Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs most likely received their name from their habit of feeding on humans while the are sleeping in bed. Bed Bugs, when infested, can be found in any area where people tend to gather like homes, hotels, apartment buildings and school dormitories. Bed Bugs are excellent hitch-hikers that are capable of traveling with unsuspecting hosts. Unknowingly, people frequently carry the bugs home in luggage from infected hotels or vacation spots. It can also be common for bed bugs to enter a home by way of secondhand furniture.

Bed Bugs only food source is blood, preferably human blood. Bed Bugs typically come out at night to feed and hide in dark cracks or crevices during the day. Bed Bugs feeding lasts between 3 to 5 minutes then they crawl into dark hiding places for several days to digest their meal. Usually people are not aware they have been bitten by a Bed Bug until afterwards. Bed Bugs inject their saliva into the skin during feeding which could result in red itchy swollen spots on the skin. There is no evidence that Bed Bugs carry or transmit any diseases.


Bed Bugs have a distinct flat oval-shaped body that is red/brown in color. They can reach 1/4″ in size.


Once you have confirmed you have a Bed Bug infestation it should be managed by a trained pest control professional. It is a difficult task to manage and treat Bed Bugs. It requires removing, treating all infested material/furniture and follow-ups to evaluate whether the infestation has been treated. Sipple and Son Pest Control offers Bed Bug control services. We would begin with a scheduled in home through review and evaluation. Once we know the severity of the situation we can customize a program that would be specific to your needs.


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