Bed bugs are apple seed-sized, reddish brown bugs that feed on human blood at night. Bed bugs are frequently brought home from airports, clothing stores, hotels, movie theaters and used furniture.
Once inside, bed bugs are typically found close to where you sleep. These blood sucking pests can hide in cracks the thickness of a credit card. We frequently find bed bugs in baseboards, bed frames, box springs, cabinets, furniture, head boards, mattresses, night stands, picture frames - even behind electrical plate covers! No diseases have been spread by bed bugs, but they do cause discomfort and many sleepless nights.
Bed bugs were once eliminated completely in the United States. Unfortunately, bed bugs have made a comeback over the last ten years. The bed bug resurgence is blamed on the increased international travel allowing bed bugs to travel from countries that do not combat bed bugs. Additionally, bed bugs have developed resistance to traditional pesticide applications. This resistance has made establishing control more difficult.
How do you know if you have bed bugs? Only a certified pest control professional can determine the full extent of your bed bug infestation, but there are common signs that indicate a bed bug presence. Finding live, adult bed bugs, bed bug bites, blood spots on sheets or bed bug castings or droppings are signs of pest activity.
Finding live bed bugs is a sure sign that there are more in your home.
Clusters or rows of red, irritated bite sites. Commonly found on the back, insides of the arms, back of the legs and feet.
Small blood stains on your mattress or sheets.
Droppings, shed casings, shed skins and live bed bugs in the creases of furniture.
Thorough inspection is key to bed bug detection. All of our certified, state-licensed technicians have been trained in bed bug detection by our in-house Associate Certified Entomologist, one of twelve in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Don't wonder if you have bed bugs, find out for sure by contacting Patriot Pest Solutions for a FREE estimate on proven solutions to exterminate your bed bug infestation.
Bed bug dogs can quickly pinpoint exact where bed bugs are present. Studies by the University of Florida in August 2008 showed dogs trained to locate live bugs had an overall accuracy of 97%. After alerting to an area, our technicians will visually inspect to verify their findings.
We have three types of bed bug extermination methodologies available to you depending on your chemical sensitivity and price point.
100% bed bug extermination within days of a single non-toxic treatment.
Heat treatments immediately eliminate 100% of bed bugs in a single treatment.
Inexpensive, conventional treatments eliminate bed bugs in two treatments.
Is there an organic treatment for bed bugs? Aprehend is a revolutionary fungal biopesticide for the elimination and prevention of bed bugs. Aprehend is an effective, non-toxic microbial pesticide specifically designed to control bed bugs. Unlike chemical pesticides, our organic treatment is equally effective on both pesticide resistant bed bugs as well as non pesticide resistant bed bugs. Application of Aprehend after heat treatments will prevent new bed bug colonies from popping up for up to 3 months. We recommend quarterly treatment for muti-unit dwellings (apartments, condominiums, town homes) as well as hotels and motels to help prevent future infestations.
Did you know that heat kills all stages of bed bugs? Bed bug heat remediation treatments are an efficient and cost effective way to completely eradicate bed bug infestations without the use of pesticides. Heat treatments take only one day and leaves no odor or toxic residues behind, making heat the ideal choice for the extermination of bed bugs in both residential and commercial settings. Bed bug heat treatments penetrate walls and permeates every square inch of an infested room, ensuring that it is clean and clear of bed bugs.
Looking for an inexpensive alternative to bed bug heat treatment? Conventional bed bug treatments rely on a combination of intense inspection, sanitation, steam treatment, mattress encasements, furniture isolators and residual pesticides. This treatment method has shown a very high rate of success eliminating bed bugs within apartments, homes and hotels.
Stop worrying about the bed bugs lurking underneath your bed. Patriot Pest Solution's state-licensed, certified exterminators regularly eliminate bed bugs from residential homes, apartments, condominiums, row homes and town houses.
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We called a Patriot Pest Solutions when we discovered a bed bug infestation in our home and they were simply excellent from beginning to end. We called and spoke with Lynda and she was great on the phone, very knowledgeable and she really helped calm my wife down after the initial shock of discovering bed bugs in our home. The same morning, within about an hour or two after calling, we had James come out for the initial inspection, he was extremely knowledgeable, he quickly assessed the situation and came up with a plan for service. He also let us know what we should and, just as important, should not do in the time prior to service. Finally, Kevin was the service pro that came out to do the heat treatment in the upstairs of our home. He was excellent as well, showed up on time, setup quickly and completed the job thoroughly and effectively. Most importantly, the treatment worked and we no longer have bugs in our home! Now bed bugs are not cheap to get rid of, but Patriot's pricing was very reasonable considering the nature and severity of the problem and these guys are worth every penny in my opinion. I am not the type to post reviews online, I think this might be the first time I have ever done it, but these guys are that good at what they do and deserve some recognition. If you have a bed bug problem, call Patriot Pest Solutions, they are excellent.
Appreciate thorough inspection and honesty is saying he didn't find anything and house didn't need treatment for bed bugs.
Even though I had bed bug bites I didn't bring them home with me! Dave was very honest in telling me that there was no need to treat, when he could have said nothing and just had me pay for the treatment. He very completely inspected and the inspection was at no cost to me. I appreciated the quick response of the Patriot Pest Solutions team to have my home inspected quickly and their honesty when treatment was not needed.
We called in a panic because we thought we found bed bugs. James was over pretty quickly and talked us off the ledge even before he did the inspection! We were so happy to discover that it was carpet beetles instead! Thankful for his expertise and direction! Hoping we don’t have any more pest problems but if we do it’s good to know we know an honest skilled company to call! Will definitely refer others to them!
Extremely thorough and very informative. My son had been living in an apartment in Center City that became infested with bed bugs. Even though we were very cautious(washing all his clothes etc) he was terrified he may have brought them home. I called another exterminating company who came out and inspected. They found no sign of bed bugs but talked me into a "preventative" treatment for a couple of hundred dollars. Fortunately my son thought that was suspicious and my maintenance man gave me the name of Patriot Pest Solutions. They came out the next day and did a thorough inspection and found nothing. But the best part was they explained all about bed bugs.... where they start, how they multiply, where they move to once there is an infestation etc. They also said that a "preventative" treatment was a waste of money. I was really happy that I called them and would not hesitate to call them again for any pest problem.
Kim answered my call and was very polite and helpful in setting up a prompt appointment. Chad gave me an assessment of my bat situation, and gave easy suggestions on how to chase it away. He even gave me suggestions on how to keep bed bugs from following me home from a trip. I would definitely recommend them.
Bed bugs present a huge liability and require a professional company with a proven bed bug treatment process to provide solutions to eradicate bed bugs. Many companies do not possess the knowledge or skills to treat a bed bug problem. We know what it takes to find and eliminate bed bugs.
With over 50 years of experience, you can rest assure that Patriot Pest Solutions can eradicate any pest problem you may have in your residence or commercial property. Our family-owned business offers the best wildlife and pest preventative and removal solutions. We pride ourselves on being a results oriented business offering 100% pest control guarantee.