Bed Bug Services in Long Beach & Beyond
Combating Bed Bug Issues in Los Angeles & Orange Counties
Bed bugs are parasites, which means if they are in your home, you are the meal. Unlike many of their pest friends, they are not known carriers of any dangerous disease or illness, but they are extremely annoying and irritating to your skin. Plus, they are very difficult to eliminate as they become entrenched in your bedroom furniture, fixtures, and bedding.
Bed bugs, as their name suggests, typically live in your bedding. Since humans are their preferred food source, they reside in the places where you rest. This means you can find bed bugs outside your bed, too! Bed bugs can infiltrate your sofas, recliners, or any cushioned resting place where you spend time relaxing. They will bite you on any exposed skin as you sleep, and while most people do not become ill from bed bug bites, those who are allergic can get quite a severe rash. Children are also susceptible to skin infections from scratching bed bug bites.
At Mecaf Termite & Pest Control, we prefer to use eco-friendly means of extermination because we understand that you don’t want harsh chemicals and toxic materials on your bedding or in the room where you sleep! Eliminating bed bugs is difficult because of their size and preferred dwelling space. This is why it’s very important to choose a pest control specialist with a clear plan for exterminating these invasive nuisances.
Call Mecaf Termite & Pest Control at (714) 583-9952 to schedule an appointment to get the bed bugs out of your home now!
Identifying Bed Bugs in Long Beach and Surrounding Areas
Bed bugs are sneaky! You often never see them, but you feel the pain they leave behind after they have bitten you. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the one common trait of all bed bugs is they love to eat your blood. They are typically brown and oval-shaped. Their body size is often determined by the size of their last meal. When they aren’t full, their bodies are typically very flat, which means they can fit in the most tightly secured places. The average bed bug is the size of an apple seed.
While bed bugs can be found in many locations, they like to remain in bed! Unfortunately, their name and preferred living space don’t mean they are lazy. The female of the species is a very active reproducer and can lay hundreds of eggs, which can attach to any number of objects in your home. They can even attach themselves to your clothing, so if you suspect you have bed bugs, we suggest you begin looking for them in your bedroom.
Look for brownish and black dots attached to any of the following:
- Box Springs
- Bed Frames
- Picture Frames
- Outlet Covers
- Switch Plates
Contact Mecaf Termite & Pest Control to schedule a bed bug inspection! We can help you get the bed bugs out of your home today.
Bed Bugs & Legal Issues in Los Angeles & Orange Counties
Bed bugs are a big deal in California. It’s important to tackle these menaces before they have completely infested every room of your property. Because bed bugs can attach to bedding and bedclothes, you can transport them from one space to another. In California, property owners must meet several responsibilities if they hope to rent their property. The laws in California are particularly strict for landlords, so it’s important you know your obligations regarding bed bugs laws in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
If you rent your property, you could face severe penalties for ignoring bed bug infestation notices. There has been an increase in bed bug litigation in California, and new laws have been enacted to protect tenants from bed bug infestations. Tenants must be provided with notification of bed bug infestation, and landlords cannot rent or show a property that has an ongoing infestation.
If you are a landlord and suspect your property has been infested with bed bugs, call in professionals to ensure you eliminate them completely.