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Unfortunately, many Brooklyn residents are familiar with the stressful and expensive ordeal that is a bedbug infestation. Due to their rapid breeding speed and rapid mobility, bedbug infestations can happen quickly and can easily get out of control. At Private Exterminating, we are here to make the extermination process as smooth and painless as possible. Our friendly, professional extermination technicians have experience dealing with exterminations of a large and small scale. We will make sure to walk you through every step of the way so that you are informed and confident in the job we are doing. We provide free consultations and environmentally friendly green extermination services that will keep your home pest free while prioritizing the health and safety of your family.
Ah, Brooklyn. The diversity, the food and music scene, the freewheeling lifestyle in one of the coolest cities in the country. Is there any downside to living in the cultural and financial epicenter of the United States?
Yeah. There is.
Either you’ve heard horror stories from friends or loved ones or you think a bed bug nightmare is about to happen to you. Well, pinch yourself, because you’re not dreaming. But not all is lost. To defeat your enemy, you must know them. Here are some commonly asked questions about bed bugs we’ve received from our customers in the past, and Private Exterminating has answers.
Bed bugs are human parasites. They cannot survive without human blood. For centuries, they have evolved alongside us, and found hosts everywhere from the largest metropolises to the smallest hamlets.
If you suspect you may have bed bugs in your home, it’s very likely you picked them up from someone you know (although we go into some other ways of acquiring bed bugs below).
It is common for bed bugs to infest a person's home by attaching themselves to luggage, furniture, and clothing. Contrary to popular belief, having bedbugs in your home does not necessarily mean that your home is dirty. Many Brooklyn residents make the expensive mistake of throwing out their mattresses and furniture before consulting a professional exterminator. This is a costly mistake, as simply throwing out your furniture and replacing it with new ones will not solve the problem. A female bedbug can lay as many as 400 eggs at one time, and they hatch only two weeks later. Therefore, the new baby eggs can infest the new furniture and exacerbate the problem, causing it to last longer and be costlier. At Private Exterminating, we will be sure to inform you of the necessary protocol that will ensure the effective extermination of your bedbugs. Trust us, with your co-operation, we will get the job done!
The reason bed bugs can be so tricky to exterminate is they are very small and it does not take long for a single female bug to breed a large infestation.
When looking for information on bed bugs online, you’ve probably seen info that states that bed bugs like to hide near beds or mattresses. While this is common, it’s not always the case. Bed bugs can travel large distances to get to their prey, and can go months without a blood meal.
The only way to know for sure? Call a professional for bed bug inspection. Private Exterminating has years of experience scoping out bed bug nesting spots to make sure our pest control methods work the first time.
As mentioned above, you can pick up bed bugs from nearly anywhere. We’ve heard stories about library books being infested with bed bugs! Another common place is from a hotel or luggage while travelling. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter where you picked them up from—the methods of dealing with bed bugs remain the same.
At Private Exterminating, we don’t recommend doing-it-yourself when it comes to bed bug elimination and removal. While anyone can perform a search on the Internet for how to kill bed bugs, it’s not so easy in real life. And for every failed treatment or natural home remedy, the infestation grows in number, making it harder to get rid of by the time you do call in the cavalry.
Some methods are more effective than others. But for easy at-home fixes like glue traps or heat treatments, we would recommend you turn to a professional. And absolutely do not think of fumigating the apartment or house yourself. DIY ‘bug bombs’ contain harmful chemicals and aren’t likely to hit the tiny nooks and crannies bed bugs love to hide in.
At Private Exterminating, we put an emphasis on using products that are not damaging to the health of our clients or to the safety of the environment. We are so passionate about our green standard that we put it in our name! We use natural, biodegradable products that are effective in treating all pest infestations.
Our goal is to solve your problem the first time around to save you the stress, money, and time it takes to deal with an infestation. That is why for optimal results, we recommend that our staff perform occasional checkups to insure the lasting effect of our services. In addition to that, we are available at any time to answer your questions and concerns. We are here to work around your schedule. We offer a high quality, environmentally friendly service at a competitive price. Call us today to find out how we can solve your bed bug problem today!
When it comes to bed bugs, there are a lot of myths, and an equal amount of facts. While bed bugs got their name from the fact that they most often feed on humans while they are asleep in bed, you can find these pests just about anywhere. Outside of your home they can be picked up in hotels, schools, offices, retail stores, movie theaters and public transportation.
Bed bugs love to travel, so watch out for suitcases, shoes boxes, and any other spot they can hide out in. They also love to hide in small cracks and crevices anywhere that people are. This means your bed isn’t the only place you should be checking if you suspect bed bugs—baseboards, upholstery, clothing, and furniture crevices are all up for grabs.
Since bed bugs come out at night, you are most often in bed at this time, and so they prefer to make this space their home base. A warm spot, with food, is the ideal spot for bed bug eggs.
Your home becoming infested with bed bugs is easily one of the most traumatic things that can happen as a homeowner or apartment renter. Not only are these pests feeding on you and covering you in itchy bed bug bites, but their swift ability to reproduce makes it difficult to get rid of them without help.
That is why calling a bed bug exterminator is not just recommended, but necessary for your health, both mental and physical.
The first step when you fear infestation, is to call Private Exterminating. With hundreds of infestations obliterated, we’ll come as soon as we can to do what we do best: get rid of bed bugs.
Prior to our visit, declutter your home to flush out where the bugs may be hiding. Pull furniture away from the walls, remove all fabric (bedding, curtains) including clothing (empty dressers and closets) and wash it all, then dry everything on high.
Like with many Brooklyn apartments and homes before, we will arrive and exterminate all the bugs. Then, for good measure we’ll leave diatomaceous earth behind as a repellant for future infestation. Bed bugs are resilient, and should you see they’ve come in contact with the earth, call us immediately.
Don’t take the risk of trying to eliminate bed bugs on your own. When you need to get rid of bed bugs, a bed bug exterminator is the only option that can effectively help you.