BedBug Proof Your Life – Hotel Checklist- NJ Bed Bugs

 

 Nj bed Bugs Prevention and Tips

 

 

NJ Bed Bugs Make Terrible Souvenirs

We inspect, examine and Bed-Bugs-NJ Hotels places to checktreat homes and businesses to eradicate NJ Bed Bugs. Without going into too much detail, we will tell you that these are the pests that you absolutely do NOT want in your life. You cannot treat, kill or eliminate BB infestations by yourself. If there is a chance that they are already in your home, do not delay- call us.

 

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RESEARCH BEFORE YOU BOOK

The very FIRST STEP  is  to check to see if the resort, hotel, motel or bed and breakfast has been registered as a “hot spot” for infestation. Large well known resorts take preventative action, but are not always successful. It is hard to maintain a safe and clean environment when there is such a high turn over rate, so DO YOUR HOMEWORK before booking! How? There is a public website that allows users to enter their experiences and it is available for you to view for FREE. Go ahead and  check this website to determine whether the location has had reported sightings or infestations (and when). Keep in mind that it is good practice to follow the tips below, even if your location has not been reported.

TIPS FOR HANDLING YOUR LUGGAGE

  • Hang your clothes in the closet or the furthest area from the bed
  • Do NOT put your luggage on the bed or under the bed- EVER
  • Place your luggage or personal bag on folding racks or shelves – off the ground
  • NEVER unpack your luggage on the bed
  • Enclose your bags in plastic garbage bags (from home) after they have been emptied
  • Place any clothing that is placed in drawers inside a plastic sealed bag (zip locked gallon bags)

INSPECT THE ROOM

  • Begin by using clear plastic gloves, never inspect with bare hands
  • Peel back the bed sheets and inspect the mattress, starting at the seam(s)
  • If there are any tags or applications on the mattress, check in and around them
  • Search behind the headboard for black spots (smaller than a poppy seed)
  • If you discover spots, use a damp washcloth- if it smears, it’s probably BB fecal matter
  • Since they do not like light, check all dark and hidden area around the bed
  • Inspect for white spots (smaller than rice) along the mattress, these would be the eggs
  • Is there an odor? This could come in the form of a foul smell- such as raw beef or a musty aroma

PLACES TO CHECK

  • In, around or behind baseboard
  • Around windows and trim
  • Behind and inside electrical outlets
  • Inside telephone or cable switch plates
  • Around water drains, pipes or utility lines
  • Inside bed frames
  • Behind or attached to the head board
  • Underneath or inside of upholstered furniture
  • Inside of alarm clocks
  • In or around any peeling or loose wall hangings or wallpaper

 

 

 

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We suggest that you print this page, share or bookmark it for the future. NJ bed Bugs CAN be treated, but you can’t do it alone. If you have been in contact with these night crawlers, please click here to schedule a confidential NJ Pest Control inspection right away. Our NJ Pest Control extends to the following counties:

  • Ocean County
  • Monmouth County
  • Atlantic County
  • Middlesex County
  • Mercer County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How do I know if I have bed bugs? Identifier and Common Signs – NJ Bed Bugs

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Unfortunately NJ Bed Bugs do a spectacular job at hiding their true identity. This is especially true throughout the warmer months and times when we travel more frequently.  This brief article will share with you a few things that we think you need to know.

Allow us to begin with a powerful message that needs to be shared with you all. Because these irritating pests have been linked to shame and embarrassment, far too many homeowners attempt to treat and eradicate on their own, please know that this is a mistake. Many professionals have discovered that some forms of DIY treatments have aided in the SPREAD of them, more so than elimination.   Before going any further (if nothing else) we want our community to know that we maintain a trusted level of confidentiality when it comes to our services- especially with NJ Bed Bugs.

 

Why Are They Hard to Detect?

For starters, the time of year is usually a factor when it comes to noticing them. The first sign usually comes in the form of unexplained bites, therefore in the summer months – they can easily be masked. When we are faced with bites from mosquitoes, green heads, ticks, spiders and fleas- we tend to think of bed bugs LAST. This certainly aids in their undercover operation, however knowledge is power and we plan to gift you with a brief education on this subject.

 

What Do NJ Bed Bugs Look Like?

