Why You Should Call The Pros About Bed Bugs In Your Manhattan Home

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There are pests Manhattan residents might take their time getting remediation for because they don’t perceive them as a major threat. Either that or they assume the critters will take off eventually on their own. When it comes to bed bugs, home and business owners don't typically waste a moment trying to eliminate them. These insects live in mattresses and furniture, waiting to suck blood. They create itchy bumps on human skin.

Bed bugs are hard to get rid of. Residents tend to try various “do-it-yourself” methods because they assume it will be less costly than calling a professional company. Further, they are under the impression that whatever they use will be equally effective. It won’t be. Get an understanding of this issue and see why Broadway Pest Services is your best option.

How Do Bed Bugs Come About In The First Place?

If you have bed bugs, it isn’t because your home or workspace is filthy. That’s a common belief, but it isn’t true. More than likely, you or someone around you picked them up in a public place. These critters live in locations like hospitals, hotels, train stations, schools, and offices because of their access to blood. It’s the one thing they consume. They’re able to follow folks because they hitch a ride in clothes or personal belongings. Once they get home with you, they’ll also venture off to:

  • Couches
  • Upholstery
  • Fabrics
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Flooring
  • Wallpaper 
  • And more

You’ll know that an infestation is underway if you begin to notice body bites, stains, and odors. The welts bed bugs leave on your skin will be red and collected together. They may seem like a rash. Look out for blood drops and other reddish-brown splotches on fabrics and surfaces. Additionally, you might find brown or black specks that are powdery, this is their feces. In regard to scents, a musty one will be floating around if the infestation is large enough.

Aside from a weird-looking midsection, bed bugs have round reddish-brown bodies that max at 1/4 of an inch long. The top half will be perceptibly smaller than the bottom. They have two antennas and six legs. Pearly white eggs are what they'll lay. Their young look a bit different from them, being translucent.

Why Is Professional Intervention The Only Way To Kill Bed Bugs?

All bed bugs must be removed for complete relief to happen. Yes, this includes eggs and their young. The average property owner won’t be able to achieve this on their own with independent “remedies.” These insects are small and populate too widely for that to be a realistic scenario. Beyond this, retail products are often $20.00 to $90.00 apiece. You could repeatedly pay this, trying to get rid of each bed bug, nymph, and egg. More importantly, commercial items can be dangerous to use:

  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE): This dries bed bugs out, but humans and pets shouldn’t breathe it in. 
  • Rubbing alcohol: Ethanol is an instant killer, but it’s flammable. Inhaling it can trigger respiratory issues. 
  • Dry ice: This causes chemical burns and possibly carbon dioxide poisoning. Bed bugs won’t be the only ones to suffer.

How Does Broadway Pest Services Handle Bed Bugs?

It’s clear that bed bugs require unique, specific, and mighty treatments. The kind you won’t be able to find on a store shelf, or those you can risk applying yourself. Leave it up to the skilled and knowledgeable experts at Broadway Pest Services. We have highly trained technicians that will safely and thoroughly utilize our products and devices. Depending on the circumstances, chemical, heating, or Cryonite freezing solutions will be executed. We have environmentally-friendly channels. Get bed bugs off your property! Call today for a free inspection!