Bed Bug Extermination Services in Colorado

Bed bugs are exceptionally nasty little creatures whose infestation is somewhat disastrous. One pregnant female can cause an infestation of more than 10,000-bed bugs within a few short months. If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, call Colorado Pest Pros for extermination.

How to Control Bed Bugs

Bed bugs and sneaky and they are hard to find. The first symptom of a bed bug infestation is bites on humans. Their sole source of food is blood.

The best way to control bed bugs is to not let them into your home in the first place. Thorough and consistent vacuuming of the premises is important. Keep clutter in the home to a minimum. If there are signs of an infestation, you will need to remove all items from your closets and wash everything. Your extermination professional can provide you more information on steps to take following infestation.

The Ant Extermination 3-Step Process

  1. Identification of species. Once the pest professional has identified the species of bed bug, they will know the best way to treat your infestation.
  2. Evaluation of the infestation. The pest professional will find the nest and evaluate home factors such as pets and children to determine the safest manner of extermination.
  3. Treatment. Once all the factors are evaluated, appropriate treatment will be applied.

Bed Bugs: Did You Know?

  • Bed bugs were common throughout history in all areas of the world.
  • If they infest one unit of an apartment, they are capable of infesting an entire building through electrical wiring and plumbing pipes.
  • If you travel, inspect your hotel room for signs of infestation. There are numerous websites that can tell you if a hotel has been reported to be infested.
  • Bed bugs may bite your pets, but they never live on their hosts. Once they have fed, they congregate in clusters usually near the nests of other rodents, animal bedding, bedside clutter, electrical sockets, or inside furniture.
  • Bed bugs have been known to live without feeding for up to a year.
  • Bed bugs will die in minutes when exposed to concentrated temperatures of over 113 degrees F for more than an hour or less than 1 degree F for a period of two hours.
  • Bed bugs prefer to feast on exposed skin while you are sleeping.

Infestations in the United States are due to the common bed bug. There are other species found in other areas of the world.

Bed bugs go through five distinct lifestyle phases from egg to mature adult. As they pass through each stage, they shed their skin. An adult bed bug can grow to 4-5 mm in length.

Bed bugs can be relatively easily mistaken for other insects such as smaller cockroaches or carpet beetles. When crushed, they emit an odor compared to rotting raspberries. Identification of bed bugs comes from a combination of the bites on humans and the discovery of the bugs themselves.

Bed bugs do not like light. They are known to hitchhike to new locations on used furniture, toys, boxes, luggage, and other personal items. Their movement is comparable to that of ants.