If you suspect bed bugs in Kansas City, Milberger Pest Control is here to help. Bed bugs can be difficult to identify and even harder to get rid of. Ignore them at your peril, however. The longer they go untreated, the more severe the problem will become. The infestation is likely to spread to your neighbors and visitors, as well.
Bed bugs travel from one area to another on furniture, luggage, boxes, clothing, or other fabric pieces like curtains, blankets, and linens. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Once an area is infested, they are extremely difficult to eradicate.
Bed bugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. They are quite prolific and can multiply rapidly. Female bed bugs in Kansas City may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over a lifetime. Immature bed bugs, called nymphs, shed their skins five times before reaching maturity and require a meal of blood before each shedding.
Under favorable conditions, the bugs can develop fully in as little as a month and produce three or more generations per year. Adult bed bugs are very small, about the size of a tick. In fact, they are often mistaken for ticks or small cockroaches, so we do not always get a call for an infestation as soon as we might like
The most obvious sign of an infestation is the tell-tale bite marks. Several in a line often appear on the face, neck, arms, hands, or any other body parts while sleeping. These bite marks may take as long as two weeks to develop in some people, however, so it is important to look for other signs of bed bugs in Kansas City homes and businesses. These clues may include:
- Exoskeletons left after molting.
- Bed bugs in the fold of mattresses and sheets.
- Rust-colored blood spots left by the blood-filled fecal material that they excrete on the mattress or nearby furniture.
- A sweet musty odor.
An infestation of bed bugs in Kansas City requires the assistance of a pest professional and is not something a homeowner can handle on their own. Our technicians are specially trained to thoroughly inspect your home or business to find all the places they may be hiding and determine how best to eradicate them, then provide you with a quote at no cost or obligation to you.
If you are concerned about bed bugs in Kansas City, call (816) 761-1313 in Missouri or (913) 384-6760 in Kansas, or click here to schedule your free inspection today!