What Makes Bed Bugs Go Away

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Any home or business can get bed bugs. It doesn’t matter how clean you keep your home or how well you maintain your facility, these pests have a way of seeking out places where people congregate and if they have places to hide and people to bite (technically to take a blood meal from), they’ll stick around. Often times when property owners detect a bed bug problem, they want a quick and easy solution, and really, who can blame them? If this is hitting home and you’re looking for a way to get rid of bed bugs, you’re in the right place. 

bed bug infestation in a portland maine home


Let’s make sure you have bed bugs, first

Waking up with a couple of bites on your arms, legs, or exposed skin is a strong indication of a bed bug problem but it’s not enough evidence. Spiders, fleas, mosquitoes, other insect bites, and even scabies bites can look similar to bed bug bites. If you’re not quite sure what a bed bug bite looks like, you could have a case of mistaken identity. Check out this article, Identifying Common Bug Bites In Maine, for more information.

In order to confirm the presence of these biting pests, look for these signs of bed bugs:

  • Live bugs loitering in mattress and box spring seams or in/on nearby furniture
  • Reddish-brown stains on bedding and other fabric
  • Ink-like stains (AKA bed bug feces) in spots where they hide
  • Bed bug eggs 
  • Shed bed bug skins 

How to make bed bugs go away on your own

Unfortunately, as much as we’d like to provide you with a quick fix when it comes to eliminating bed bugs on your own, there isn’t one. We realize that might seem hard to believe, given the number of DIY bed bug control products on the market today, but it’s true. Sure, you could purchase every bed bug spray, trap, and repellent on Amazon or perform your own heat treatment with an electric heater but we hope you don’t. You see, the issue with these products isn’t that they aren’t lethal to bed bugs because they very well could be. No friends, the issue is that if used improperly you could expose yourself and others to health risks and you might actually push bed bugs out of the infested room into another area- multiply your problem.  The last thing you want is to make your bed bug problem worse. 

What is the best way to exterminate bed bugs?

The best way to exterminate bed bugs from your home or business is to contact a pest control company that specializes in bed bug extermination. At Pine State Pest Solutions, we’ve been offering effective bed bug control in Portland, Brunswick, and Augusta as well as communities throughout most of Maine for more than 10 years. We have the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle any size bed bug infestation in any type of environment. 

From start to finish, you can count on us to get rid of bed bugs

When you reach out to Pine State about bed bugs, we’ll start with a thorough inspection. Should our bed bug control specialist find evidence of bed bugs, we’ll walk you through the next steps which include:

  • Preparing for a bed bug treatment
  • Scheduling your treatment
  • Initial bed bug control service
  • Follow-up service

Our bed bug control method relies on multiple tools to knock these biting pests out. In most cases, we’ll physically remove any bed bugs we see using our own vacuums. Depending on the situation, we may steam furniture and other areas where we see live bed bugs. We’ll also lay down a residual chemical in select areas before we perform a heat treatment using specialized equipment. To ensure the problem is resolved, we may also install special bed bug monitoring devices and mattress and box spring encasements. 

Guaranteed bed bug control 

For qualifying property owners, Pine State Pest Solutions also offers a 30-day bed bug guarantee that goes into effect the day we give your property the all-clear.

If you’re ready to get a good night’s sleep, give us a call

Don’t let bed bugs rob you of a good night’s sleep; reach out to Pine State if you’re worried about a possible bed bug infestation in your Maine home or business.  

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