Case Studies

Pests We Treat Case Studies: Bed Bug hiding on windowsill in Millstone, NJ

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Scott Dellett

Challenge

Bed bugs are true masters of stealth. They are tenacious, persistent bugs and once they infest a home, they do their best to hunker down and stay for the long-term. This means that any bed bug treatment must be comprehensive in scope. Every area of the home must be thoroughly inspected or a few sly bed bugs will be left behind, only to breed and re-infest your home. With bed bugs, getting most of them doesn’t cut it. To successfully resolve these infestations, you have to track all of them down, every room, every corner, every nook and cranny. When we inspect and treat for bed bugs, you we don’t leave a stone unturned, or in this home, a window sill.

Solution

This homeowner thought the infestation was limited to the master bedroom. That may well be the “main headquarters” of the infestation, but it’s our job to find all of the satellite locations. We found this bedbug was on window directly behind a sofa bed in another room. Wherever people sleep, rest, nap or stay still reading, watching TV, or playing video games is a potential bed bug source. Wherever the hosts go, these blood-suckers are sure to follow. Because this bed bug was found by the sofa bed, this area will be treated as well. We go into a bed bug infestation as a full-court press. We don’t give them any breathing space or any out. It’s the only way to make sure the infestation is completely resolved. For any homeowner, one infestation is more than enough. No one should have to relive this nightmare a second time.