Bed Bug Infestation Signs in New Jersey

If you woke up to find bites on your skin that weren't there before, bed bugs could be to blame. The first step in identifying a bed bug problem is to check your bed and the area around your bed for the bugs or their excrement. If you’re unsure of what to look for and need professional help, contact Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Somerset, & Middlesex County's expert bed bug exterminators at Cowleys Pest Services for help! 

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Signs of a bed bug infestation:

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Where do bed bugs come from?

Bed bugs have various ways of making their way into your home, often hitching rides in luggage, furniture, clothing, boxes, and other items brought into your space. Places like laundromats, dry cleaners, clothing stores, flea markets, and tag sales can also pose a risk. While the risk of bed bug exposure exists almost anywhere, certain places like hotels, movie theaters, schools, colleges, and hospitals are more common hotspots. Given their parasitic nature, bed bugs are adept at tagging along with hosts, inadvertently accompanying individuals with infestations as they move around, often hiding in purses, gym bags, and clothing.

Where do bed bugs hide?


Bed bugs' flat bodies allow them to effortlessly conceal themselves in small cracks and crevices, particularly favoring hiding spots like mattresses, box springs, bedding, and furniture within your home. These areas provide easy access for them to bite you while you sleep. Furthermore, they can quickly spread from the bedroom to adjacent rooms. Clutter offers additional hiding places for these pests, complicating efforts to eradicate them effectively.

Bed bugs in college dorms

Bed bug infestations are prevalent in colleges across New Jersey and nationwide. These pests often hitch a ride on various items like luggage, furniture, clothing, and backpacks that students bring with them. College dormitories and off-campus apartments provide ideal environments for bed bugs to thrive. To address bed bug concerns at college, it's crucial to stay informed and implement preventive measures to safeguard yourself or your child.

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Stress and sleep problems caused by bed bugs


While bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases, their bites often result in itchy welts. Beyond the physical discomfort, dealing with a bed bug infestation can be emotionally taxing and stressful. Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are not attracted to dirty environments, and even upscale hotels and resorts can experience infestations.

The presence of bed bugs can trigger anxiety, stress, and insomnia. At Cowleys Pest Services, we understand the psychological toll that an infestation can take on a family. Our experienced professionals are equipped with the knowledge and tools to efficiently and safely eliminate bed bugs from your home, providing you with peace of mind.

Contact New Jersey's bed bug infestation expert today

It is important to contact a professional when faced with a bed bug infestation. Cowleys Pest Services offers proven bed bug control and treatment services in Edison, Somerset, Lakewood and surrounding areas in New Jersey. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation and cost estimate!

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