Bed bug infestations are exploding throughout New Jersey and Tri-State area. You can get rid of bed bugs, but they are a difficult pest to control for a variety of reasons. For most infestations, a professional exterminator that utilizes the proper treatment techniques and products is needed to get them out of your home. Understanding a few basics about bed bugs will assist in helping you to get them out of your home and reduce the chances of having them brought back into the home.
Bed bugs are often referred to as hitchhikers. They hitchhike on old furniture, luggage, clothes, boxes and other items that are brought into the home. Since they are so small, replicate quickly (a female lays 5-7 eggs per day) and hide in a variety of areas they often go undetected until a sizable population is established. Bed bugs bite and suck blood from humans. They are most active at night and normally bite uncovered areas of the body (arms, neck, legs and face).