They are commonly discovered in the adult phase, which consists of a small oval shape, brown in color. Their body dimension can be completely flat or round and swollen with a reddish color after they have fed. If they have indulged in a large feed, the oval shape can actually elongate. Here are a few images of the feeding process:

 

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Because they can transform their shape, they are often confused with other insects. This image will help you to sort out some of these misconceptions.

 

 

 

 

 

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They are very tiny and often homeowners think that they can spot them easily, as they would a cockroach for example. To put this into perspective- here is a picture of the various stages compared to a penny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Do Their Bites Look Like?

Because these hideous creatures feed on us while we are asleep, we don’t always know it is happening. To make matters worse, they transmit a numbing agent after they attach, so we literally don’t feel a thing.  Because it is close to impossible to feel the bite, we have to look for the signs that they left behind. Here are a few things that we think you should be aware if:

  • Fleas bite around the ankle areas and leave a red spot in the center
  • Bed Bugs bite any areas exposed such as hands, legs, arms, neck, shoulders…
  • They tend to appear in a line or zigzag pattern whereas fleas bite in random spots with no order
  • You can see a flea on your skin biting sometimes, chances are -you won’t catch a bedbug

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Everyone has different sensitivities (like mosquitoes) and therefore the reaction can vary from hardly noticeable to severe. Many people will initially think they have some sort of reaction or rash, as the cluster of bites can appear in the form of tiny blisters. We have attached a few images of what the bites can look like:

 

 

Here is the bottom line, if you suspect NJ bed bugs – please call or email us. As top rated professionals in this field, we have expanded our services to include both residential and commercial properties in Monmouth, Mercer, Ocean, or Atlantic County areas.  Don’t leave any doubt and let the infestation multiple, allow us the opportunity to conduct an inspection and prepare the appropriate course of treatment.

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NJ Bed Bugs – 5 Myths Everyone Should Know

 

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Here are 5 of the most common misconceptions about NJ Bed Bugs

Myth Buster #1

Because of their name, many think that these pests only live in the mattress- this is untrue. NJ bed bugs can live in any crack or crevice such as inside outlets, lamps, bedside tables or in the frame of the bed itself.

 

Myth Buster #2

Because the majority of us are awake during the day and sleep at night, they tend to feed when we are sleeping. It is because of this reason that many people think they exclusively feed at night. This assumption would be considered a partial truth. The fact of the matter is, these are smart bugs and they don’t feed at night- they feed when you are sleeping. If you work the night shift and sleep during the day, they will change their schedule to present themselves during your hours of slumber.

 

Myth Buster #3

Treating the mattress and linens with heat therapy will kill NJ Bed Bugs- this is a very common myth. There have been theories that exposing the mattress and linens to heat up to 130 degrees will kill off the bugs and any eggs left behind. Although they will die in extreme temperatures, it generally does not take care of the infestation entirely. The home should be treated and/or evaluated or else the costly heat treatment is useless. As we mentioned earlier, they do not just live in the mattress.

 

 Myth Buster #4

The general population is ashamed to admit they have bed bugs in their home because they are associated with unsanitary conditions. The real truth is, these pests do not discriminate- they will choose and thrive within any home under any conditions. Cleanliness has absolutely nothing to do with bed bug infestation. They will live in a clean home as comfortably as they will thrive in a dirty one.

 

Myth Buster #5

Often we hear the association between lice and bedbugs, but they are very different. For instance, lice live on the body and stay close to the warmest parts, such as the head. Bed bugs do not like heat and are transmitted through luggage, backpacks, purses and shoes. If you check into a hotel with bedbugs, there is a good chance that at least one will attach to a personal belonging and make it to your home.

 

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The truth is: These pests have been alive and well since the 1940’s. Although America has experienced a brief moment in time thinking that they were completely eliminated (in the 50’s), they came back three-fold in the mid 1990’s. With the increase in families visiting hotels and other destinations, we have seen “a comeback” of great proportions. As they have mutated and become resistant to pesticides that once killed them, it has never been more important than now to contact a NJ bedbug professional to rid of them completely.

 

If you believe that you may have NJ bed bugs living in your home and are in need of a professional evaluation by Above All Termite and Pest Control, please contact us. Click here to submit your information and we will be honored to help you rid of this troublesome situation. Please know that we are compassionate professionals and will respect your privacy by keeping all treatments anonymous.