Bite or a Tick Bite. Some people don't react at all. Some people get terrible welts that take weeks to heal. Bed Bug bites MAY bite in threes, in clumps or just one (same as other insects). Confirming an infestation on bites alone is impossible. You need evidence: a Bed Bug, molted casings, blood spots (looks different than a nose bleed, a cut from shaving or a scratch)
Bed Bugs for the most part hitch rides on people of things. They enter your home on your clothes, in your bags, on old AND new furniture. Bed bugs can be found anywhere. You can find Bed Bugs in movie theaters, in a bus or cab, airplanes, hotels and even in clothing stores.
It is best to use a Pest Control Company. A good one will inspect all places where Bed Bugs may hide, including ALL the rooms. They will use an approved Bed Bug products in cracks, crevices and other hiding places. They will treat the bed, furniture and floors. Foggers sold in hardware and grocery stores may spread the problem. It is best to call an "Experienced Exterminator” who is familiar with “Rhode Island Bed Bug Control”.
As the threat of Bed Bugs throughout the country worsens and the media coverage grows, pest control companies charge more and more for Bed Bug Control Services. As an average, most Pest Control Companies Charge from $600.00-$800.00 PER ROOM. Cobra Pest Control considers this highway robbery. The reason for these high prices is partly because very few Pest Control Companies actually provide Bed Bug Control Services. To justify these high costs other Pest Control Companies use scare tactics and convince their customers that you need to treat the Bed Bug Problem up to 3 times. Cobra Pest Control will never use these tactics. Cobra Pest Control has been providing Bed Bug Control Services in Rhode Island way before it was considered a major problem.
Cobra Pest Control does not charge a per room charge for Bed Bug Control Services. First, we provide a very thorough Bed Bug Inspection to assess what the actual problem is because many times we find that the reported house actually has fleas, mites or even carpet beetles which all are easier to treat. If we determine that the structure in fact has Bed Bugs we come up with Bed Bug Treatment Plan that will only require 1 treatment and we back that up with a 1 year guarantee. Many Pest Control Companies after charging thousands of dollars and disrupting their customers lives with 3 treatments do not even offer a guarantee. Cobra Pest Control's prices for Bed Bug Control Services start around $250.00 most jobs cost less than $700.00 that tells you that our very highest price is much lower than most other companies lowest price. I recommend that you always get at least 2-3 estimates. Cobra is a one man operation with very little overhead. I have no salaries to pay, no commisions, and I personally do all the work myself. So I know it will be done right the first time. Go with price, experience, and what your instincts about the technician tells you. Ask ALOT of questions.