Bed bugs can be controlled by your Broken Arrow exterminator. Bed bugs are a parasitic insect that feeds off the blood of humans. They hide in our bed sheets and mattresses and wait for us to fall asleep when we are most susceptible. Here they crawl all over us and suck the blood from our veins in attempt to survive, and to continue their reproductive processes. These insects can steal your hard earned rest and a good nights sleep. So in this article, let us take a good hard, look at bed bugs, their life cycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from these biting insects.


While the sight of a bed bug infestation is no laughing matter, the good news is that these insects actually do not spread any form of disease that we know of. The process by which they bite uses a special kind of mouth parts, known as sucking mouth parts. They have a long syringe like tube that they can inject into the skin and draw blood from your veins. When they do this, they start sucking before they enter your skin and continue the process all the way until they remove their mouth parts from your skin. This means that there’s never an opportunity for any form of fluid to go back into your skin or bloodstream. Today doctors have not found any diseases that have been spread by the bite of a bed bug.

But just because bed bugs don’t spread disease doesn’t mean that they can’t be a horrible problem and a situation that removes your quality of life. Just the thought of having insects in your bed, sharing them with you, biting you while you’re asleep and the most vulnerable can be mentally traumatizing. The emotional and mental stress caused by these insects is immeasurable for many people. No one should have to survive with these kinds of infestation’s in their home. That’s why you need to contact a Broken Arrow exterminator for help if you’re having issues with bed bugs.


There are many signs to know whether or not you’ve been infested by bed bugs. Many people start by noticing the bites on their skin. While these bites are not conclusive, they can start you down the path of seeing what in the world is biting you while you sleep. The reason they’re not conclusive is because everyone responds to bed bug bites a little bit differently. Some people get a small raised bump that itches much like a mosquito bite. Other people break out in large rashes. And some people are not affected at all. Because of the variation of different responses, it’s impossible to know whether or not a bed bug is biting you just by the bites alone.

If you’re thinking that you may have bed bugs, then it’s time to do an inspection on your bed. Pull back all the sheets and covers and take a good hard look at the mattress. Inspect the mattress seams. Look to see if you can find these insects. Bed bugs are a small orangish brown insect. It’s about the size and shape of an apple seed when they get to full adulthood. They lay eggs that are small, yellowish white and long much like a piece of small rice. 

Often they will molt and leave skins behind as well. Whenever they bite, they will leave a small red spot on the mattress and also will defecate not long after, leaving a small black spot. So if you’re seeing any of these in the mattress seams or on any of the sheets or anywhere on your bed than you are probably having a problem with bed bugs. It’s time to contact a Tulsa exterminator to get rid of these insects.


In today’s world, we can find over-the-counter treatments for many different issues. Bed bugs are no exception. In many cases, when we see the bed bugs, there are multiple things that you can do to treat them. One of the difficult problems with dealing with bed bugs is the fact that they can adapt to different kinds of pesticides quite quickly. In fact, during the 90s, a family of pesticides was used extensively against bed bugs. This family of pesticide is known as pyrethrins. Pyrethrins are naturally found pesticides found in chrysanthemum plants. Because they were used so extensively against bed bugs back in the 90s, they’ve grown an immunity to them, making them obsolete. Almost all the over the counter pesticides you can buy for bed bugs are pyrethrins. These hardware bed bug treatments are very safe but unfortunately extremely ineffective against bed bugs.

There are many different kinds of dust that you can buy over the counter as well. Diatomaceous earth, and other things can be used against these insects. While they can be somewhat effective if used properly in conjunction with other means, in most cases people put way too much of it down. If you can see this dust after you’ve applied it then you have applied way too much. It’s much like if you were walking in a snow storm and saw a huge drift of snow. You’re not going to walk through the drift you would walk around. These insects will do the same thing if they see large amounts of dust anywhere. That’s why it’s important that you contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with bed bugs because they have the right solutions.


If you’re having issues with their bed bugs or any other parasites, then it’s time to call in a Broken Arrow exterminator that can help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to bed bugs or any other blood feeders. Check out our Video Reviews! We service the greater Tulsa area including Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks, and so much more. Call today for free estimate. We’re here to help!

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