WHAT ARE BED BUGS

Bed bugs are tiny, rust colored pests that feed on humans. As they progress through their lifecycle, bed bugs appear differently. Adult bed bugs are between 5-7 mm and about the size of an apple seed. Their bodies are long, flat, and oval-shaped if they haven’t fed recently or reddish-brown and rounder if recently fed. They have wings, but cannot fly, four-part antennas, and a three-segmented beak.

If you have a good sense of smell, you may notice an odor that is musty and sweet if bed bugs are nearby. You may think bed bugs are dangerous, but they are not known to spread disease or illness. They bite when they feed off of human hosts and are especially tough to get rid of when they infest homes. This is why they’re considered to be a serious pest for homeowners and business owners.

HOW CAN YOU PREVENT BED BUGS?

In some instances, this is easy to do if you know how to do it ahead of time. For example, after you travel, wash all your clothing and dry it on the high heat cycle in the dryer. You need to expose bed bugs to temperatures of 120 degrees for 20 minutes or more to kill them.

While staying in a hotel, it’s also important to keep your luggage and belongings elevated instead of sitting on furniture or the bed. Place luggage onto folding metal luggage racks or into the bath tub to avoid bed bugs. Luggage is one of the top carriers of bed bugs from a hotel back to your home. To learn more about bed bug prevention and tips you can try on your own.

HOW TO AVOID BRINGING HOME BED BUGS FROM VACATION?

In a survey by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), 75% of pest control professionals indicated that they have encountered infestations of bed bugs in hotels and motels. The NPMA recommends the following tips for bed bug prevention when traveling:

At hotels, pull back the sheets and inspect the mattress seams,  particularly at the corners, for  telltale stains or spots. If you see anything suspect, notify  management and change rooms/establishments  immediately.

Thoroughly inspect the entire room before unpacking, including behind the headboard and in sofas/chairs. If any pests are spotted, change rooms/ establishments  immediately.

If you do need to change rooms, be sure that you do not move to a room adjacent and/or directly above/below the suspected  infestation. Bed bugs can easily hitchhike via housekeeping carts, luggage and even through wall sockets. If the infestation is spreading, it typically does so in the  rooms closest to the origin.

Consider placing your suitcase in a plastic trash bag or protective cover during the duration of your trip to ensure that bed bugs cannot take up residence there prior to departure.

Bed bugs travel by hitching rides. After your trip, inspect your suitcases before bringing them into the house. Vacuum your suitcase thoroughly before storing away. Consider using a garment hand steamer to steam your luggage, which will kill any bed bugs or eggs that may have hitched a ride home. Wash all of your clothes, even those that have not been worn, in hot water to ensure that any bed bugs that may have made it that far are not placed into your drawers/closet.

SCHEDULE YOUR SERVICE

    HEAT TREATMENTS

    Seitz Bros. can eliminate all stages of bed bugs and render a property usable within only 12 hours! Rely on the top bed bug professionals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to get the problem fixed  quickly, below we describe how the service works and what you can expect.

    Our skilled and trained bed bug technicians use specialized equipment to elevate normal room temperature and adjust temperatures throughout the process to achieve mortality of all bed bugs in any stage, including the eggs.

    CONVENTIONAL TREATMENTS

    Our Conventional Bed Bug Treatment targets bed bug infestations with several products over a longer period of time. This treatment is a great option for those that are adverse to heat and would prefer recurring services. Several treatments take place over the course of a 4-6 week period based on the severity of the infestation. To learn more about our bed bug elimination plans.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Bed bug infestations spread when an individual comes into contact with bed bugs and unknowingly brings them somewhere else. They are
    transported as stowaways, hiding in luggage, couches, beds, pillows, or backpacks to name a few. Bed bugs cling to moving items like briefcases and can easily fall off, allowing them to relocate, spread, and breed. It’s also a common occurrence that bed bugs lay eggs on these items. As the host moves, they can fall off and hatch far away from where they originally came from. It’s important to remember that bed bugs can be
    anywhere.

    It doesn’t matter if your home is immaculate or if you have a cluttered apartment. Bed bugs do not discriminate. Residents that rent out their home in the Poconos are especially susceptible to bed bug infestations because of the high amount of guests coming in and out all season. If you think you have bed bugs or your renters inform you that they suspect bed bugs, call us as soon as possible for an inspection. Bed bugs can be bad for your business. A bed bug sighting leads to a poor customer experience which will likely result in bad reviews and a negative reputation.

    Bed bug infestations spread when an individual comes into contact with bed bugs and unknowingly brings them somewhere else. They are
    transported as stowaways, hiding in luggage, couches, beds, pillows, or backpacks to name a few. Bed bugs cling to moving items like briefcases and can easily fall off, allowing them to relocate, spread, and breed. It’s also a common occurrence that bed bugs lay eggs on these items. As the host moves, they can fall off and hatch far away from where they originally came from. It’s important to remember that bed bugs can be
    anywhere.

