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Bed Bug Defense

Bed bug up close

“Don’t let the Bed Bugs bite” takes on very real meaning when these pests infiltrate your home. These pests hide during the day and come out at night to feed on you and your pets.

This pest has seen a huge resurgence in the past 25-30 years due to their capacity to attach as a hitchhiker to move from home to home, the change in treatment techniques, elimination of several types of pesticides and the misdiagnosis of the problem by physicians and the public at large.

These pests are prolific breeders with the female laying one to five eggs per day. And each bed bug can live for more than a year. The body heat from your exposed bare skin and the carbon dioxide emitted while you are sleeping is what attracts the bed bug to you. Their primary food source is YOUR BLOOD. The bite is painless, but many people are allergic to the saliva. Swelling and itchy redness may occur, but some humans develop a resistance showing no reaction to the bites at all.

Bed Bugs hide anywhere there is a seam, crease or crevice. They prefer wood and fabrics and will crawl distances inside your home for a meal.

Bed Bug Treatment

Treatment

A thorough inspection of your entire home is the first order of business. An inspection can be completed in less than an hour and will determine a proper treatment plan. Once an infestation is determined, there are two treatments available.

Liquid pesticide treatment is one option. This is best in cases where the bed bugs are isolated to one location.

Heat Remediation treatments are our most effective solution available and is the only treatment for bed bugs that we back with a guarantee. First, the property owner will be given a list that includes items to remove and instructions on how to prepare the rest of the home before your heat treatment can be completed. Next, the heat will be introduced to the property. The temperature in every room will be raised between 120 and 160 degrees. Once that temperature range has been established, the remaining furniture and belongings will be turned over or moved to expose any potential harborages, allowing the heat to kill all bed bugs present. This treatment usually takes between five and seven hours.

Once the treatment is complete, you will have instructions on how to proceed to protect your belongings and get back into your home or office space. A follow-up inspection is required for this treatment. Leaving even one bed bug can result in re-infestation.

About Us

HomeMasters Pest Control is North Carolina’s premiere pest control company. We have three convenient locations to serve you in Smithfield, Greenville and Wilmington. Call us today!

Contact Information
HomeMasters Pest Control
Smithfield Office
1260 W. Market St.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Wilmington Office
603 S. 9th St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Greenville Office
877-557-3787
Our Hours
  • Monday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.