Bed Bug Removal & Exterminator in St. Louis
Mick’s Exterminating Provides Effective, environmentally friendly Bed Bug Removal & Treatment
Bed bugs are annoying, disgusting and year-round pests that have only become a larger problem for the St. Louis area recently. They are very elusive, transient, and nocturnal. Bed bugs often hide in sleeping areas and feed primarily on humans. Trust Mick’s Exterminating as your Bed Bug Exterminator in the St. Louis area.
Signs of Bed Bugs
You May have unexplained skin rash or itchy red bumps 1 to 9 days after bites (arms, face, hands or neck)
Bites occur in straight lines
You May have no skin reaction at all
Black or dark-brown spots on your mattress and sheets
Mottled shells on carpet or bed
Blood spots on sheets where you could’ve rolled over a bug after it fed
Bed Bug Treatment
For our typical bed bug treatment, a Mick’s Exterminating technician will thoroughly inspect and treat wall outlets, baseboards, door and window frames, headboards, mattresses, bed frames, upholstered furniture, behind wall hanging items, nightstands and other furniture.
Mick’s Exterminating’s heat treatment solution offers a more effective and efficient bed bug removal and helps reduce the need for any follow up treatments, using heat to eradicate bed bugs in one treatment. Learn about our NEW Heat Solution by clicking here or on the image below!
With chemical treatments, we have to return in 3-4 weeks after treatment for a follow up inspection/treatment. Customer/tenant must understand that bedbugs can again be brought into the account at any time and the problem can then reoccur. For more information or to schedule an estimate for your home, call toll free 800.291.5712.
Home Preparation for Bed Bug Removal Treatment
Strip all beds down to the bare surfaces.
Empty closets, dressers, nightstands, and bookshelves. All items should be bagged and placed outside or in garage. Do not spray insecticide on anything.
Luggage needs to be empty and available for inspection.
Rooms should be free of clutter to allow for thorough inspection.
Launder bedding separately from other items.
Launder all other items.
High heat in a dryer for over 20 minutes will kill bedbugs and eggs.
Vacuum carpeted areas thoroughly on a daily basis, seal and dispose of bag immediately.
Treated areas should not be entered for at least (4) hours after the treatment.
How To Avoid Bed Bed Bugs When Traveling…
When traveling bed bugs can be found anywhere. They have been steadily growing since 2000 due to increased human travel and an increased resilience to insecticides. Bedbug calls have increased by 81 % since 2000 according to the National Pest Management Association.
“They need to be where people are, so they’re on the move with people, and obviously as more and more people have increased their travel habits, bedbugs have certainly been able to tour the world,” said Missy Henriksen, a spokeswoman for the National Pest Management Association (July 2010, CNN published an article about the overwhelming increase in bedbug activity in the US).
Upon your return all clothing should be placed in the dryer for at least 20 minutes. All other items including luggage should be placed in black plastic bags and placed outside or in garage.
Back to School Bedbugs
Check out some great tips for bedbug proofing your home when it’s time to go back to school after summer vacations here.
Require blood meal
Can live 6 months or more without eating
Bed Bug Locations
Small crevices: mattress seams or bed frame joints
Fabric and wood
Hide near where you sleep (under mattress or along headboard)
Carpet edges, behind mirrors, inside smoke alarms
Bed Bug Info-graphic
Click here or below on the icon for an interactive info-graphic on bed bugs. Learn to identify bed bugs, bed bug bites and infections, and catch up on recent bed bug action in the news.