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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs have been around for thousands of years. They are professional hitchhikers that can be picked up anywhere people congregate -- schools, hospitals, doctor's offices, movie theaters, public transportation, etc. They can travel on your body, in packages, bookbags and all sorts of other ways and then be deposited in your house.
What do bed bugs look like?
Adult bed bugs are small, brownish insects, just under 1/4" long and relatively flat. They are nearly as wide as they are long, and oval in shape. Immature bed bugs (nymphs) resemble the adults but are much smaller and lighter in color. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent and no bigger than a pinhead (1mm).
What can I do to prevent bed bugs?
Be aware of where you've been, where you are, and where you are going. If you travel, make sure you inspect your hotel room before you unpack and inspect your luggage when you arrive back home.
How does one control bed bugs?
First, start with a thorough inspection by a trained pest professional. Bed bugs can not be controlled effectively with a do-it-yourself program. Chemicals don't kill the eggs (but do pollute your home). As they are discovered, a pest professional will develop a treatment and control strategy tailored to the size of the infestation.
Can I get sick from bed bugs?
There have been no studies showing that bed bugs transmit any type of disease, but obviously the bites themselves are a nuisance. Bites can become infected if scratched.
What are the signs of a bed bug infestation?
One of the easiest ways to detect an infestation is the bite pattern, often in a crescent shape on your body. But bites can take up to 14 days to show so there are other things to watch for:
bed bug exoskeletons after molting
bed bugs in the folds and pleats of sheets
rusty-colored blood spots on your sheets, pillow cases, etc.
a sweet, musty odor
Chad Bradford, Owner
Chad Bradford is a Christian, a family man, and one who goes out of his way to help people. Chad has over twenty years in the service industry, including pest control, restaurant and retail. Chad's specialty is bed bug eradication -- and knowing how prevalent bed bugs are in Indiana, he started Sleep Soundly Home Pest Solutions to share his expertise with Hoosier homeowners.
Chad has a customer-first attitude, and that includes respect and compassion. Bed bugs cause a lot of stress and anxiety when they are discovered in a home, which is why Chad chose the name Sleep Soundly for the business. He aims to put you at ease by arriving discreetly and guaranteeing bed bug elimination.
Chad is licensed with the Indiana State Chemist and is fully insured.