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The Best Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Raleigh, NC Home

You’ve probably heard horror stories about bed bugs in Raleigh. A family goes on vacation and brings back some unseen hitchhikers in their suitcases. Pretty soon, their mattresses, furniture, and clothes have been infested, and it all has to be destroyed. Not to mention the itchy bites. Unfortunately, the horror stories are true. Bed bugs can be a nightmare to deal with, especially if you attempt to do it on your own.



Bed bug infestations are tough to prevent and virtually impossible to remove with do-it-yourself methods. However, bed bugs can be thoroughly removed by a professional pest control service fairly quickly. Read on to learn how bed bug infestations start, why they’re so difficult to avoid, and your best options for professional extermination in Raleigh.

Identifying Bed Bugs

Everyone lives in fear of bed bugs, but unless you’ve come face-to-face with them, you are not likely to recognize them. Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, flat, oval-shaped, and brown when unfed. When they have eaten, they become engorged, appearing rounder and more red in color. Juvenile bed bugs, or nymphs, are smaller and almost transparent. Bed bugs also literally stink - emitting a musty smell from their glands.

It gets even nastier. Bed bugs are often identified by the dark fecal spots they leave on walls and mattresses. You may come across their eggs, eggshells, or shed skins, or notice reddish stains on mattresses or sheets from crushed bugs. Bed bugs also bite, leaving red, itchy bumps on the skin.

Bed Bug Infestation & Prevention

People are right to be fearful of bed bugs and dread ever encountering them. They are nasty little suckers and spread quickly. Unfortunately, no matter how clean you are, your home could become infested. Bed bugs can live anywhere people congregate and spend any length of time, including public transportation hubs, libraries, churches, office buildings, and especially hotels.

These hitchhikers can latch onto your clothing or climb into your suitcase or briefcase, and you may unwittingly bring them home. They can also be brought in by anyone who enters your home, such as visiting family members, repairmen, or other guests. Bed bugs are very elusive and easily spread through your home along the walls. It is very difficult to locate the entire bed bug population without professional help.

Though bed bugs are challenging to prevent, it is still worth taking precautions against these pests. Follow these tips to help keep bed bugs out of your Raleigh home:

  • Inspect hotel rooms for signs of bed bugs, particularly the mattress and bedsheets.
  • Put your suitcase in a plastic trash bag when staying at a hotel.
  • Vacuum suitcases thoroughly after returning home.
  • Wash all clothes in your suitcase in hot water after staying at a hotel.
  • Inspect second-hand furniture for bed bugs before bringing it into your home.

These prevention tactics should help limit your risk of a bed bug infestation, but if an infestation occurs, be sure to seek professional extermination.

Professional Bed Bug Extermination In Raleigh

More than 75% of pest control professionals agree that bed bugs are the most challenging pest to eradicate. DIY methods are simply not going to cut it when it comes to bed bugs. Professional extermination is the only way to ensure that your home will be 100% bed-bug free.

The bed bug extermination process begins with getting your home ready to be treated. This may include moving furniture away from the walls, emptying bookshelves, washing clothes, sealing them in plastic bags, and removing pets and plants. Once your home is ready for service, the pest control technicians will methodically go through each room of your house and use a chemical treatment.

After your home has been fully treated, you can return to your home within hours. Most pest control companies will also schedule a follow-up visit to reinspect the premises for bed bugs and re-treat if needed.

Quality Bed Bug Control In Raleigh: Go-Forth Home Services

Since 1959, Go-Forth Home Services has been treating Raleigh homes for bed bugs. Over the years, we have gained experience and have learned the most effective method for total bed bug elimination.

Our chemical treatment and thorough service ensure that we leave your home bed bug-free. We treat every room of your home, not just the rooms that have visible signs of bed bugs, to make sure there is not a single bed bug (or bed bug egg) that gets away. Plus, we offer a complimentary follow-up visit to check your property for bed bugs again and re-treat if necessary. 

We also offer a 30-day warranty on our bed bug services. When it comes to bed bug control, quality matters. Contact Go-Forth Home Services for the most effective bed bug services in Raleigh.

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