Bed Bug Control
for Homes and Businesses – ProActive Pest Management

Of the many pests that afflict homes and businesses across the world, few are more dreaded than bed bugs. These tiny bloodsucking insects that burrow into beds, carpets, clothes, and other surfaces, where they breed and feed off of the blood of their human hosts. Resilient and difficult to spot, bed bugs are notoriously difficult to exterminate without professional help. That’s where our expert exterminators at ProActive Pest Management come in. Proudly serving all of Southern Illinois, we provide comprehensive bed bug control services to safely exterminate bed bug infestations in spaces of all sizes. Learn more about bed bugs and our bed bug control services below, and book with our team today!

All About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small ectoparasites of the Cimicidae family that feed exclusively on human blood. These tiny insects earn their name from their preference to live in dark, hide-able places near their human hosts — like beds. The majority of bed bug bites are caused by two bed bug species: Cimex lectularius (the common bed bug) and Cimex hemipterus. Both of these species can be identified by their small, oval-shaped bodies (2 -5 millimeters in length, roughly the size of an apple seed), reddish-brown coloration, and the similarly-colored stains they leave behind when crushed.

Bed bugs are not venomous, though their bites can be irritating. However, only 50% of people visibly react to bed bug bites, so redness and irritation are not sure-fire ways to identify these pests. The best way to determine whether you have bed bugs is to find them on your property bed bugs. Bed bugs aren’t only found on beds — they also live in carpets, clothing, sofas, and a host of other furniture items that are warm and located near their human hosts.

Finding and Exterminating Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are considered a particularly insidious nuisance because are they are difficult to spot and difficult to remove. Though they cannot fly — they have vestigial wings — they are adept at burrowing and cannot be easily spotted with the naked eye. (A magnifying glass is often needed.) Once a bed bug infestation is found, complete eradication is difficult without professional help. Bed bugs are resistant to a wide range of chemical pesticides, so over-the-counter or DIY solutions typically won’t work. Removing them by hand is also tedious and impractical, since even a single pair of missed bed bugs can breed and renew an infestation. If bed bugs have invaded your property, it’s best to call a professional.

Safe and Effective
Bed Bug
From ProActive
Pest Management

If you believe you may have a bed bug infestation in your home or business, our professionals here at ProActive Pest Management can help. We proudly provide effective bed bug identification and extermination services to homes and businesses across Southern Illinois. When you call us, we’ll arrive at your property to determine whether you have bed bugs and begin treatment immediately if necessary. We use eco-friendly and highly-effective extermination techniques that won’t damage your property or pose health risks for those within it. Our treatments are fast, and our prices are fair. Once treatment is concluded, we’ll provide you with several prevention tips to help ensure that you never have a bed bug infestation again.

Contact us for fast and effective bed bug control today!