Bed Bugs

Bed bugs exist in every state and on every continent except Antarctica. An estimated one in five Americans has dealt with a bed bug problem at one time or another.

These small creatures resemble apple seeds, as they are brown and oval shaped. They exist on a steady diet of mammal blood, and will feed on humans whenever possible. They feed on their victims at night, causing itchy and painful bites.

Bed bugs were almost completely eliminated following World War II, but in recent years they have come back with a vengeance.

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More About Dodson Pest Control Bed Bug Treatment

With over 75 years of experience, you can trust the experts at Dodson Pest Control to eliminate your bed bug infestation. We offer a free inspection, meaning that one of our technicians will evaluate the full extent of your issue before offering a treatment plan, ensuring you get only what you need.

Dodson Pest Control knows how to identify bed bugs effectively, from visual inspections to searches performed by specially trained bed bug detection canines.

Is this a bed bug?

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Things You Didn’t Know About Bed Bugs

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Preventing Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are commonly picked up during travel. Follow these tips to protect yourself and your home.

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Bed Bug Behavior

Bed bugs spend their time either feeding on blood or hiding and waiting for their next meal. Though small, their bodies have been designed perfectly to do both of these things.

Here is an overview of bed bug behavior:

  • Bed bug mouthparts have components for both biting into the skin and anesthetizing the food source so the bite is not felt. The bed bug also injects an anticoagulant, so the blood flows freely.
  • Bed bugs do not have to feed every night, and often go several days between feedings. They do require a blood meal each time they shed their skins and advance into a new life cycle.
  • Bed bugs cannot jump and do not fly. However, they are very efficient at crawling and hiding in cracks and crevices.

Scent Detection Canines

Our team of expertly trained scent detection canines are more accurate at finding bed bugs than human inspectors. Learn more about them in this video. 

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Bed Bug Myths

Our experts have debunked some common myths about bed bugs.

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Fleas or Bed Bugs?

These pests may have similar bites, but which one are you dealing with?

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Bed Bug FAQs

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Bed Bug Protection

Our bed bug experts will help you and your family or business achieve peace of mind by identifying and eliminating the source of your infestation.

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Canine Bed Bug Inspections

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Interview with a Bed Bug Expert

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Bed Bugs by the Numbers

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