Bed Bug Treatment and Inspection Services Near Milwaukee, WI
Safeway Pest Management Inc. provides residential and commercial pest control and management services for clients and homeowners near Milwaukee. We are dedicated to providing a range of professional pest services for our valued clients including bed bug treatment and inspections.
Safeway offers a one-time service program as well as several residential maintenance plan options including every other month, quarterly and seasonal service plans.Contact Safeway Pest Management today to inquire about any concerns you may have or to schedule an inspection.
Bed Bug Inspection
An inspection would be done by a trained and licensed pest specialist to find any possible infestations and identify the severity. Our team of trained and licensed pest control specialists have the knowledge to focus on key target areas and will complete a thorough and efficient bed bug inspection to determine the level of bed bug infestation as well as the best treatment option.
Bed Bug Identification
It is important to know how to identify bed bugs in the event your home has bed bug activity If you are able to identify bed bugs right away, you might be able to avoid spreading the infestation to other areas of your home which ultimately would result in a more severe and expensive problem and also prolong the treatment.
The bed bug, Cimex lectularius, generally ranges from 4mm to 6mm in size (0.16in to 0.24in). Red, brown or yellow are common colors to look for; and the body is flat with a rusty red color or even brown at times. Bed bugs have antennae and appear quite slender and segmented—and it’s important to know they are wingless.
Identifying signs of bed bugs may sometimes be easier than seeing the actual bugs themselves - keep a lookout for clusters or lines of itchy patches on the skin from bites. Bed bugs are crack and crevice creatures and prefer to harbor in these areas before and after a meal. Finding piles of shed bed bug skin is also a good way to identify an infestation. As bed bugs hatch and grow, they shed their exoskeletons and leave them in the bed. Although it can easily be mistaken for dust, the exoskeletons are a sure sign of a problem.
There are several signs to look for when identifying bed bugs as listed below:
¼-inch flat, rusty brown colored; or more elongated, dark purplish colored
Reddish blood stains or brown fecal stains
Lighter colored empty bed bug casings
Pearly white oval eggshells (about 1mm long)
Strong, musty odor
Red, itchy bites, bumps or marks on skin. However, bite reactions can differ from person to person.
Bed Bug Treatment Options
We offer a chemical treatment option for bed bugs, which is a long-term, effective treatment that includes an initial service and required follow-up treatments for as long as needed. Follow-up treatments are determined by the technician based on each unique situation and the severity of the problem.
Another option is heat treatment, which is a more effective way of eliminating the complete cycle of bed bugs since they are a type of heat-affected insect. Heat treatment typically resolves the issue in one single appointment rather than months of service.
Bed Bug Control & Prevention
In addition to bed bug inspection and treatment services, Safeway Pest Management provides bed bug control and preventative options for residents and commercial clients. Safeway has mattress and box spring encasements available for purchase that are designed to provide protection against bed bugs.
The available encasements have been thoroughly tested in order to effectively protect you from bed bug bites, dust mites and other allergens that could be found in your mattress including mold, mildew, pet dander and pollen.
Bed bug hitchhikers can commonly be acquired while traveling and can also be brought into a residence by way of used furniture. Taking precautions during travel, such as inspecting your room and luggage before bringing it inside upon returning home can aid in preventing bed bugs. For used furniture, make sure to carefully inspect before purchasing and bringing it into your home. Cleaning, vacuuming, changing sheets, and avoiding clutter can go a long way to prevent the spread of bed bugs.
Why Use Safeway Pest Management Near Milwaukee, WI?
Safeway Pest Management has been offering professional residential and commercial pest control and management services for clients near Milwaukee since 1956. We actively participate in the National Pest Management Association and the Wisconsin Pest Control Association. We’re proud to say we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and also belong to the Waukesha Alliance and Muskego and Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce.
Our team is up for any job big or small. With many years of experience under our belt, you can count on us to provide consistent and high quality service at reasonable rates. Not only do we take care of your pest problems but help advise and provide recommendations on preventative measures to give you peace of mind. Give us a call today at 262-679-4422 with any questions or to schedule an inspection.