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Pest Identification – Bed Bugs

What Are Bed Bugs?  

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that are enjoying resurgence after several years’ dormancy.  An adult bed bug is reddish-brown in color and has a flattened oval shape appearance.  Only 1/4 of an inch in length, these tiny insects are wingless and have microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance.  Bed bugs are nocturnal creatures that feed exclusively on blood, preferring human blood whenever available.  They will also feed on other warm-blooded animals.  

Why Do I Have Them?

Bed bugs are exceptional hitchhikers and will travel a far distance with an unsuspecting host.  They are introduced to homes, apartment buildings, hospitals and other commercial facilities on luggage, used clothing and furniture and are not a sign of housekeeping or sanitation issues.  They are especially a problem for establishments that have high occupancy turnover.  Mass transit and the increase in both domestic and international travel are also factors in the increased bed bug problem.   

Are They Dangerous?

Although they bite, bed bugs are not known to carry or transmit diseases to humans.  Their bites often leave behind tiny red welts that appear in a line or cluster and that may cause minor to severe skin irritation.  A bed bug bite could become dangerous if infected and in that case medical attention should be sought.

How Do I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are an extremely hard pest to get rid of once they have infested an area.  They are mainly active at night and hide during the day in hard to see areas including in furniture cracks and crevices, as well as inside mattresses and box springs.  Contacting McCauley Services is the ideal way to control your bed bug problems.  We offer highly effective bed bug control that is sure to help resolve infestations, no matter how severe.  

Can I Do It Myself?

Do-it-yourself methods for bed bug control and removal are not always effective and products may contain chemicals that are harmful to people and pets if mixed improperly.  McCauley Services’ pest control professionals are trained in identifying bed bug infestations and will implement effective measures to get rid of bed bugs completely.  

Is The Bed Bug Treatment Safe?

The health and safety of our customers, their families or employees is very important to us and that is why we use products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use.  All of our pest control professionals are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.  

How Soon Can You Get Here?

At McCauley Services we make every effort to be with you as soon as possible.  In most cases we can respond on the same or next day.

How Much Do Your Services Cost?

The state of Arkansas offers a perfect environment to many different pests and species which all require a different treatment and therefore a different price.  Our contracts are customized to meet your needs and expectations so our prices reflect that.  When you contact our office we can provide you with a general price range and for many pests we recommend a free inspection, where one of our representatives will thoroughly investigate your concerns, give you our recommendation for treatment and pricing information for the service.

How Do I Prevent This In The Future?

Pest problems can be difficult to prevent and that is why you should contact McCauley Services at the first sign of a problem.  Our bed bug control services are designed to completely resolve bed bug problems and we can offer you suggestions on preventing bed bug problems in the future.