Rockville, MD Bed Bug Control Services
From beautiful historic neighborhoods to our scenic rural landscape, this part of the state is a wonderful place to live, so it’s hard to imagine bed bugs in your Rockville home. However, our teams here at Capitol Pest encounter the insect in residential and business settings throughout northern Maryland on a regular basis.
Bed Bug Basics
Bed bugs are very small insects, so you don’t always notice them until an infestation becomes severe. These pests are only a quarter of an inch long, and their reddish-brown, oval bodies are flat. The bugs are parasitic, blood is their only food source, and they prefer human hosts. As they mature from hatched eggs, the insects go through five stages before becoming mature adults while shedding their exoskeleton with each growth cycle. Bed bugs live an average of nine months, and one female can infest an entire room in a few weeks.
While these insects don’t fly, they travel very quickly on six legs earning their reputation as expert hitchhikers. Most homeowners assume that the pests travel back to the house from an overnight stay in a hotel. However, you can pick them up from seats in movie theaters or bring them home with purchases from flea markets and garage sales. In spite of their name, bed bugs breed and thrive in cushions, draperies, luggage, car interiors and even electrical wall sockets and unused digital devices.
Detection and Elimination
They prefer the dark and usually feed on you while you’re sleeping. Bed bugs aren’t poisonous, but their bites often leave itchy, red bumps that can become infected. It’s not unusual for a homeowner to overlook the bites, but a small infestation can quickly overrun an entire house. Because they’re initially hard to detect, our inspection services include partnering with Potomac Canine. If we determine that you do have bed bugs, we customize a plan for your home and eliminate the pests by using the latest industry-proven techniques.
We understand how upsetting it is when you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation. Home and business owners across Baltimore County have depended on us since 1936, so you can count on our expertise. We back our services with a one-year warranty, and our quotes are always free. Give us a call here at Capitol Pest, and let us solve your bed bug problem.