Bed Bug Treatment & Removal from Fischer Environmental

Serving Metro New Orleans for Over 60 Years

Do you suspect a bed bug problem in your New Orleans home or business? If so, don’t wait! Bed bugs can spread rapidly from room to room causing an infestation, and they can be difficult to accurately identify and remove.

Call Fischer Environmental today for a free estimate on bed bug treatment and removal anywhere in the metro New Orleans area. We’ll get rid of bed bugs – 100% Guaranteed!

Our Certified Bed Bug Technicians will give you a free inspection of your home or business and offer a customized bed bug treatment plan recommendation. It’s that easy!

Understanding Bed Bugs

The first step to get rid of bed bugs is to know a little more about them because they are often misidentified.

These small oval-shaped insects feed on the blood of humans and other animals. Their normal color is brown, but when they have just finished feeding, they take on a reddish tint because they are full of blood. While bed bugs are non-flying insects, they can move very quickly as they travel across a surface.

A female bed bug will lay hundreds of eggs in her lifetime and under the best of conditions, three or more generations can be produced in less than a year. With this rate of reproduction, a bedbug population can go from being just a few, to many thousands in a short period of time.

Bed bugs can enter the home in any number of ways. Commonly, they attach themselves to clothing, luggage or used bedding and travel with a person. Their small size makes them hard to detect and it gives them the ability to hide in small spaces. Unlike many insects, bed bugs do not nest, but instead, they live in their hiding places in groups.

Typically, mattresses, bed frames and box springs will be the initial point in the home where they will live. They will hide in these places during the day and then come out at night to feed on the blood of the people that are sleeping in the bed. Since they usually feed at night when the individual is sleeping, it can be some time before the person realizes that they have an infestation.

Sign and Symptoms

Since bed bug populations can grow quickly and they can easily spread to other parts of the home, it is best to detect the problem early and take care of a minor infestation before it becomes a widespread problem.

With bed bugs hiding most of the time and only coming out at night, you will need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a bed bug infestation. One of the first indicators can be the bites, but they are often mistaken for a rash or the bite of another insect. However, if you are commonly waking up with bites, then you may want to be on the lookout for additional signs.

Sighting the bed bugs can be a good sign, but as mentioned above, they do tend to hide during the day. In addition to that, reddish or rust colored stains on the bedding can be an indicator of an infestation.

Behaviors

The first thing to understand about the behavior and characteristics of bed bugs is that they are not a sign of unsanitary living conditions. Since they live off blood and not the waste of humans or other animals, they could exists in even the most immaculate of homes.

While beds and bedding tend to be a favored place for these insects to hide, they are not exclusive to these areas. They could hide in cracks in pieces of furniture, under baseboards, in walls or just about anywhere that they will have access to humans when they sleep.

Treatment Methods

For people that are experiencing problems with bed bugs, there are various bed bug treatment methods that can be applied. While some of them can be effective on their own, most situations will require a multifaceted approach to get rid of bed bugs.

Chemical treatment is the most effective option for bed bug removal, but there are some downsides to the treatment, like the fact that it requires a lengthy process and there may be a need to discard items from the home. In addition to chemical treatment, there are other methods that can work to complement the process. These additional options include steaming, freezing and extreme heat.

Contact Fischer for Help

Fischer Environmental offers solutions to get rid of bed bugs in metro New Orleans. Contact us to learn more about the bed bug removal treatments that we offer or to get free inspection. Our bed bug treatment service is 100% guaranteed!