Bed Bug Control

Bed Bug Control in the San Antonio, TX Area

Bed bugs are one of the most disgusting pests you can encounter. They can enter your home on clothing, used furniture, or other items, and are difficult to detect because of their small bodies and ability to fit into tiny spaces. Bed bugs feed on blood and will often hide in mattresses in beds, where they have easy access to humans they can bite in the night.

Signs you might have bed bugs include:

  • Red, itchy areas on your body
  • A musty odor
  • Fecal matter, egg shells, or shed bug skins
  • Blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases

Despite their name, bed bugs don’t always hide in beds. They can also be found around the bed, including inside books, in carpet, in clothing, and even in electrical outlets. If you are unsure whether or not you have bed bugs, our local exterminators can help.

Bed Bug Control You Can Trust

The first step after finding signs of bed bugs is to call a local exterminator or pest control expert. In the meantime, gather your bedding, linens, clothing and curtains. Wash them in hot water and dry them on the hottest setting. Brush your mattress with a wire brush and then vacuum it to get rid of any bed bugs that may linger. Immediately after vacuuming, remove the vacuum cleaner bag and liner from your vacuum and remove it from the house. Then encase your mattress and box springs in a zippered cover with a tight weave. You’ll need to keep it on for at least a year to ensure that any remaining bed bugs won’t survive. Get rid of any clutter around your bed and seal up any cracks in your home to prevent future infestations.

In most cases, complete bed bug eradication requires chemical intervention. Because the chemicals used to eliminate bed bugs can be harmful to you, your family members, or your pets, it’s best to let a local exterminator handle it. At Gruene Pest Management, LLC, we offer bed bug control solutions so that you can sleep easy at night knowing that the problem has been completely handled. Give us a call today for fast pest control action that really works!

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