Bed bugs were once for a short time, eradicated in the United States. With an increase in international travel, however, and a growing resistance to pesticides, bed bugs have made a full resurgence over the last twenty years. It is no longer uncommon to find bed bugs around Baltimore.
It is a common misconception that bed bugs are related to uncleanliness. The truth is bed bugs are prolific hitchhikers and excellent travelers. They often infest cargo holding areas like the trunk of a taxi, a luggage compartment, or a hotel closet. Bed bugs prefer dark, tight spaces, and have even been known to infest seats in movie theaters. All they need to survive is a dark space and a source of blood nearby. They can also travel on clothing, in the seams of furniture, and in bedding. They are very difficult to get rid of because they multiply quickly and can hide in any small space imaginable.
The key to effectively removing a bed bug infestation is early detection. If you think you might have a bed bug infestation, check your mattresses, furniture, and bedding for the following signs:
At-home, over-the-counter treatments for bed bugs are very unreliable. Many DIY treatments do not kill eggs or treat the source of the infestation. The source of the infestation may be in an area that you didn’t consider. It’s nearly a guarantee that you will waste a lot of time, money, and energy, and incur a lot of frustration if you attempt to treat bed bugs by yourself. You may even see the problem escalate during the time you try to treat it on your own.
It is important to note that even with professional intervention, it may take a few treatments to gain control over bed bugs, depending on the severity of the infestation. Bed bugs have a multi-stage life cycle and treatment will require reaching every stage of that life cycle to be effective.
On The Fly offers the most effective forms of bed bug control on the market. Before any bed bug service, our friendly state licensed technicians will perform a thorough inspection to identify the scope of the infestation. Once that is determined, we will recommend a customized treatment plan for your needs and budget.
All bed bug treatments come with their own pre-treatment checklist to help customers prepare their homes. Our friendly technicians are happy to answer all of your questions about any of our bed bug treatments.
We employ trained, licensed and trustworthy technicians. We use internationally accepted, environmentally-friendly and low-risk products. With over a decade in the pest control field, we have earned a name for quality pest control service all across Baltimore county.
Our technicians are trained and licensed in product application. We also provide recurring training sessions in order to keep our technicians up to date with the latest pest control treatments.
On The Fly is a great pest control solution partner. We've used them for more than several years now and they are great. Both houses we have been at have reduced pest presence. Their customer service is very good and we've always been impressed with the folks that come out to service the home.