Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs in Ohio

Are you or your family itchy or covered with bite marks? You may have an uninvited guest in your house. One that can sneak in through clothing, used furniture or luggage, and one that can multiply quickly and make sleeping a nightmare. 

Unity Property and Pest provides the most effective bed bug solutions to tackle bed bugs in Ohio. Experience has taught us that education is your best weapon against bed bugs. That education allows us to protect you and your family and bring back your peace of mind. Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are among the most affected by bed bugs nationally, and no two infestations are the same.

Over the years we’ve heard all the bed bug related questions: Are bed bugs red? Can bed bugs jump? What’s a bed bug’s life span? We at Unity Property and Pest are standing by to answer your questions and get your life back to normal. If you suspect you may have bed bugs in your home here is some helpful information to keep in mind.


How do you get
bed bugs?

It’s no secret – bed bugs in Ohio are a problematic and unwelcome household pest! These sneaky bloodsuckers are difficult to find in a home and can pose a health risk to you and your family. Unity Property and Pest is an experienced bed bug exterminator in Cleveland and Akron Ohio. One pregnant female bed bug can infest your home with over 300 adults and 1000 new eggs in just three months, so don’t waste time if you suspect and infestation. Call us today!

People used to think that your home must be dirty to get bed bugs, but that is not the truth. The reality is that all you need is come in contact with them. A popular way bed bugs can enter your home is traveling back with you in clothes or luggage from a recent hotel stay. Bringing home used mattresses or furniture can also be an open door to these parasites and so could having over friends or family to visit with bed bugs on their clothes.

Before you give up travel, start sleeping on the floor, or disinvite friends over, call Unity Property and Pest for a pest inspection, and if needed, bed bug removal.
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What do bed bugs
look like?

Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish-brown, flat and oval shaped with no rear wings. The front wings are vestigial and it will have six legs. Despite having wings, adult bed bugs are flightless. Bed bugs also have segmented abdomen that include microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance, and can grow to a length of 4 to 5mm in length, and 1.5 to 3mm wide.

Freshly hatched nymph bed bugs are translucent, lighter in color than the adults and become browner as they reach maturity. Regardless of its age, a bed bug that has recently fed on blood will appear to have a bright red translucent abdomen. That color will fade over the coming hours and within two days it will become black. The bed bug will appear swollen and elongated when it has fed.

How do I know if I have bed bugs?

The first sign of bed bug bites may be itchy and red spots on the skin, usually on the arms, shoulders, neck, face or legs, and typically in straight rows.

Nocturnal and elusive bugs, they feast at night, and typically stay as close to the host (that’s you) as possible. Bed bugs will leave a trail of fecal spots (small dark sand-like droppings that occur in patches around and especially beneath nests). Often a recently fed bug may be flattened accidentally leaving behind visible blood smears on sheets or mattresses. They can also leave behind their empty molted exoskeletons and they often can be detected by their characteristic smell of rotting raspberries.

If you suspect you may have these unwelcome guests in your home or business give us a call. Our trained team will be happy to schedule a time to check for bed bugs at your convenience. Armed with the latest bed bug defeating technology and years of experience servicing Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Medina Ohio, the professionals at Unity Property and Pest are ready to evaluate your bed bug problem and create a custom solution to rid your home of these invaders, protect your property and get you back to a peaceful nights sleep.