Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Exterminator
Columbus Ohio

Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Columbus Ohio Bed Bug Experts

Bed bug infestations are a growing problem in Ohio. These pests hide in beds, couches, carpets, and more, transfer easily from one location to another, and their numbers grow by the day. Bed bug bites can cause skin irritation, including itching and inflammation, making this bug an unwanted nuisance. Champion Pest & Termite Control can help you get rid of bed bugs and prevent future pests from making your Columbus home their home. We’ll perform a thorough inspection, then discuss your best treatment options for bed bug removal and prevention. Our exterminators are state-licensed and have a combined 30 years of experience, so you can expect professional service and a job well done.

Columbus Ohio Bed Bug Experts

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Bed Bug Facts

According to the National Pest Management Association, one out of every five Americans has either a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who’s battled this pest at home or in a hotel. All 50 U.S. states are currently battling the growing bed bug epidemic. In a 2020 study, three Ohio cities have ranked in the top 10 of 50 bed bug-infested cities in the country, with Columbus ranking at number 5.

What Are Bed Bugs?

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are wingless insects that feed off of the blood of humans and other mammals. This pest is a rusty brown colored bug, approximately 1/4 inch in length with a flattened oval shape, similar to an apple seed. Bed bugs are found in many common places and are becoming more frequent in shared living spaces like hotels, fabric and are easily carried from location to location. A female bed bug lays an average of five eggs per day, quickly turning a single bug into a bed bug infestation.

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

Bed bugs have been around for more than 3,000 years! This pest originally hitchhiked into the United States with the colonists. They were nearly destroyed with the invention of modern treatment methods as well as technology like washing machines and vacuum cleaners.

Our Process

Our bed bug extermination experts in Columbus work hard to identify and treat your Ohio bed bug problem.

Examine

Inspection & Detection

Our bed bug extermination service begins with a thorough inspection of your Columbus, Ohio residential or commercial property. During inspections, we use multiple tactics to find where bed bugs are hiding. Since bed bug infestations can spread quickly, it’s important to identify all areas that have bed bugs for successful pest control.

Explain

Treatment Plan

Once we’ve located the bed bugs, we’ll share our findings with you and explain the details of your pest problem. We’ll make bed bug treatment recommendations and formulate a plan for treatment or another pest control service.

Execute

Extermination Service

With our bed bug treatment plan in place, our licensed exterminators will address the affected areas of your Columbus, Ohio home. While heat treatment is common, the specific bed bug extermination services to be used will depend on where the bedbugs are located and the severity of the infestation.

Why Choose Champion Pest & Termite Control as Your Bed Bug Exterminator

Why Choose Champion Pest & Termite Control as Your Bed Bug Exterminator

Our company is locally owned and operated in Columbus Ohio. We pride ourselves on offering quality service and personalized treatments at affordable prices – your satisfaction is our priority. All inspections, heat treatments and other services are performed by state-licensed technicians, so you can trust the job is done right. We treat a variety of pest infestations to help you feel comfortable in your Columbus, Ohio home.

Bed Bug Infestations Are A Problem

How Do I Get Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are “hitchhikers”. They hide in furniture, in cracks and crevices, or on fabrics, and travel from place to place by riding on the clothes or shoes of a carrier, through air vents or pipes, and more. Bed bugs are not a sign of uncleanliness and can be found in many homes, hotels, and apartments.

What Damage Can Bed Bugs Cause?

Although the bite from this pest is painless, the bed bug injects salivary fluid into the skin that may cause irritation, including welts, inflammation, and itching. Additionally, the emotional and mental toll of experiencing a bed bug infestation can be severe and should not be taken lightly. In the NPMA’s Bugs Without Borders survey, professional pest management company respondents reported that 99% of their clients who have noted bed bug symptoms were “upset and concerned.”

How Can I Prevent Beg Bugs?

There’s no true way to prevent getting bed bugs, but there are some good habits you can form to decrease your chances of bringing a bed bug home.

  • Inspect hotel beds by removing bedding and looking for signs of bugs or bloodstains.
  • Avoid used furniture or clothing.
  • Use mattress and box spring covers to prevent a female bed bug from laying eggs in places such as mattress seams and crevices in box springs.
  • Inspect clothing and shopping bags from retail stores carefully before bringing them into your home.
  • Vacuum suitcases thoroughly when returning to Ohio from vacation to prevent a bed bug infestation.

What Do I Do If I Get Bed Bugs?

Stop! Contact Champion Pest & Termite Control immediately! Bed bugs can only be effectively treated by a professional. A state licensed pest control professional will complete a thorough inspection of the infested area and create a comprehensive bed bug treatment plan to help manage bed bugs and minimize their spread to neighboring rooms. Pest control service performed by professional bed bug exterminators, including treatment, is the best way to handle a bed bug problem in Ohio.

Bed Bug FAQs

What is the Main Cause of Bed Bugs?

The main cause of bed bugs is travel! Bed bugs will hitch a ride on travelers without them knowing, which can cause an infestation in other properties. They travel via things like people, clothing, luggage, or other personal belongings.

Should I Throw Out My Mattress if I Have Bed Bugs?

No! If you move any furniture that has bed bugs on it, you may spread them further. Instead, consult an expert and get a full assessment of the situation. They can then recommend a full game plan for removing them.

How Long Does it Take to Get Rid of Bed Bugs After Extermination?

It depends on the severity of your infestation. In most cases, you will see a noticeable decrease in bed bugs within a week. Even though the bed bugs have been exterminated, the eggs still have to hatch if they laid any. During the follow up treatment, the technician will inspect the progress and retreat areas as needed.

How Do You Know When Bed Bugs Are Gone?

If it has been three weeks since your professional treatment, and there are no signs of bed bugs (bites, live bugs, new fecal matter etc.) then it is safe to say that your bed bug infestation is gone. Trusting the experts will give you the peace-of-mind you deserve.