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What you need to know about bed bugs.

What is a bed bug?

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are ectoparasites which strictly feed on blood. Bed bugs are aptly named because they normally hide in mattresses, or as close as possible to their human host to enable easy nighttime feeding. They are very small insects about 3/16 inch in length, flat and broadly oval.

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Why do I have them?

They are excellent hitchhikers and are usually unknowingly transported in or on luggage, clothing, or other belongings that are carried by people as they travel. This is a particular problem for hotels, motels and apartments, where turnover of occupants is always constant. Bed bug infestations can also occur inadvertently by bringing bed bug infested furniture, mattresses, or used clothing to one's household. Bed bugs may also travel between units in multi-unit buildings after being brought into the building by one of the aforementioned routes. Bed bugs may wander between adjoining apartments through voids in walls and holes through which wires and pipes pass.

Are they dangerous?

Although bed bugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. They are not considered major vectors for disease, but bed bug bites can become red, itchy welts on some people, but heavy populations can be causing insomnia, isolation, and other social distress.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, bed bugs are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly. Please contact us today if you think you have a potential bed bug infestation. You can find areas we service here including metropolitan areas of ClevelandDetroit and Cincinnati.

How soon can you get here?

Nobody should be afraid to go to bed. Therefore, Rose is 100% committed helping you and in many cases we can respond within 24-48 hours. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Is the treatment safe?

Several treatment strategies exist. Let Rose Pest Solutions help you determine which is best for you. All products are registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.

How much does it cost?

We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes or apartments and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of the price before we start your service.

How can I prevent a bed bug infestation in the future?

Bed bug problems can be difficult to prevent, but knowledge and ongoing vigilance can help. For more information about bed bugs. See the video Bed Bug Prevention.

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