How Do You Know if You Have a Bedbug Infestation?
If you have a bed bug infestation, the sooner you call for pest control services, the better.
Getting ahead of the problem is key since bedbugs will waste no time establishing themselves
and multiplying in numbers. Treating a minor infestation with the help of Tabor Services is far
less costly and much easier than treating a more widespread infestation.
Signs of a Bedbug Infestation
You Find an Actual Bed Bug
Fully-grown bed bugs are exceedingly small (about the size of an apple seed) and usually have
a distinct, reddish-brown color. Because of their size and their gift for hiding, they’re more
difficult to spot than cockroaches or larger spiders–so it helps to have a professional look for
You Recently Bought Secondhand Furniture
Secondhand furniture might be a great bargain, but this comes at the expense of hitchhiking
bedbugs. If you bring a piece of secondhand furniture into your home and shortly thereafter find
evidence of bloodstains, casings, or eggs, bedbugs are likely the cause.
Strange, Musty Odors
A strange, musty odor is one of the most common signs of bedbugs. The odor is caused by the
pheromones released by the bugs – and the more bugs that are present, the stronger the smell.
If you wake up one day and notice such a smell lingering in the air, contact us for an inspection
and quote for pest removal
How You Can Protect Your Home and Family
Here are some tips for protecting your home and family from bed bugs:
- Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs to eliminate hiding
- Reduce the clutter in your home to reduce hiding places for bed bugs.
- Vacuum frequently.
- When using shared laundry facilities, take precautions such as transporting ‘to be
washed’ items in plastic bags, and removing items from the dryer directly into a separate
bag for folding at home.
- Install door sweeps on the bottom of doors to discourage movement of bed bugs into
- Seal cracks and crevices around baseboards, light sockets, etc. to discourage
movement through walls.
- Consider purchasing a portable heating chamber to treat any items that you believe may
have bed bugs. Heat is a great way to kill these critters.
How We Can Help
Our experienced pest control team takes an integrated approach to bedbug management. This
includes not just data concerning the life cycles of pests and their interactions with people, but
also the latest pest control methods and eco-friendly products. Our goal is always to provide the
most affordable solution while minimizing any hazard to people, property, and the environment.
If pesticides are needed, we always use them judiciously–and whenever we can, we seek
solutions that can be achieved through non-chemical means. Considering how difficult bedbugs
can be to completely eradicate, the chances of a non-chemical approach being successful are
greatly increased when the residents of a home actively participate in the process.
Get Professional Bed Bug Prevention Today
The most effective bed bug prevention
plan is one that starts as soon as possible–so the
moment you recognize any of the telltale signs, call Tabor Services right away. Our
professionals have the tools and the know-how to rid your home of bed bugs before they can