Bed Bug Prevention

Nobody wants to find out they have bed bugs in their home. But these little critters just aren’t going away and the problem is getting bigger and more pervasive, especially throughout Virginia. The bed bug, also known by its scientific name Cimex lectularius, is a parasitic insect that loves to feast on human blood. They thrive
in warm homes, particularly inside beds, bedding and between beds and walls. Although most active at night, they can be daytime feeders, but their unsuspecting hosts often don’t feel a thing right away.

It’s important to get these bugs out of your home as soon as detected, as they can pose health risks, such as rashes on the skin and allergies. ProTech Pest Control can help you rid your home of these pests. From inspection to treatment, we are the premiere provider of bed bug and other pest control services in the state. We also boast the only Certified K-9 Bed Bug Inspector in the entire area. We are happy to give free online quotes as part of our affordable, timely and quality services.

Preventing bed bugs is not as easy as you might think. There are a few things you can do to prevent the emergence of bed bugs, or at least be able to spot them easily. The best thing to prevent them is not to invite them into your home in the first place. This mean you should vacuum out suitcases after vacation, sealing and disposing of the bag afterwards. When at a hotel on vacation, don’t even settle into the room before checking the beds. Look behind the headboard, on the sheets, around the bed skirt and under the pillows for tiny blood spots, which is a sign a bed bug is taking up residence there.

In your home, you can’t escape them and those buggers are pretty hard to find and control. It’s best to call in the professionals for this job. At ProTech Pest Control, our technicians are trained to inspect the suspected area, thanks to the help of our trusted certified bed bug detecting dog. Once our professionals have determined there is indeed an infestation, they will provide advice on the best course of action. They will then provide treatment and make an appointment to return at a later date for follow-up to ensure your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.