If you think you’re having a problem with bed bugs, the best move to make is to contact your Tulsa exterminator to help you. Bed bugs are blood sucking insect that feeds upon us when we sleep. They hide in our mattresses and box frames, waiting for us for to fall asleep so they can draw blood from our veins. These insects survive on the blood of humans and go to their life cycle whenever they have contact with us. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at bed bugs, their life cycle and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect yourself against these insects.


So how do you know if you have bed bugs? You have to look for the signs. The first telltale sign that you will often see are small red and black dots. These insects will sneak out in the middle the night and use their mouth parts to draw blood from your veins, much like a needle. When they do often a little bit of blood will fall on the sheets or mattress. This will create small, red dots that are often seen, especially in the mattress seams. 

As the insects consume this blood, they will defecate. This leaves black spots often again in the mattress seams. These mattress seams are common places for bed bugs, because they feel safest there because they can hide between them. So you can also find these insects, their eggs, and shed exoskeletons in this place as well. If you’re having trouble finding these things than you may need to contact your Tulsa exterminator for inspection.


Once you determine whether or not, you have them, then it’s time to contact a Tulsa exterminator to get rid of them. We have special treatments that are very effective against these insects. The first of them is a heat treatment. They are very susceptible to excessive heat. If you can get them over the threshold of 120°F and they will die. Because of this there are treatments that use this heat in order to get rid of them. 

Chemical treatments are also good, but must be constantly rotated because these insects are very good at building up immunity against them. Lastly, you can also use biological treatments. Aprehend is a product that most Tulsa exterminators will use. It’s actually a spore of a fungus that’s a natural predator to these insects. It works great because they get the spore on them and then they go back to their hiding place and spread it around until it wipes out everyone in their little colony.

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

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