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Louisville Pest Control Pros Answer Your FAQs On Bed Bugs

Bed bug on human skin

How much do you know about bed bugs? Would you be able to identify one of these pests if it went marching across your bed sheets? Many of the folks who call us about bed bugs know very little about these pests- they think that bed bugs are a problem related to bad sanitation, and this is untrue. To dispel some of these misunderstandings about bed bugs, the Louisville pest control pros at Action Pest Control have come up with a list of the most frequently asked questions about these pests. Want to know a little bit more about bed bugs and the bed bug control services we provide? Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions!

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Bed bugs are very small, about the size and shape of an apple seed. They are typically ¼ of an inch long (as a full-grown adult) and flat and oval; they are usually dark reddish brown but can be lighter brown before they’ve been fed.

How Did Bed Bugs Come Into My Home?

Bed bugs are great hitchhikers. They can enter your home in several ways- have you had visitors recently? Have you stayed in a motel? Spent time on public transportation? These pests crawl into clothing and belongings (hand luggage, purses, bags, etc.) in infested locations and then are unknowingly carried into your home. Although bed bugs may more easily find hiding places in cluttered and dirty environments, they can just as easily thrive in very clean environments too. Having these pests inside your home is, unfortunately, a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Do You Use Dogs To Inspect For Bed Bugs?

Yes! Our K9 Bed Bug Detection teams are trained to detect bed bugs in both commercial and residential settings with a 98% accuracy, which is a rate that far surpasses a human inspection. Because bed bugs hide inside wall voids and other areas where humans cannot see, we rely on the powered nose of our dogs to find infestations that are not visible to the naked eye.

Are Your Inspections Free?

Yes, our manual bed bug inspections that are performed by our trained technicians are free. Our inspections for every pest that is bothering you are free of charge! Our canine bed bug inspections do have a fee, so just contact us for more information on prices and availability of this service!

How do you get rid of bed bugs?

Our bed bug exterminators use heat remediation to get rid of bed bugs in many different environments. Heat is a non-toxic and highly effective solution to your bed bug problem; this treatment is immediate and leaves your property safe to inhabit just a couple of hours after treatment is performed.

Getting rid of bed bugs can be a challenge, but it’s a challenge that the Louisville exterminators at Action are ready for! We get calls almost daily from people who think they may have bed bugs, and because these pests are so prolific in our area and because they cause home and business owners a great deal of stress and anxiety, we’ve come up with our extremely effective bed bug control services. These services offer bed bug detection through the trained eye of our experienced technicians or the trained nose of our bed bug-detecting canines. Our heat treatment for bed bugs can eliminate all life stages of these pests, leaving your home or business bed bug-free often in as quickly as one day! Contact us today for more information on our bed bug services and what our trained professionals can do to help you sleep bed bug-free at night!