Bed Bugs

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The presence of bed bugs in American homes is undoubtedly increasing, as 97% of all pest professionals have been called on to treat them within the last year.

Bed bugs are pests attracted to warmth, blood, and carbon dioxide. They are nocturnal insects, hiding away in the folds of the mattress, box spring, and other hidden locations, waiting for you to settle in for a good night’s rest… or so you thought. Bed bugs will typically come out of hiding to feed in the late night and/or early morning hours. People cannot feel the biting occurring, but will typically wake up to bite marks that are generally painless at first, but later turning into itchy welts. Where do bed bugs hide? The short answer: ANYWHERE. Some of the most common bed bug hiding places include, but are not limited to:

  • Mattress
  • Box springs
  • Bed Frame
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Suitcases
  • Baseboards
  • Electrical outlets near the bed
  • Backpacks

Because there are so many areas where bed bugs can live and travel, the process for eliminating an infestation can be extensive, thus requiring intense preparation. Fortunately, Griggs & Browne’s team of experts is here to help you make it through such a perilous situation. Bed bugs are common for families living in all different types of areas, whether it is a single-family house, townhouse, condo, or even an apartment complex. Bed bugs do not discriminate, so if there is a situation that needs to be handled, you can rest easy knowing that Griggs & Browne is on the case.

How extensive are bed bug treatments?

Given their elusiveness and preferred living conditions, it is possible for bed bugs to settle almost anywhere in a structure once the area has been invaded. Because of this, the process for treating bed bugs is extensive, thorough, and often time-consuming. Customers must follow a step by step preparation list in order to ensure thorough treatment. While the entire process from start to finish is widely considered time-consuming, most of the work will come during the preparation phase, not the treatment phase. This means our technicians will be in and out of your home in a matter of hours.

Although bed bug services at Griggs & Browne are not part of our maintenance plans, our technicians are flexible enough to tackle the problem almost immediately, should it arise. If you or someone you know is currently dealing with what they believe to be a bed bug infestation, call Griggs & Browne today for next day service.

To learn more about how Griggs & Browne treat pests in the greater New England area, please call us at 800-244-1012 (Abington, MA), 800-339-2212 (Cape Cod, MA), 800-962-3296 (Connecticut), or 800-924-8886 (Rhode Island).

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