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Bed Bugs

These little parasites were thought to be eradicated in the early 1940′s, but have made a comeback in the last decade.  These creatures feed on blood and can be a nuisance to humans and animals.   Their size makes them almost undetectable, but there bites are unmistakable.   Once an infestation is discovered it is paramount that you treat the affected area immediately.


Below are the steps you should take when preparing for a visit from Arrest-A-Pest Exterminators for Duplin County and Wayne County bed bug treatment.

1.Strip the bed or beds and launder all sheets, blankets, mattress pads, and pillowcases. You also want to have all of your fabrics and clothing laundered or dry-cleaned. The high heat will end up killing all of the bed bugs that infest it.

2.Remove everything from bedroom closets and place it in sealed plastic bags. It is a good idea to also remove everything from dressing tables, drawers, nightstands and put into a sealed plastic bag. This will prevent the bed bugs from being able to eat and they will starve to death as they cannot escape it. Ideally you should discard all shoeboxes, magazines, newspapers, cardboard boxes, and paper and plastic bags.

3.You should vacuum the floor, bedsprings, couches, mattresses, chairs, and closets of all of the rooms that are infested in your home. Vacuum the closet shelves, shoes, inside dresser drawers and bedside drawers. Vacuum bags should be sealed in a plastic bag and discarded immediately.

Arrest-A-Pest Exterminators offers bed bug removal services

There are a few important things to keep in mind when dealing with Wayne County and Duplin County bed bug infestations. You may be required to discard any ripped or torn materials from items that are infested heavily to prevent bed bugs from spreading. As part of our service program, we dismantle bed frames and other items. If the box spring is safe to keep the cheesecloth must still be removed for proper application and inspection.   Zipped mattress and zipped box spring encasements will be used. The mattress and box spring can be used again, but must stay in the encasements. Bed bugs are able to survive many days without food (blood) and the mattress and box spring must stay in these encasements for at least 30 days. Linens will be placed back over the encasements. Remember, when laundering materials, use a hot water and detergent cycle along with a hot dryer cycle.   In order for a location to be treated properly for bed bugs, the service technician must be able to access all of the areas that need treatment so a clutter free environment is necessary. The client should inspect the location for any pest activity before removing all bagged items. The client should also not remove or touch any of the monitoring or control devices placed by the technician. Clients are not allowed to perform booster insecticide treatments.   Arrest-A-Pest Exterminators is here to help you get rid of bed bugs and give you back peace of mind. Reach out to us today and see how we can help you stay bed bug free!