Bed Bug Control & Treatment
Do you have a bed bug infestation? Contact us today to get treatment and rid your home of unwanted visitors!
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are blood-eating insects. They feed on human blood, most commonly at night. If you have bed bugs in your home, it’s probably the Cimex lectularius (the common bed bug). They spread by crawling between nearby locations or by hitching rides on your belongings. They don’t fly but they can crawl very quickly.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that can be anywhere from 1 to 7mm in size. Their bodies are oval-shaped and can either be flat or slightly plump, depending on whether they’ve fed recently.
Why Do I Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs can be found anywhere from hotels to public transportation to your house. They hide out in these spaces looking for blood to feed on. If you have bed bugs, it’s probably because:
- They hitched a ride. These pests can latch onto suitcases, linens, and clothes to make their way into your space.
- They traveled from another apartment or unit. If you live in a building or complex, the bed bugs might have traveled from another room to yours.
Why are Bed Bugs a Problem?
Bed bugs have not been shown to transmit disease. However, they do bite and cause damage to your belongings. If you have bed bugs in your space, you may experience:
- Allergic reactions to their bites
- Infections of the skin from the bite reaction
- Declining mental health from living in an infested space
How Can Plunkett's Solve My Bed Bug Problem?
Our process for ridding your space of bed bugs is efficient and effective. The steps include:
Initial inspection and assessment to confirm presence of bed bugs and the severity of the infestation. This step may include our K-9 bed bug detection team.
Once bed bugs are confirmed, your technician will provide a proposal with pricing for your consideration. Once the agreement has been accepted, we will schedule the job.
Depending on your specific situation, we will perform one of our service options.
What Bed Bug Services Does Plunkett's Offer?
Plunkett’s bed bug treatment has a 99% success rate. Our services include:
Conventional Bed Bug Treatment consists of three service visits performed at 1-2 week intervals. Our expert team will apply residual pesticide materials applied to targeted, key areas of the home. This plan comes with a 45-day guarantee from the initial service date.
Bed Bug Heat Treatment is commonly offered with heavy infestations or when a single-day visit is required. Our team will utilize special heat equipment to quickly increase the temperature inside of your home to over 120°—the temperature at which bed bugs and their eggs die. This service includes a follow-up inspection two weeks after the treatment and a 30-day guarantee.
Bed Bug Control With Plunkett's
At Plunkett’s, our goal is to help you quickly, conveniently, and in the most cost-effective way. We make every effort to be with you asap, usually within a day or two.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Get Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs get into your space by hitching rides on your belongings or even by traveling from unit to unit in apartment buildings. These pesky pests are on the lookout for snacks. If they find food and water in your home, they’ll probably stay for a while. Learn more!
How Do I Find Bed Bugs?
Take off all your bed sheets and check their folds, seams, corners, and edges. Strip the bed completely and check the corners, seams, zippers, and creases. Remember to turn the bed over, too. Bed bugs will hide out in any dark, warm place where they can get to food. Check all furniture, linens, decorations, and carpet. Check the undersides of couches and chairs, your headboard, and your curtains. Learn more!
How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs?
Make these four anti-bed bug habits part of your routine: keep your bed clear of dirty laundry, laptops, books, and other items; check the crevices, nooks, and crannies of your suitcase when you get home; clean your sheets every two weeks; hang up your clothes. Learn more tips and tricks for keeping your space free of bed bugs!
Should I be Worried If My Neighbor Has Bed Bugs?
If your neighbor has informed you that their home or adjacent apartment is infested with bed bugs, you need to do a thorough home inspection. Depending on the severity of their infestation, you may or may not be affected. It is possible that bed bugs will travel through walls via cracks, electrical outlets, and more. Learn more about how to prevent bed bugs in your home!