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Banishing Bed Bugs In Los Angeles: Step-by-Step Guide To Remove the Intruders

bed bug crawling on a bed

When a problem confronts people, what do they do? Most people search for answers by consulting printed guides, video tutorials, or experts. Why do you turn to those sources? We consult them because they are written or produced by individuals with experience and training who know how to solve the problem facing us. The same is true when bed bugs invade your home. 

You are probably reading this article because you suspect these tiny creatures have invaded your house and need bed bug control in Los AngelesAssuming that is the situation, you need The PEST Group. Our trained and certified pest management professionals use advanced technology and techniques to remove these pests from Los Angeles homes. 

Identifying Bed Bug Infestations

Bed bugs live in cracks and crevices no wider than a credit card during the day and emerge late at night while you sleep. Since they are active while you are inactive, how do you know if they are the problem? To answer that question, search for the following bed bug signs in your home: 

  • Stains

  • Bites

  • Skins

  • Eggs

  • Odor

  • Bed bugs

  • Egg Shells

Please keep reading to learn more about these indicators. 

When bed bugs feed, they produce feces of dried blood and waste, which leaves reddish-brown stains on bed sheets and clothing. Bed bugs need blood to survive and produce eggs. When they extract blood, histamines in your body cause the wound area to swell, turn red, and itch. Usually, bed bug bites appear in clusters or rows. 

Bed bugs have an external skeleton that they shed when progressing through growth stages. While you may need a magnifying glass, search for these creamy-white skin castes and pearl-white eggs with a black spot on the top in areas where you suspect bed bugs. Due to the pheromones bed bugs produce, a concentration of these pests in confined areas produces a musty odor. 

While you cannot see immature bed bugs without magnification, adult bed bugs are visible to the naked eye. Search for mahogany (unfed) to reddish-brown (fed) 1/4-inch insects. When you see these early signs of bed bugs, you need The PEST Group.

Preparing for Bed Bug Treatment

While we have the tools and experience to eliminate bed bugs from your Los Angeles home, we also need your cooperation. Remove clutter (magazines, cardboard boxes, and other unnecessary items) in infested areas to eliminate bed bug-hiding areas. Wash all clothing and bed linens on the hottest water acceptable and dry for a minimum of thirty minutes on the highest heat the fabric will tolerate. Seal clean items in plastic bags until after the bed bug treatment. Vacuum the house thoroughly, empty the vacuum cleaner bag or canister immediately into a sealed plastic bag, and dispose of it outside. Preparation will ensure successful bed bug removal by The PEST Group.

Professional Bed Bug Control: Call In The Experts Right Away

The PEST Group can handle any bed bug infestation. Our process begins with an inspection to determine the location and scope of the infestation. We offer spot treatments for localized small infestations, heat treatments when a bed bug infestation has spread to multiple rooms, and fumigation when it engulfs the entire house. 

The PEST Group can handle the challenge no matter how small or large the bed bug problem is in your Los Angeles home. 

Post-Treatment Prevention

After we complete the bed bug treatment for your home, we recommend the following: 

  • Inspect clothing and bags after using public transportation.

  • Vacuum luggage when returning from a trip. 

  • Wash and dry all clothing after staying in a hotel. 

  • Remove clutter from the house.

  • Inspect used furniture for bed bugs. 

We can offer additional tips when a pest management professional from The PEST Group inspects your home. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection.