Category Archives: Pest Control

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

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.