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Bed Bug Identification & Prevention

What are bed bugs?

bed bug mess on a box spring

Bed bugs are external parasites that look a lot like ticks because they're flat, brown, and oval-shaped. Unlike ticks, bed bugs are insects rather than arachnids. Despite the fact that these parasites are not related to each other, they both survive on blood.

Bed bugs have a very specific strategy for obtaining a blood meal. They take up residence inside your mattress or anything else you regularly come into contact with and wait for you to be still long enough for them to snag a bite. Usually, this works out best for them when you're asleep, but you don't necessarily have to be.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

As a general rule, bed bugs are not dangerous. Unlike ticks and fleas, they don't transmit any diseases. Bed bugs also don't have venom, stingers, or anything else that might harm you.

The main problem with bed bugs is that they can interrupt your sleep. Knowing that you're sharing a bed with bugs can often lead to anxiety and insomnia, especially true if you know you will wake up with bites in the morning. Sleep loss is the main threat these insects pose.

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

Unfortunately, it's extremely easy to wind up with a bed bug problem. All you have to do is go somewhere there are bed bugs, and you can come home with them. What's worse is there may be bed bugs just about anywhere with an influx of people coming and going.

Of course, if you travel, there's always the risk of winding up with bed bugs because you might get them in your hotel. However, you may also wind up with bed bugs when using public transportation, going to the laundromat, or doing secondhand shopping. Pretty much anywhere you come into contact with people or their stuff could put you in contact with bed bugs. There's no rhyme or reason you have a bed bug problem. You were probably just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Why Choose Dependable Pest Solutions?

  • IPM Methodologies
    Dependable Pest Solutions uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to resolve most major pest issues. This ecologically sound solution prioritizes safety through prevention, monitoring, and education.
  • Licensed Professionals
    Our trained technicians are knowledgeable and experienced pest management professionals who understand the importance of discretion, safety, and professionalism.
  • Trusted by the Community Since 2007
    Rest assured knowing your pest problems are under control with a locally owned and operated company backed by over 17 years of proven experience.
  • Woman Owned Local Business
    Founded by a licensed entomologist, our owner is committed to addressing the industry deficiencies and continues to grow a professional pest control company held to the highest standards.

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    "Very pleased!"

    The technician from Dependable Pest Solutions was great today. He did a thorough inspection of all the bait sites in my home. He gave me a comprehensive verbal report of his findings and the additional work he did to get my home pest free.

    - Debora L.
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    Yesterday we discovered a massive wasp nest hanging over our driveway. I called Dependable Pest this morning, and the nest has already been removed. They were friendly, affordable, super quick and communication was excellent!

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    "Bill always does a great job!"

    He is very knowledgeable and friendly! I have been a client of Dependable Pests for many years and my parents were for many years before that. Always satisfied with their work and customer service.

    - Michelle
    "Bill is top-notch!"

    Bill is top-notch & professional! I had ball park hornet's nest outside my widow. I spoken to Stephanie who provided me with great service, and she contacted Bill! He was able to see me the same day! Thank you!

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    "Very punctual, communicative, and thorough."

    I had a serious wasp problem around my entire property. These guys come spray twice a year and it has completely resolved the issue.

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    I would highly recommend Dependable Pest Solutions. We’ve had issues with ants on our vacation property. They come right out and take care of the problem. Their communication and follow up is great!

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    We love Dependable Pest Solutions and have used them for several years. They are amazing, and their customer service is top notch. We can call anytime and someone will be out shortly to help with whatever it is we need.

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    Dependable Pest Solutions has been reliable, professional and fairly priced. Brought them in for rodent extermination and have since signed up for monthly services!

    - Tyler W.

How Do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

If you already have a bed bug infestation, eliminating them on your own is next to impossible. You might see articles online saying you can use essential oils or other natural treatments for bed bugs, but this is simply not true if you already have an established infestation.

If you already see signs of bed bugs, the best way to get rid of them is to call the bed bug experts here at Dependable Pest Solutions. We work hard to provide the most affordable and effective pest control services in Dover. Whether you have a bed full of bugs or your whole house is full, we can help eliminate your infestation.

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

While there's not a lot you can do if you already have an existing infestation, there is a whole lot you can do to prevent bed bugs. Just follow these tips:

  • Check hotel mattresses for signs of bugs before sitting on them.
  • Wash and dry clothes on the highest heat setting when returning from travel.
  • Avoid secondhand shopping if you can.
  • If you cannot avoid secondhand shopping, check your purchases before bringing them inside.
  • Always avoid laying luggage on hotel beds or sofas.

Remember, if you wind up with a bed bug infestation despite your best efforts, call the best home pest control for bed bugs around here at Dependable Pest Solutions!

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