Bed Bug Prevention
Looking to avoid bed bugs? Bed bug prevention is a lot easier than eliminating an existing infestation. According to the 2015 Bugs Without Borders survey, bed bugs remain the most difficult pest to treat - more difficult than cockroaches, termites and ants!
Depending on the scope of an infestation and the type of treatment used by a pest professional, it can take several treatments to completely eliminate bed bugs. Fortunately, there are many things that one can do to prevent bringing bed bugs into the home. Vigilance is the key to bed bug prevention. When out in public - whether at a hotel, store, movie theater or work place - it is important to be conscientious of all surroundings.
As the public's awareness of the bed bug resurgence grows, focus on bed bug prevention has also grown. Many Americans are modifying their behaviors to minimize their risk of an infestation. According to the 2011 Bed Bugs in America survey, 27 percent of respondents have inspected or washed clothing upon returning from a trip; 25 percent have checked a hotel room for bed bugs; 17 percent have inspected or vacuumed a suitcase upon returning from a trip and 12 percent have altered or canceled travel plans because of concern about bed bugs.
Regular bed bug inspections are the best method of prevention to avoid bed bug infestations. Read our tips for preventing bed bugs to learn more about how to protect your household from an infestation.
Springfield, MO Bed Bug Pest Control
Bed bugs have become a serious problem throughout North America and Springfield, MO is no exception. Challenging to get rid of and control because of their ability to survive long periods of time without feeding, Enviro First, LLC has devised effective pest management techniques that eliminate bed bugs from your home or commercial property in Springfield, MO.
Bed Bug Hiding Places
A thorough inspection of a property infested with bed bugs is necessary in order for pest control management to be effective. Habitats include mattress seams, bed frames, headboards, baseboards and carpet edges. Cracks and crevices, upholstered furniture and particularly any area used for sleeping are also potential hiding places for bed bugs.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Bed bugs are oval shaped and cannot fly. With blood as their sole food source, bites may be painless but often cause uncomfortable skin irritations, excessive itching and complications with allergies. Many report difficulties with stress, anxiety and insomnia due to the presence of bed bugs.
How Do Bedbugs Enter a Springfield, MO Location?
Bed Bugs are most frequently transferred into the home or workplace through luggage and other items that have become infested at hotels, motels and other hospitality locations during travel. Bed bugs can also be brought into your property via used bedding, furniture and clothing.
How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Travelling
Common Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation Include:
Bed bugs have resurfaced in great numbers due to the banning of the use of specific pesticides. Enviro First, LLC employs effective treatments to remove bed bugs from your Springfield, MO property. Our trained pest control specialists will meticulously eliminate all traces of an infestation with proven and effective techniques that are safe for children or pets.
Tips for Bed Bug Infestations:
Facts About Bed Bugs
Enviro First, LLC exterminators use only the most advanced pest control treatment methods to kill bed bugs. Call us to schedule an inspection if you suspect bed bugs have invaded your home or commercial location.