The battle against bed bugs in New York City has seen a steady increase for over a decade, with a significant uptick starting in 2006!

This fact is alarming because bed bugs were a remote issue, not to be encountered in the United States until a few years ago. They were totally removed after World War II.

Well, the bugs are now back! This means your home and its family members can have them from anywhere. This is why we, as bed bug exterminators in NYC are here to give foolproof protection from them.

Spotted as small, oval-shaped, and reddish-brown insects, bed bugs live on blood from humans, mammals, birds and other wildlife, of which human blood is their favorite. These insatiable insects love to have a buffet throughout the night and hide in strange places while not dining. They play hide and seek like no other living being by hiding in cracks, sheet folds, luggage, bed frame crevices, and other spots where you might not even think of finding them.

Spotting is the Only Way Out to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Finding bed bugs is the only way to get rid of them. One of the ways is to be at home throughout the day and spot the bugs easily, especially if residing in a heavily crowded area such as a dorm or apartment. However, if you cannot be at home all the time, keep travelling quite often, or invite friends with pets, the chance of having bed bugs in your own home simply doubles. This is because pets and friends traveling or coming from distant places can carry these troublesome critters. This is also true if you travel around the world where these bugs can just stick to your luggage or clothes for infestation.

So, once they are in your home, how do you know that they are there? What are the signs? Well, they are:

  • New bumps
  • Bug bites
  • Rashes and skin irritation
  • Blood spread on sheets or clothes
  • Feces as reddish dots in the bedding layer or ridge
  • Light brown molting
  • Tiny eggs and eggshells and pale yellow skins
  • Unpleasant sweet odor that overripe raspberries (suggest infestation by a large group)

These are just the indicators. Ultimately, you need to find the living, hiding bugs in your home. So, how do you find them? Well, the bugs usually crawl at the pace of ladybugs, and that you can quickly find them:

  • In cracks, crevices, bedding, bed folding, mattresses, and box springs
  • Behind baseboards
  • Under the doors
  • In suitcases, shoes, and boxes near food
  • In the seams of furniture and under hangings
  • In electrical appliances
  • In screw head
  • At the wall and ceiling confluence

Professional Help

Bed Bugs can be notoriously difficult to get rid of without the right techniques. Although it will cost more for Bed Bug removal using a professional, you have a guarantee it will be effective. Some commercially available products don’t always work as promised.

Private exterminators use the least invasive, state-of-art equipment and techniques to remove Bed Bugs from your home or office. We do not use any chemicals or environmentally harmful stuff and ensure 100% freedom from the bugs.

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Scott Williams
Author: Scott Williams - Scott is a pest control expert and has worked in the industry for over 20 years, most recently in NYC, where he runs a pest control business. Scott loves to write articles, share his knowledge on exterminator services, and advise on safe DIY method.