Bed Bug Infestation

Here’s What You Should Do with Your Bed Bug Infested Mattress

Bed bugs are the migraine of millions of people worldwide. They hide in the crevices of bed frames and mattresses during the day and feed on human blood at night.

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Most people don’t notice a bed bug infestation in their beds due to a lack of proper knowledge. Rest Easy Pest Control is a leading pest management service in NY, and we provide extermination services as well as pest-related information to those in need. Our team of bed bug exterminators is well known in the New York and Long Island region for its efficiency and professionalism.

However, there are a few things everyone should know regardless. Here is everything you need to know about bed bugs, and their successful removal.


bed bug fecal stains on a box spring

Bed Bugs Infestation on Mattress

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small insects that typically inhabit beds and other furniture. An adult bed bug can grow as large as 7 mm. They have an oval shaped body with a reddish-brown color.

Bed bugs feed on human blood. After each blood meal an individual bed bug gets swollen, and its color changes to a prominent red. Bed bugs are bad news for everyone, and need to be eradicated as soon as they are discovered.


Where Do Bed Bugs Live?

Beds and furniture that contain upholstery or cushions of any kind are most susceptible to bed bug infestations. In beds the majority are found in the mattress, and the bed springs.

These pests reproduce quickly and lay their eggs in places where humans can’t reach. While killing bed bugs on mattress surfaces is easy, destroying their eggs is complicated, and requires skill and knowledge. However, it is possible to completely erase bed bugs from space if you take the right bed bug treatment steps. 


How Can I Protect My Mattress and Box Spring?

Removing bed bugs from infested beds can be a tough task. Nothing you do will be as good as a professional treatment. It is advisable to call a bed bug exterminator instead of endeavoring to remove all the bugs by yourself.

That is not to say that you shouldn’t take any precautionary measures. You can protect your new mattresses from infestation by covering them with a bed bug encasement. These covers are very useful because even if a few bed bugs arrive at your house, they’ll fail to find a hiding place. In case of an ongoing infestation, an encasement will trap all the bed bugs inside your mattress, and they’ll eventually die of starvation.


“Removing bed bugs from infested beds can be a tough task.

Nothing you do will be as good as a professional treatment.”

–Rest Easy Pest Control


Various pesticides are sold in the markets that claim to eradicate bed bugs. While these chemicals kill bed bugs on a direct application they have no effects on bugs coming into its contact after. Instead of using a bed bug spray, several non-chemical measures have fewer side effects. Misuse of pesticides is more common than you think, which is why it’s advisable to refrain from using any chemicals.


How to Identify a Bed Bug Infestation on a Mattress

bed bug stains on a mattress cover

Bed Bugs Infestation on Mattress

If you regularly wake up with itches and welts, there’s a possibility that bed bugs have been feeding on you. Fortunately, you can check for yourself whether you’re facing an infestation by learning to look for the signs of bed bugs on bed frames and mattresses.

  • Bed bugs leave their fecal matter on mattress surfaces which give their presence away. Look for tiny brown mounds or dark brown stains on your bed sheet and mattress.
  • Eggs or eggshells on box springs or bed frames are a good indicator of a bed bug infestation.
  • Young bed bugs shed their skin as they grow into adult ones. The skins are brown colored films and can be found on mattress surfaces or inside bed boxes.
  • Live bed bugs are the strongest evidence of an infestation. Refer to the appearance of bed bugs as mentioned at the begging of this article and get to work.


“While killing bed bugs on mattress surfaces is easy, destroying their eggs is complicated and requires skill and knowledge.”

–Rest Easy Pest Control


Seek Professional Help to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Only a combination of professional help and personal care can ensure total removal of bed bugs from your home. It might be easy to call a pest control service, but to find the right one is certainly not. Rest Easy Pest Control has had a 97% success rate as far as bed bug removal is concerned, and it is pure statistics that has made us number one among all NYC and Long Island pest control services.

Don’t attempt to remove bed bugs by discarding infested beds because it never really solves your problem. Consult with a professional to know what’s best for your unique situation. Rest Easy Pest Control is the best pest control that Long Island, NY can currently offer you. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.

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