bed bugs

More than just a line from an old rhyme... bed bugs are back.

After vanishing for a half-century, bed bugs are back with a vengeance. Also known as the "travelers bug," these insects are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, dormitories, shelters, and modes of transportation. Bed bugs are small, brownish, flattened insects that feed solely on the blood of animals.

Picture of a bed bug

It often seems that bed bugs arise from nowhere. The bugs are efficient hitchhikers and are usually transported in or on luggage, clothing, beds, furniture, etc. Outbreaks can often be traced back to travel from regions where the bugs are common such as, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, or Central and South America. You can now add most large U.S. cities to that list.

Bed bugs can live in almost any crevice or protected location. The most common place of course is your bed. Bed bugs often hide within seams, tufts and crevices of the mattress, box spring, bed frame and headboard.

Learn more about Bed Bugs and how we treat them.

If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation do not hesitate to contact Omega Termite and Pest Control today. The longer you wait the more embedded these insects become. A thorough inspection of bedding areas is general necessary. Be assured that we have the experience and knowledge to solve this very difficult pest problem.

Bed Bugs in the News

Bedbugs have re-established thriving populations in many U.S. cities during the past decade. Here is one company's list of ...

KTVU San Francisco

STANFORD, Calif. (KTVU) - Stanford University officials say they now have a bedbug issue under control at one of the dorms there. Pest control ...

Mission Local

... San Francisco Muslim Center, that Lou co-owns with an associate named Ken Yee, a tenant told Mission Local about a bedbug infestation ..

Contra Costa Times

OAKLAND -- One tenant had so many bedbugs she had to throw out her furniture and sleep on the plastic covering that came with her new mattress. Another had so many bites that teachers at her school thought she had chickenpox.

Popular Science

Eventually, the bed bugs hitchhiked with us as we moved to increasingly sophisticated dwellings, ultimately following us across the world much ...