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Residential Bed Bug Services

What Are Bed Bed Bugs?

this is what a bed bug looks likeBed bugs are small, flat nocturnal insects that feed on blood. In recent years, bed bugs have experienced an alarming resurgence and are becoming a serious pest problem for homeowners in the Rose service area and especially in DetroitCincinnatiColumbusClevelandDayton.

Bed bugs can be found in just about any type of dwelling where a food source (blood) is available.

For more on bed bugs visit our bed bug pest information page.

How Do You Get Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are usually picked up in buildings frequented by large numbers of people, like hotels, and unknowingly brought back home in infested luggage, backpacks, purses, furniture, bedding, shoes or clothing.

In multi-family dwellings like apartment buildings, bed bugs can easily make their way between apartments infesting the entire building.

Bed bugs are often found:

  • In Bedding
  • Behind electrical outlets and light switches
  • In crevices of furniture
  • Inside mattresses and box springs
  • Between flooring and under carpeting
  • Under chairs and in the drawers of dressers

How To Tell If You Have Bed Bugs?

Although they are small parasitic insects, bed bugs can be seen by the naked eye and can be identified by the appearance of small brownish or reddish dots on bedding, mattresses and furniture. These are bed bug droppings and blood spots from their feeding. Heavy infestations may result in an odor described as “buggy” or sweet. Bed bug bites usually produce mild or no reaction in most people but may leave behind red, itchy welts. Bed bugs feed on any bare skin exposed while sleeping (face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, etc.). While they prefer humans, bed bugs may also feed on your cats, dogs, birds or other warm-blooded pests. Still not sure if you have bed bugs? Rose Canine Bed Bug Inspection teams can quickly and easily check your home or business. Our dogs are so efficient they can detect the presence of a single bed bug and even their eggs!

What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

Bed Bug bites typically appear as red inflamed spots on your skin. The size of bites vary as each individual reacts differently.  Bed bugs inject an anti-coagulant when feeding which causes reactions and determines the size of the mark left behind. Bites usually occur in areas of exposed skin like arms, legs and backs.

what bed bug bites look like

How Do You Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

Because of their elusive nature, bed bugs are easily overlooked by unsuspecting property owners and managers.  Our Bed Bug Canine Inspections allow for quicker, more accurate detection of bed bugs and, because they are extremely difficult to eradicate, our bed bug services include the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our treatment methods consist of the following:

Manual Services:

  • The most cost-effective choice for: Immediate treatment of select areas within a structure or home.

  • Resident preparation:  Requires careful preparation by the resident. 

  • Chemical applications: Our people are carefully trained to make precise applications using only high quality proven products* 

*All pesticides by law must be registered with the EPA 

Heat Treatment Services:

  • The most cost-effective choice for: Resolving heavy infestations in cluttered conditions. Heat has been proven to kill all stages of the bed bug, from egg to adult, usually in just one visit. 

  • Resident preparation: Less extensive preparation required for the resident and they can return to their home that same day.

  • Chemical applications: The primary method of treatment is chemical-free heat.  We may include the use of a natural-chemical treatment called Diatomaceous Earth, which is a naturally occurring dust that kills bed bugs and other nuisance pests physically, not chemically.

Fumigation Services:

  • The most cost-effective choice for:The treatment of heavy infestations in large structures.

  • Resident preparation:  Less extensive preparation required for the resident.  Residents must vacate the structure for 24-48 hours without re-entering.

  • Chemical applications:  Sulfuryl Fluoride (Vikane®)

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