Contrary to popular belief, bedbugs can be a problem even if you live in the cleanliest of homes. Let’s look at the facts:
- Bedbugs are solitary and opportunistic. They do not depend on a colony. They will crawl into the backpacks of a child on the school bus, or in the suitcase of a traveler.
- Bedbugs each lay 5-7 eggs a day. They may lay them in your suitcase; they may lay them as they crawl out to the closest warm space, which is generally the bed.
- Gestation is 7-10 days, making it easy to get a major problem within weeks of that initial lone bug in a suitcase or backpack. (5-7 eggs hatch the first and 25-49 hatch seven to ten days later; then the population explodes.) The only way to get rid of the problem permanently is to call on a professional exterminator.
When you call us, we will perform an inspection, and then leave you with an action list to prepare for treatment as soon as possible. Controlling bedbugs will require at least four weekly treatments, depending on the extent of your infestation.
Our free consultation includes a preliminary evaluation and recommendations for the next steps. If your situation is critical, we may recommend an emergency treatment then and there. Of course, the decision is yours.