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Are bed bug bites dangerous?

Have you recently woken up covered in bed bug bites?

Curious if those itchy red bites are dangerous or post a health risk?

The answer is no, but that doesn’t mean a bed bug bite couldn’t fester into something worse.  Due to the intense itching associated with bed bug bites, it is possible you could create an infection, which would require a visit to the doctor.  Most bed bug bites can be treated with any over the counter antipruritic topical cream or ointment.  Combined with daily cleaning and application of your anti-itch cream, your bed bug bites should be gone within a couple of weeks. The important thing is to resist the urge to itch!  That’s how infections are created, and if you already have a compromised immune system, are elderly, or extremely sensitive to bug bites, itching will only prolong the misery.  So to reiterate, bed bugs aren’t dangerous, they’re just really, really, gross!

So call the experts at Bye Bye Bed Bug if you’ve woken up with bed bug bites.

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Breakdown of bed bug resistance to chemical treatments & pesticides.

As we’ve been preaching for years now, the over use of chemical treatments for the past few decades have not only subjected your family and pets to dangerous pesticides, but they’ve helped create a “super” bed bug.  These new bread of bed bugs, that have made a resurgence since almost full eradication in the 1950’s, are able to shake off a majority of the pesticides that commercial exterminators currently use.  As we’ve said all along, using a heat based eradication method is the only way to go when combatting a bed bug infestation, because there’s no such thing as a heat resistant bed bug.

Chemical Treatments for bed bugs no longer work and are dangerous!

So if you find yourself covered in bed bug bites each morning, or have come across some of there skins or droppings, please contact the pro’s over at Bye Bye Bed Bugs.  Providing Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Clairemont, Mission Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, North County, and greater San Diego area with heat based bed bug extermination services.

Check out this article about the recent immunity bed bugs have built up against traditional chemical or pesticide treatment methods.

What do bed bug droppings look like?

What do bed bug droppings look like?

Bed bugs have had a resurgence in recent years and combatting them has become a strenuous effort.  For years bed bug exterminators relied heavily on chemical based bed bug eradication, but that only added to the problem because it allowed bed bugs to build up a resistance or immunity to most chemical treatments.  Our San Diego bed bug extermination company applies a heat based bed bug eradication method that is guaranteed to work on the first application.  Although bed bugs have build up a resistance to pesticides, there’s no such thing as a heat resistant bed bug.

If you fear that you’re bed has been taken over by a bed bug infestation, there are a few steps you can take to verify a bed bug problem exists and just how bad the infestation may be.  First inspect your mattress, bed frame, and adjacent furniture like night stands, etc, for any bed bug skins that may have been shed during their molting process.  These skins look just like a bed bug, but obviously skins have a transparent appearance to them.   Also, look for any blood stains from gorged bed bugs or bugs that have been crushed during their feeding.

What do bed bug droppings look like?

One of the most common signs of a bed bug infestation are the dropping they leave behind that are rust colored because their poop is your digested blood.  These tiny red or rust colored dots can be found in small clusters on your bedding or mattress.  When checking your mattress, make sure you look for bed bug droppings in the corners of your mattress as well as the creases of your mattress.  Make sure you also inspect your box spring, because bed bugs love a dark place where they can’t be disturbed and will often times stake out a place in the box springs.

If you’ve recently woken up with small bites on your body, have found shed bed bug skins, bed bug droppings, or actual live bed bugs, please contact Bye Bye Bed Bugs today!  Our local San Diego based extermination company will arrange an inspection of your home and provide you with a detailed eradication process we can provide.  It doesn’t matter where in San Diego County you live, either!  Over the past decade, our bed bug extermination company has serviced homes, condos, apartments, and hotels in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Clairemont, Mission Valley, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Rancho Bernardo, and elsewhere in the greater San Diego area.

Contact San Diego’s #1 Heat Based Bed Bug Extermination Company Today!

What do bed bug skins look like?

What do bed bug skins look like?

Bed Bug Skins, a sure sign you have an infestation.

Bed bugs get their names because they’re often found in close proximity to their food source, you!  Although they’re a pain to find, there are a few steps you can take to verify if you have a current infestation on your hands.  Make sure you inspect your bed and bedding for any bed bug droppings, dark blood stains, or shed bed bug skins, which are shed after a complete blood feeding during each of the 5 stages of their life.

What does a bed bug skin look like?

Shed during the molting process, bed bug skins look pretty much like a real bed bug, but these molted exoskeleton’s have a more transparent or lighter colored look to them.  Bed bug shed their skins during each of their 5 immature stages, therefore making it difficult to spot a bed bug infestation in its early stages due to a dominance of mature bed bugs.  Once the mating process takes place and newly hatched bed bugs go through each of their 5 stages of life, bed bug skins will be easier to spot.  These shed skins also don’t decompose at the same rate, resulting in a build up of bed bug skins.  Yuck!!!