    It doesn’t matter if your home is immaculate or if you have a cluttered apartment. Bed bugs do not discriminate. Residents that rent out their home in the Poconos are especially susceptible to bed bug infestations because of the high amount of guests coming in and out all season. If you think you have bed bugs or your renters inform you that they suspect bed bugs, call us as soon as possible for an inspection. Bed bugs can be bad for your business. A bed bug sighting leads to a poor customer experience which will likely result in bad reviews and a negative reputation.

    Bed bug infestations spread when an individual comes into contact with bed bugs and unknowingly brings them somewhere else. They are
    transported as stowaways, hiding in luggage, couches, beds, pillows, or backpacks to name a few. Bed bugs cling to moving items like briefcases and can easily fall off, allowing them to relocate, spread, and breed. It’s also a common occurrence that bed bugs lay eggs on these items. As the host moves, they can fall off and hatch far away from where they originally came from. It’s important to remember that bed bugs can be
    anywhere.

    It doesn’t matter if your home is immaculate or if you have a cluttered apartment. Bed bugs do not discriminate. Residents that rent out their home in the Poconos are especially susceptible to bed bug infestations because of the high amount of guests coming in and out all season. If you think you have bed bugs or your renters inform you that they suspect bed bugs, call us as soon as possible for an inspection. Bed bugs can be bad for your business. A bed bug sighting leads to a poor customer experience which will likely result in bad reviews and a negative reputation.

    Bed bug infestations spread when an individual comes into contact with bed bugs and unknowingly brings them somewhere else. They are
    transported as stowaways, hiding in luggage, couches, beds, pillows, or backpacks to name a few. Bed bugs cling to moving items like briefcases and can easily fall off, allowing them to relocate, spread, and breed. It’s also a common occurrence that bed bugs lay eggs on these items. As the host moves, they can fall off and hatch far away from where they originally came from. It’s important to remember that bed bugs can be
    anywhere.

    It doesn’t matter if your home is immaculate or if you have a cluttered apartment. Bed bugs do not discriminate. Residents that rent out their home in the Poconos are especially susceptible to bed bug infestations because of the high amount of guests coming in and out all season. If you think you have bed bugs or your renters inform you that they suspect bed bugs, call us as soon as possible for an inspection. Bed bugs can be bad for your business. A bed bug sighting leads to a poor customer experience which will likely result in bad reviews and a negative reputation.

    Bed bug infestations spread when an individual comes into contact with bed bugs and unknowingly brings them somewhere else. They are
    transported as stowaways, hiding in luggage, couches, beds, pillows, or backpacks to name a few. Bed bugs cling to moving items like briefcases and can easily fall off, allowing them to relocate, spread, and breed. It’s also a common occurrence that bed bugs lay eggs on these items. As the host moves, they can fall off and hatch far away from where they originally came from. It’s important to remember that bed bugs can be
    anywhere.

    It doesn’t matter if your home is immaculate or if you have a cluttered apartment. Bed bugs do not discriminate. Residents that rent out their home in the Poconos are especially susceptible to bed bug infestations because of the high amount of guests coming in and out all season. If you think you have bed bugs or your renters inform you that they suspect bed bugs, call us as soon as possible for an inspection. Bed bugs can be bad for your business. A bed bug sighting leads to a poor customer experience which will likely result in bad reviews and a negative reputation.

    Bed bug infestations spread when an individual comes into contact with bed bugs and unknowingly brings them somewhere else. They are
    transported as stowaways, hiding in luggage, couches, beds, pillows, or backpacks to name a few. Bed bugs cling to moving items like briefcases and can easily fall off, allowing them to relocate, spread, and breed. It’s also a common occurrence that bed bugs lay eggs on these items. As the host moves, they can fall off and hatch far away from where they originally came from. It’s important to remember that bed bugs can be
    anywhere.

    It doesn’t matter if your home is immaculate or if you have a cluttered apartment. Bed bugs do not discriminate. Residents that rent out their home in the Poconos are especially susceptible to bed bug infestations because of the high amount of guests coming in and out all season. If you think you have bed bugs or your renters inform you that they suspect bed bugs, call us as soon as possible for an inspection. Bed bugs can be bad for your business. A bed bug sighting leads to a poor customer experience which will likely result in bad reviews and a negative reputation.

    Bed bug infestations spread when an individual comes into contact with bed bugs and unknowingly brings them somewhere else. They are
    transported as stowaways, hiding in luggage, couches, beds, pillows, or backpacks to name a few. Bed bugs cling to moving items like briefcases and can easily fall off, allowing them to relocate, spread, and breed. It’s also a common occurrence that bed bugs lay eggs on these items. As the host moves, they can fall off and hatch far away from where they originally came from. It’s important to remember that bed bugs can be
    anywhere.

    It doesn’t matter if your home is immaculate or if you have a cluttered apartment. Bed bugs do not discriminate. Residents that rent out their home in the Poconos are especially susceptible to bed bug infestations because of the high amount of guests coming in and out all season. If you think you have bed bugs or your renters inform you that they suspect bed bugs, call us as soon as possible for an inspection. Bed bugs can be bad for your business. A bed bug sighting leads to a poor customer experience which will likely result in bad reviews and a negative reputation.