Bed Bug Control in Arkansas
Serving Homes & Businesses throughout the State
Bed bugs are essentially the last thing you want to find in your home or place of business. Luckily, McCauley Services is here to provide you with the most reliable bed bug control in Arkansas. Established in 1983, our company is committed to serving the members of our communities and keeping their homes and businesses safe and pest-free all year-round. Using the highest quality EPA-approved products and advanced technology, our commercial and residential pest control experts can quickly and effectively eliminate your bed bug infestation so you can go back to how things were before.
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What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Contrary to popular belief, you can see bed bugs, nymphs, and eggs with your naked eye. Adult bed bugs are approximately ¼ of an inch long (about the size of an apple seed). They are flat, oval-shaped, reddish-brown insects that are wingless and covered in microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
Bed bugs are skilled hitchhikers that come from other infested areas. Most commonly found in apartment complexes, airplanes, and hotels, these insects can easily hitch a ride into your home on used furniture, clothing, purses, luggage, backpacks, or other items that have been in infested areas.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
Because of their name, many people believe that bed bugs can only be found in beds. However, bed bugs can actually be found just about anywhere in a home such as mattresses, box springs, curtains, headboards, door frames, corners, picture frames, electrical switch plates, behind wallpaper, and furniture.
Some of the most common signs of a bed bug infestation include:
- A strong musty odor that you can’t seem to get rid of
- Red, itchy bites on your arms, legs, neck, or anywhere else on your body
- Red stains on your sheets, pillowcases, or the seams of your mattress
- Dark specs (fecal matter) on the seams of your mattress
- Eggshells or shed skins
If you notice any of the above signs, it is imperative that you schedule treatment with our Arkansas bed bug control experts right away.
Can I Treat Bed Bugs Myself?
Bed bug infestations are among the hardest types of infestations to treat. Once bed bugs enter a property, they can quickly spread from room to room, taking over the home in no time. More serious infestations require very detailed, in-depth treatments in all areas of the home. Unless you are a trained professional, you probably will not be able to eradicate 100% of the bed bugs from your home. Not to mention that over-the-counter bed bug treatments often contain chemicals that are considered harmful to people and pets. Hiring a qualified expert is the only way to ensure safe and effective treatment.
Are Bed Bugs Dangerous?
While bed bugs are not necessarily a danger to humans, they can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms. Bed bug bites are painful and can result in skin rashes, intense itching, and even allergic reactions in some individuals. There are rumors that bed bugs transmit disease through their bites, but in reality, there are no reported cases of this happening. They do, however, carry certain pathogens in their bodies, although it is unclear whether their bites can pass on these pathogens and cause them to multiply in humans.
One thing is for certain, though: bed bugs commonly cause psychological distress as they often make their presence known with itchy red bumps that appear soon after the bite occurs. Many people suffer from anxiety due to the thought of being in proximity to these pests. Furthermore, dealing with a bad infestation can be expensive as well as physically exhausting since it is difficult to eradicate them from your home.
The best way to deal with bed bugs is to contact a professional pest control service that can properly identify and treat the problem using specialized equipment and insecticides. It is important not only to get rid of the existing problem, but also ensure that all potential hiding places are treated so that future infestations do not occur.
McCauley Services Is Here to Help
If your home or business has become infested with bed bugs, turn to McCauley Services. Since 1983, our team has provided the highest quality bed bug control in Arkansas. Using EPA-registered products, our fully licensed specialists ensure proper application, every time.
Your safety and well-being are our top priorities, which is why you can count on us to complete every service with the utmost care and attention to detail. Each member of our team has undergone extensive training and is Quality Pro-certified, so you can rest easy knowing your home or business is in the hands of the most qualified individuals.
“The technicians are very thorough and professional.”