If you think you might have bed bugs in Maryland, Virginia or Washington D.C., you’re not alone.
Bed bugs are found in many environments including homes, apartments, condominiums, dormitories, motels and even cruise ships. They are flat, oval in shape and brown in color. As they feed, the bed bugs flat body expands and turns reddish in color. The adult is approximately the size of an apple seed and can live for more than a year without feeding. During the day, typical bed bugs in VA or other states hide behind baseboards and pictures, in bed frames, furniture, wallpaper, mattresses, blankets, pillows and sheets. Bed bugs tend to settle in close proximity to their food source — humans! They come out at night, attracted by the breath and body heat of their food source. Bed bugs in Washington DC or Maryland can spread from room to room, using clothing and other personal belongings to make their way. Bed bugs often leave itchy, bloody welts on the skin.
Bed bug infestations are on the rise across country and in particular the Washington, DC area. Factors like the proximity to other metropolitan cities like New York, occupational travel and our growing transient population have more than doubled reported cases in our area in the last year. Experts are predicting the number of occurrences will continue to increase in the coming years. If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation we recommend immediately taking action by laundering all bedding, vacuuming the suspected area and scheduling a professional inspection. Our inspectors can confirm an infestation, provide a treatment proposal and arrange to kill bed bugs in MD all in one visit. Bed bug elimination should always be left to a licensed pest control professional. Affordable Pest has the specialized knowledge and equipment to detect and eliminate any bed bug infestation. Call or click to schedule an inspection to kill bed bugs in Virginia or Washington DC today.