Bed Bug Control Services In Washington DC
Miche Pest Control is a family owned and operated pest control company that provides high quality residential and commercial bed bug control services in Washington DC and the surrounding areas. Our expert bed bug exterminators get rid of bed bugs from homes and businesses fast, and use preventative treatments to keep the bed bugs from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - contact us today!
Bit By Bed Bugs?
If you're wake up with what you suspect are bed bug bites, there are a number of possibilities as to what can be going on. Everybody's body reacts differently when they get bit by bed bugs, so it's hard to know exactly what is going on, unless you can positively identify the presence of bed bugs. That is why we recommend starting with an inspection to determine whether or not you have bed bugs in your home or business in Washington DC. Contact us today to learn more, or to request your free inspection.
Bed Bugs in Washington DC
Washington DC averages over 20 million visitors per year. That means there are 20 million opportunities for bed bugs to be brought in, and 20 million opportunities for bed bugs to be taken out. Known for being hitchhikers, bed bugs are often transported with luggage and other belongings. Fortunately, hotels and motels have improved their bed bug detection training and methods since bed bugs made their resurgence in recent years, but the risk of accidentally transporting bed bugs and getting an infestation of bed bugs in your home or business is too great to ignore.
Get Rid Of Bed Bugs With Miche Pest Control
In recent years, it's come to light that bed bugs are becoming increasingly resistant to a lot of the DIY bed bug products on the market, and are becoming resistant to even a lot of the commonly used professional bed bug control products. That makes getting rid of bed bugs on your own tricky in the best of circumstances, but nearly impossible without the help of professionals like the team at Miche Pest Control. If you suspect that your home or business in Washington DC has an infestation of bed bugs, the best way to get started is to schedule a free inspection. To request your free inspection, contact Miche Pest Control today!
Checking For Bed Bugs
If you have a bed bug infestation, it is best to find it early, before the infestation becomes established or spreads. Treating a minor infestation, while an inconvenience, is far less costly and easier than treating the same infestation after it becomes more widespread.
However, low-level infestations are also much more challenging to find and correctly identify. Other insects, such as carpet beetles, can be easily mistaken for bed bugs. If you misidentify a bed bug infestation, it gives the bugs more time to spread to other areas of the house or hitchhike a ride to someone else's house to start a new infestation.
Bites on the skin are a poor indicator of a bed bug infestation. Bed bug bites can look like bites from other insects (such as mosquitoes or chiggers), rashes (such as eczema or fungal infections), or even hives. Some people do not react to bed bug bites at all.
A more accurate way to identify a possible infestation is to look for physical signs of bed bugs. When cleaning, changing bedding, or staying away from home, look for:
- Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed.
- Dark spots, which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would.
- Bed bug eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm), as well as pale yellow shed exoskeletons, that nymphs shed as they grow larger.
- Live bed bugs.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Adult bed bugs are reddish brown in color, wingless, and are about the size of an apple seed. Immature bed bugs can also be seen with the naked eye but they are smaller than adults, and translucent whitish-yellow in color. There are 5 immature or nymphal instar stages.
Bedbugs, or Bed Bugs?
The rule that most entomologists observe for spelling insect names is that when an insect name accurately identifies the order to which it belongs, it is spelled as two words. Following this rule, since bed bugs are true “bugs” in the insect order Hemiptera, it is more accurate to write bed bugs than it is to write bedbugs, though both are commonly accepted.
Bed Bug Sprays & Other DIY Bed Bug Killers: Do They Work?
All of those bed bug sprays you see at Home Depot and other home improvement stores aren't going to get rid of bed bugs entirely on their own. They will typically kill any bed bugs that come in direct contact with the spray, but the likelihood of a spray reaching all bed bugs (and especially their eggs) is very low.
Bed Bug Treatments Featuring Crossfire® and Aprehend®
CrossFire kills even pyrethroid-resistant bed bug strains at all life stages, including when they're eggs. With multiple modes of action and three active ingredients, CrossFire is ideal because it allows us to get bed bug control right the first time, saving you time and money. After removing visible bed bugs, we use CrossFire to eliminate the bed bugs that aren't initially exposed at the time of the first service.
A few days after your initial bed bug removal and treatment, we follow up with another treatment, using the non-toxic biopesticide Aprehend. Aprehend is sprayed strategically in narrow bands where bed bugs are known to walk; direct spray contact is not necessary. When bed bugs cross a surface that's been treated with Aprehend, they pick up and carry the Aprehend back to their hiding spot. Aprehend is easily transferred to other bed bugs, and each bed bug that comes into contact with Aprehend dies within two weeks. Aprehend remains effective for up to three months, so unlike solely chemical-based bed bug treatments, only one application of Aprehend is all that is needed to get rid of bed bugs. While slow-acting, the effective residual control and longevity of a treatment of Aprehend makes it the best long-term, residual control solution for bed bugs. Performing multiple treatments for bed bugs using first CrossFire, then Aprehend, allows for quick, effective control of a bed bug infestation, as well as long term, residual control to prevent bed bug from reinfesting after they've been eliminated. Aprehend is only available to licensed professionals; get your free quote by contacting us today!
Bed Bug Exterminator Near Me - Washington DC
Miche Pest Control provides professional pest control services, and as such, has bed bug exterminators on staff. We have multiple bed bug exterminating technicians living in and around Washington DC, so whether you're looking for bed bug services in or around DC, we have your back. Contact us today!
Bed Bug Removal In Washington DC
A bed bug control service from Miche Pest Control starts with bed bug removal. We use a portable vacuum with a HEPA filter to remove visible bed bug adults, nymphs, eggs, and exoskeletons. The best way to get rid of bed bugs for good is to physically remove them, which is why a thorough bed bug removal service is the very first thing we do as we get started getting rid of your bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are small and thin, and can fit into many small areas. It is important to remove the bed bugs you can first, to amplify the rest of the bed bug solutions that you plan on deploying. For professional bed bug control in DC from your local experts, contact us today!
Washington DC, formally known as the District of Columbia, more commonly known as DC, is the official capital of the United States of America. It is located on east side of the Potomac River, bordering Maryland and Virginia. The United States Congress held its first session there in 1800. The city was named after George Washington, a Founding Father and the first president of the United States. The federal district was named after Columbia, a female personification of our nation. As the seat of the US federal government and several international organizations, DC is an important world political capital. It is one of the most visited cities in the US, with over 24 million visitors in 2019.
The District of Columbia is not a part of any U.S. state. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River near the country's Atlantic Coast. The City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the national capital. In 1801, the land, formerly part of Maryland and Virginia (at the time including the settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria), officially became recognized as the federal district. In 1846, Congress returned to Virginia the portion of Washington DC that had been originally ceded by Virginia, including the cities of Alexandria and Arlington; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the district.
DC is divided into quadrants (NW, NE, SE, and SW), centered on the United States Capitol (aka the Capitol Building or Capitol Hill), with 8 wards, 37 Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and 127 named neighborhoods. It is the 20th-most populous city in the US. Commuters from the surrounding suburbs in Maryland and Northern Virginia raise the city's daytime population to more than one million during the workweek. Washington DC's metropolitan area is the country's sixth-largest metropolitan area, and includes portions of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
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