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Bed Bug Services

Bed bugs are far worse than any other pest infestation when it comes to our health,  comfort, and stress levels. These insects are typically visible and due to their saliva we can not feel the bites. The first sign is waking up with red, itchy welts on our skin. They multiply rapidly and it is important to address them as soon as possible.

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Bed Bug Services in Augusta, Maine

Bed Bugs have always been prevelant in the U.S. but have recently been on the rise in some areas. Factors that can lead to contracting bed bugs include shopping at thrift shops, buying used furniture, sharing clothing, sleeping in a different bed that is infested, and many other reasons. In larger cities crowded living conditions in certain apartment complexes and neighborhoods has added to the problem. Bed Bugs have the ability to hide in crevices and can go undetected for quite a while. In addition, bed bug eggs are tiny (smaller than a pinhead) and hard to detect. In a heavy infestation, they can be practically anywhere. For these reasons it is extremely important to contact us as soon as you notice a bed bug problem and not try to handle it by yourself- it can be a waste of time and poses a health risk if left untreated. 

Find us in the cities below:

 

  • Auburn
  • Augusta
  • Barters Island
  • Belgrade
  • Bath
  • Boothbay
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Bowdoinham
  • Bowdoin
  • Brunswick
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Portland
  • New Glouster
  • Falmouth
  • Freeport
  • and more…..

Bed Bug Description

Bed bugs are about a quarter of an inch in size when full grown, flat, brown, and have a rounded look. After they have had a blood meal they increase in size. 

These pests usually come out at night or in darkened areas. The pest’s small white eggs hatch into almost transparent nymphs that start feeding at the first opportunity and molt five times before becoming adults. Keeping a room cooler can be helpful as they thrive in 70-8o degree tempatures. Bed bugs can live up to a year without a meal and within that one year up to 3 generations are possible. Bed bugs can be found
 almost anywhere– in the seams of mattresses, in bed springs, in cracks of floorboards, behind peeling wallpaper, in couchesin picture frames, stuffed chairs, clothing and even the seams of curtains; wherever a dark crack or crevice might be. 

Bed bug bites can not be felt at the time of latch but cause itchy red welts to become present on the skin. They do not commonly carry disease but a bed bug infestation is unsanitary and not conducive to a healthy home enviroment. 

    Bed Bug Management

    It is very important to take certain precautions to prevent bed bug infestation. Keep in mind that hotels can be a cause of bringing home bed bugs so be sure to read reviews and check the sheets before staying. Bed bug infestations are extremely hard to control so it is always best to prevent. Some ways to prevent below:
    1. Vaccuming often can be a great way to prevent and rid bed bugs. Be sure to remove vaccum bag/clean out vaccum as it is possible for vaccums to be become infested as well. Check entire vaccum including attachments. 
    2. De-cluttering of items laying on the floor or ontop of furniture can help to eliminate hiding places (especially items stored under the bed).
    3. Laundering. Suspected infested clothing can be washed on the hot cycle and then put in the dryer at the high setting for 30 minutes. Other non-washable objects can be put in the dryer at high for 30 minutes.
    Again, be sure to contact us right away as it is always the best option to have a home professionally treated at the first sight of bed bugs. 

    What To Expect

    At Ants Plus Pest Control, our first priority is our clients satisfaction. We believe in honesty, integrity, and transparency. 

    • Fair & Affordable Pricing
    • Satisfaction Guarentee
    • No Contracts- Ever
    • Transparency & Communication

    Cockroaches

    Commonly live in dark, warm, and wet spaces like basements, sewers, drains, and pipes. Common in both residential & commercial properties.

    Carpenter Ants

    Nests in both moist and decaying wood as well as brand new wood structures.  Found in structures like chimmneys, windows, and doorframes.

    Ticks

    Pose a health risk for humans & pets. Commonly found outdoors. They tend to nest along trails and woodlines. 

    Rodents

    Common rodents found in homes include squirrels, chipmunks, mice, rats, and more.

    Bed Bugs

    Bed Bugs are commonly found is residential spaces but can also be found in hotels. They do not commonly spread disease however you will notice red itchy welts.

    Bug Identification

    Not sure what type of insect you are dealing with? We can help you with our bug identification services. 

    Hornets

    Commonly found nesting in trees, bushes, and the eaves and roofs of buildings. Hornet nests can be extremely alarming and dangerous especially if a family member is allergic. 

    Other Common Pests

    We like to identify a few of the most common pests on our website. However we are a full service pest control company meaning we will help you identify and service any rodent or insect- just give us a call.

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    Contact Information

    Please feel free to call or email us at anytime! We will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Call: (207) 319-8324
    Email: Antsplus@gmail.com
    393 Sutherland Pond Rd, Sabattus , ME 04280

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