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5 Indications You May Be Sleeping with Bed Bugs

So you think you sleep alone? You might want to take a closer look at your mattress, foundation and sheets to be sure. You could be surprised by what you find. Bed bugs continue to remain at epidemic proportions and are migrating across the country. No one is immune to them. They can be in the nicest of homes. While they don’t fly here on their own, they have been known to hitch a ride in people’s clothing, suitcases or other personal belongings.

5 Indications You May Be Sleeping with Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are not the easiest things to spot so it’s possible that you could go on vacation and stay in a place that has them but not realize it since you don’t see them. They crawl into your suitcases that you left on the floor or into your clothing – it only takes one – then they go back to your home with you. That’s just how easily it happens.

When you’re looking for signs of bed bugs, be sure to look for the following indicators:

1. Dark spots on your sheets, mattress and foundation that could be bed bug excrement.
2. Tiny white eggs and eggshells that are about 1mm in size.
3. Reddish or rusty colored stains on bed sheets, mattress or foundation.
4. Live bed bugs moving around in folds of sheets or crevices of mattress or foundation, or even on the bed frame or headboard.
5. Small red bite marks or rash anywhere on your body.

These are the most common indicators that you have bed bugs. There is much information available about bed bugs and everyone is looking more closely than ever at their bed linens before they crawl into bed at night. If you aren’t, we strongly recommend that you do – whether you’re at home, in someone else’s home or in a hotel or vacation rental.

Bed Bug Awareness
As a Raleigh NC bed bug removal company, Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators is able to perform a thorough bed bug removal process in your home anywhere in the Raleigh and Wilmington area. We think you should have peace of mind at night and know that when you choose to sleep alone, you really are sleeping alone.

If you would like us to come and do a thorough inspection of your home for bed bugs or other pests, you can reach us at 910-254-9443 to set up a time when we can meet. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Bed Bug Signs & SymptomsBed Bug Signs & Symptoms

With all the publicity about Bed Bugs in recent years nobody should have to put up with them in their home or while on vacation. At Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators, we can assure you once you’ve seen the results of what bed bugs can do to you while you’re asleep you will always inspect any mattress and box spring before you sleep on it. For some people the bites are few and far between but for many they’re extensive and send them to the doctors.

Bed Bug bites

Bed bugs will lay their eggs in dark locations such as in the tufts of mattresses and the folds of fabrics where they hope to remain undisturbed for long periods of time. It’s quite common for an infestation can go undetected for a long period of time. You can do your own inspection but we recommend you give us a call to deal with the problem in an effective and permanent way. Our treatment focus targets every crack and crevice that will eradicate bed bugs using the best equipment, latest training and the most effective products available.

You simply won’t find a better exterminator for bed bug control than we are. We are proudly a family-owned business located in Wilmington, North Carolina and have a vast service area. We offer many options including green, safe, effective and efficient pest control that will treat such pests as bedbugs and termites as well as services for moisture control and builder pre-treats. We’ve been in business since 1996 professionally while effectively satisfying the needs of families and businesses across North Carolina during that time.

Bed Bug eggs

If upon closer inspection you have reason to believe you may have a bed bug problem and require the services of a bed bug control provider, give Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators a call immediately at 910-254-9443. We will come to your home and eradicate the problem the first time around!

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Sign up for a bug-free maintenance plan that will ensure your home and surrounding environment is protected from pests. Whether you want a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly treatment, you will be happy with the plan we will develop to suit your family’s needs.

If you want to read more about our services or want additional information on bed bug treatment check out our website. If you have a bed bug or other pest problem get in touch with us right away. That’s a problem that we guarantee won’t remedy itself! We can you’re your home pest-free quickly, completely and successfully – the first time!

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Bed Bug AwarenessBed Bug Awareness Week

Bed Bug Awareness Week

With the summer travel season well under way, families across the nation are packing their luggage and headed off to stay in hotels and vacation rentals.

With Bed Bug Awareness Week being June 5-11, 2016, the pest control industry is taking this time to remind those who are traveling to brush up on the basics of bed bugs to avoid bringing these pests home.

Over time, Bed Bugs have become a growing concern as their numbers continue to rise. A recent survey, conducted by the NPMA (National Pest Management Association) and the University of Kentucky, found that 99.6 percent of extermination companies were asked to treat for bed bugs in the past year.

"Understandably, the rise in bed bug populations in recent years has many people concerned," said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs at NPMA.

"Bed bugs are equal opportunity pests and are found in five star hotels, summer camps, dormitories — anywhere there is a steady source of a blood meal, and no one wants to bring them home. That said, people may unknowingly transport bed bugs more so during the summer months when vacation travel activity is at its peak."

The NPMA recommends the following prevention tips to help avoid pesky bed bugs:

  • Thoroughly vacuum the insides and outsides of suitcases after returning from a vacation.
  • Check your sheets for blood spots made by bed bugs.
  • Consider bringing a large plastic trash bag to keep your suitcase in during hotel stays.
  • Use a small flashlight to assist with visual inspections.
  • Never bring second-hand furniture, especially mattresses and box springs, into a home without thoroughly examining for signs of bed bugs.
  • Inspect pet’s sleeping quarters for signs of bed bugs regularly.
  • Hire a professional pest control company to eradicate an infestation.

At Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators, we are fully experienced in the elimination of bed bugs no matter where they are in your home. Give us a call at 910-754-9700 and we’ll come to your home, do a thorough inspection, and tell you what we find.

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