Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of. They spread unbelievably fast and are easily reintroduced into a home or business. Blackburn Pest Control can control your bed bug infestation. We know where they live, how they spread and most of all how to treat them. We can send one of our technicians to come out for an inspection. If you have us provide the treatment, the cost for the inspection will be deducted from your bed bug treatment.
Bed bugs range in size from about 1/6th of an inch to 1/8th of an inch. They are reddish-brown to brown and have a flat and ovular shaped body about the size of an apple seed. These unappealing critters feed exclusively on blood.

Bed bugs get their name from their favorite hangout, the bed. They also live in furniture, clothing and around warm spaces, like heaters. Because they favor warmth they also hide in electronics, making bed bug control all the harder. The best way to visually inspect for them on your own is to check the creases at the edge of your mattress for what looks like black pepper like in this picture.

Important Bed Bug Facts

  • Their small size makes visual inspection difficult
  • When eggs are undetectable and not found during bed bug control they will hatch and cause re-infestation
  • They spread around all areas of the house fast
  • When bed bugs reappear after treatment, there is no way to know if they were reintroduced by being carried home on a host or they were missed in a previous treatment
  • They are difficult to notice during the beginning stages of an infestation