Bed Bugs in Oakland County

Stop Pest Control Power Washing Inc. helps residents and businesses respond to problems with bed bugs in Oakland County. We’re your discreet, affordable bed bug extermination specialists with years of experience targeting and eliminating infestations in homes, commercial spaces, and industrial properties.

Contact our team at (313) 914-2981 to learn more about the steps we’ll take to stop and prevent pests from becoming a problem at your property.

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How Do You Know If You Have Bed Bugs?

Identifying bed bugs early is the best way to address an infestation effectively.

Here are some signs that indicate you might have bed bugs:

  • Bite marks: Bed bug bites typically appear as small, red, itchy welts on your skin, often in a line or cluster. However, not everyone reacts to bed bug bites.
  • Blood stains: Small blood stains may appear on your sheets, pillowcases, or mattresses, caused by bed bugs being crushed after feeding.
  • Dark or rusty spots: Bed bug excrement leaves dark or rusty spots on bedding, mattresses, bed frames, and walls. These spots can bleed like a marker on fabric.
  • Eggs and shells: Bed bugs lay tiny, white, oval eggs. You might also find shed skins or eggshells, indicating the presence of growing bed bugs.
  • Musty odor: In heavily infested areas, a strong, musty odor, like the smell of a wet towel, might be noticeable. This scent comes from the insects’ scent glands.
  • Live bed bugs: Seeing live bed bugs clearly indicates an infestation. They’re often found in mattress seams, bed frames, headboards, and other hiding spots.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects about the size of an apple seed, measuring 1/8 to 1/4 inch long. When unfed, they have flat, oval-shaped bodies that become elongated and swollen after feeding. These pests have six legs and two antennae but lack functional wings.

Nymphs, or young bed bugs, are smaller (1/16 to 1/8 inch) and lighter in color, often appearing translucent or whitish-yellow, darkening as they mature. Bed bug eggs are tiny, pinhead-sized, and white or translucent. Recognizing these characteristics can help you identify a bed bug infestation and take appropriate action.

Stop Pest Control Power Washing Inc.’s Bed Bug Control Services

  • Bed bug inspections
  • Bed bug treatments
  • Bed bug prevention

How Do You Prevent Bed Bugs From Returning?

Preventing bed bugs from returning involves several proactive measures.

Here’s how to maintain a bed-bug-free environment:

  • Regularly inspect your mattresses, bed frames, and surrounding areas for signs of bed bugs, such as black spots or shed skins.
  • Use high-quality mattress encasements to trap any existing bugs and prevent new infestations.
  • Reduce clutter to eliminate hiding spots and make inspections easier.
  • Vacuum frequently, focusing on cracks, crevices, and upholstery, and dispose of vacuum bags immediately.
  • Be cautious with second-hand items. Inspect and clean them thoroughly before bringing them home.
  • Regularly wash and dry bed linens, curtains, and clothing on high heat.
  • Seal cracks and crevices in walls, floors, and furniture.
  • After traveling, inspect and clean luggage and clothing to prevent bringing nuisance insects home.

Contact Your Local Bed Bug Extermination Company

Stop Pest Control Power Washing Inc. is Oakland County’s trusted bed bug extermination company. Connect with our friendly technicians to learn more about our services, affordable rates, and the steps we take to help you keep bed bugs from becoming a problem again in the future. Call (313) 914-2981 today for more details.