If you’ve come across some bed bug skins, blood stains, or live bed bugs in your Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, or San Diego home, please contact the bed bug extermination professionals at Bye Bye Bed Bugs.  Known as the leading HEAT based bed bug exterminators in San Diego County, Bye Bye Bed Bugs will assess your home and present a customized bed bug extermination.

So please don’t hesitate to contact Bye Bye Bed Bugs Today and say “good night” to bed bugs for good!!!

Increase in chemical resistant bed bugs

Due to the over use of chemical based bed bug eradication methods, bed bugs have built up a strong immunity to the current chemical extermination methods being used.  Bye Bye Bed Bugs, San Diego County and Southern California’s highest hated bed bug extermination company, strongly recommends having the job done correctly the first time by using our heat based eradication process which is guaranteed to work.  While bed bugs may have build up a resistance to most pesisticeds, there is no such thing as a heat resistant bed bug.  Don’t subject your family and pets to harmful treatments that won’t work.  Contact Bye Bye Bed Bugs Today!

Check out this recent story about bed bugs increasing resistance

Southern California RV Camping Season Almost Here

Southern California RV Camping Season Almost Here

With summer right around the corner, I’m sure many of you have scheduled a camping trip at some point.  Camping is always a great experience with your family, kids, and friends, and there are many services out there that make camping easier and cheaper for us.  One popular service is the rental RV’s that can be delivered to the campsite and picked up when you’re done.  While a very convenient service, it’s also a possible to pick up bed bugs from one of these RV rentals.  Most of these companies conduct a top to bottom cleaning and sanitizing of the vehicles, but just like a hotel room, bed bugs can go unnoticed if things get busy and some of the cleaning lapses a bit.

So make sure you inspect your rental RV before you use it!

Look around all the sleeping areas for the signs of a bed bug infestation like droppings, shed skins, blood stains, or bed bugs themselves.  Camping in our Southern California State or National Parks is supposed to be an enjoyable occasion with our loved ones.  Nothing like a bed bug infestation and a bunch of itchy red bumps to ruin a nice camping trip.

Are you covered in bed bug bites?

Are you covered in bed bug bites?

Bed Bug Bites

Have you noticed one morning that you have small, itchy insect bites all over your body?  Although they could be from a number of things, like fleas or mosquitos, most likely they’re from a bed bug infested mattress or bed frame.  Upon noticing these bites, Bye Bye Bed Bugs, San Diego County’s leading heat based extermination company, recommends that you carefully inspect your bedding and mattresses for any rust colored stains caused by bed bug droppings or from crushed bud bugs.  You also need to look for any blood colored stains on your pajamas as well.  Also, make sure you check all the cracks and crevices of your mattress, bed frame, and surrounding furniture for any signs of bed bugs.

As mentioned, bed bug bites look a lot like other insect bites but they itch all the same.  The common signs of a bed bug bite are raised red welts, itching, or lines of multiple bites in a localized area. Trying to figure out exactly what bit you is pointless.  Just to be safe, you should conduct a careful inspection of your sleeping area for any signs of bed bugs like dead bed bugs, bed bug skins, bed bug droppings, or small blood stains from over indulged bed bugs.

One thing that sets a bed bug bite apart from the rest, is the natural anesthesia that it injects prior to feeding, so that their meal doesn’t get interrupted.  Like other insect bites, they only last for a couple of weeks and can be treated with most over the counter topical ointments commonly used for releasing other nagging mosquito, flea, or bed bug bites.

So if you’ve recently been the victim of a bed bug infestation in your Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, North County or San Diego home, please contact Bye Bye Bed Bugs ASAP so that a solid inspection can be done and a personalized extermination plan can be presented to you.  As the leading Bed Bug Exterminator in San Diego County, we have over a 90% approval rate of our heat based bed bug eradication process.  See the results for yourself.  Contact us Today!

Chemical Treatments Creating Chemical Resistant Bed Bugs

Chemical Treatments Creating Chemical Resistant Bed Bugs

Came across this story about the use of chemical treatments and how it’s creating chemical resistant bed bugs who have slowly built up an immunity to various over the counter insecticides.  Bye Bye Bed Bugs has been using a heat based treatment to eradicate residential and commercial buildings in Carlsbad, North County, and greater San Diego County.  Don’t help create a “super” bed bug by trying to DIY bed bug extermination with weak poisons that only add to the problem.

Bed Bug Property Management For San Diego County.

Bed Bug Property Management For San Diego County.

Bed Bug Property Management For Carlsbad, North County, San Diego County, Orange County, Riverside County, and greater Southern California Area.

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  • One day bed bug elimination turnaround on vacant and occupied residences.
  • Kills all bed bugs and eggs in hours, not weeks, with only 1 treatment.
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  • Tenants may keep mattresses and furniture if desired.
  • Optional canine detection post-treatment to certify bed bugs are gone.
  • Volume pricing available for established partners.
  • Bed bugs can easily move among different units in multifamily housing. Heat stops them immediately.