Bed Bug Exterminator in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx
Keep the bed bugs from biting when you utilize the services from Abolish Pest Control. At our local company, our bed bug exterminator in Brooklyn, NY, works hard to ensure that you and your family are free to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Our bed bug treatment options include effective remedies for infestations of all sizes. Turn to our team today to discuss your services and keep your location free from these biting pests.
The Right Bed Bug Treatment
Bed bugs are challenging pests to control. They hide in many tiny places, so treatments must be thorough and performed by a trained bed bug exterminator. The challenge is to treat all places where bugs and eggs may be present.
Bed bugs tend to gather in certain areas, but it is common to find an individual or multiple eggs scattered in the most remote areas. At our company, our technicians are thoroughly updated, trained and advised on the most effective and economical methods to exterminate bed bugs. No matter what pest you are dealing with, we have you covered.
Turn to a team you can count on. At Abolish, we have the expertise needed to complete everything from termite control to bed bug treatments. We back our services with a full 90-day treatment.
We want to solve each bed bug infestation on the first visit, but depending on the situation, we will return, free of charge if necessary and if after 10 days of service there is still any evidence of active infestation.
The customer must notify us if there is any new evidence after 10 days from the initial service, in which case, we will schedule a re-treatment at no cost to the customer.
Prices for Your Bed Bug Treatment
At Abolish, our goal is to deliver effective remedies for your pest control issues at a cost that fits your budget. Our bed bug treatment services are available at a rate of $650 for a one-bedroom apartment. There is a charge of $100 for each additional bedroom in the apartment.
We understand how important your home is to you. For this reason, we work hard to keep your space in the same condition we found it in. We do not recommend addressing dry-cleaning, books, or electronics on your first visit.
Preparing for Our Bed Bug Exterminator
Because bed bugs are difficult to treatment, it is important that you prepare your space for our technicians. In order for us to eradicate your infestation as quickly as possible, we ask for you to perform the following prior to your bed bug treatment visit:
- Remove All Clothing & Linens from Dressers, Drawers, & Mattresses
- Place These Items in a Dryer, on High Heat, for 30 to 60 Minutes
- Place These Items in Plastic Bag & Tightly Tie Them, to Ensure No Bed Bugs Can Re-Enter And Re-Infest These Items During Treatment
- Pets Can Be Put in Bathrooms or Taken Out During Services
Bed Bug Description & Habits
The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is the species most adapted to living with humans and has done so since ancient times. Adult bed bugs are approximately 1/4 inch long, are reddish brown, and have oval, flattened bodies. The immature bugs (nymphs) resemble the adults, but are smaller and somewhat lighter in color. Bed bugs don't fly, but can move quickly over floors, walls, ceilings, and other surfaces while feeding solely on the blood of animals.
Female bed bugs lay eggs in secluded areas, depositing up to five a day and 500 during a lifetime. The eggs are tiny, whitish, and hard to see without magnification (individual eggs are about the size of a dust spec). When first laid, the eggs are sticky, causing them to adhere to surfaces. Newly hatched nymphs are no bigger than a pinhead. As they grow, they molt (shed their skin) five times before reaching maturity. A blood meal is needed between each successive molt. During your bed bug treatment, we address pests in every stage of life.
Bites & Health Concerns
Bed bugs usually bite at night while people are sleeping. They feed by piercing the skin with an elongated beak through which they withdraw blood. Engorgement takes about three to 10 minutes, yet the person seldom knows they are being bitten. Symptoms from bed bug bites thereafter vary with the individual. If you suspect you have bites, schedule an appointment with a bed bug exterminator as soon as possible.
Some people develop an itchy welt or localized swelling, while others have little or no reaction. Unlike flea bites that occur mainly around the ankles, bed bugs feed on any bare skin exposed while sleeping (face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands). The welts and itching are often attributed to other causes such as mosquitoes. For these reasons, infestations may go a long time unnoticed, and can become quite large before being detected.
A common concern with bed bugs is whether they transmit diseases. Although bed bugs harbor pathogens in their bodies, transmission to humans is considered highly unlikely. For this reason, bed bugs are not considered a serious disease threat. Their medical significance is mainly limited to the itching and inflammation from their bites. The usual treatment prescribed is topical application of antiseptic or antibiotic creams or lotions to prevent infection. Speak with us to learn how our bed bug treatment can save you from pain and other health problems.
How Infestations Start
It often seems that bed bugs arise from nowhere. The bugs are efficient hitchhikers and usually travel on luggage, clothing, beds, or furniture. Outbreaks can often be traced to international travel from countries where the bugs are common, such as Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, or Central or South America.
This is a particular problem for hotels, motels, and apartments, where turnover of occupants is constant. Bed bugs are small, cryptic, and agile, escaping detection after crawling into suitcases, boxes, and other belongings. The eggs are almost impossible to see when laid on most surfaces. Purchasing or renting a secondhand mattress, box spring, or piece of furniture is another way the bugs are transported into previously non-infested dwellings. Your bed bug treatment will cover all parts of your home for an effective solution to the problem.
Once bed bugs are introduced, they often spread from room to room throughout the building. Unlike cockroaches that feed on filth, the level of cleanliness has little to do with most bed bug infestations. Even pristine homes, hotels, and apartments have plenty of hiding places and an abundance of warm-blooded hosts. They are almost as vulnerable to infestation as are places of squalor, thus requiring bed bug treatment.
Contact our bed bug exterminator to speak with us about your service needs. Our bed bug treatment options are available throughout parts of Long Island, in addition to Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Brooklyn, New York.