FAQs About Bugs – Ask the Experts at Eastern-Burkholder Exterminators

We Are Here to Answer Your Burning Questions About Bugs

Eastern-Burkholder Exterminators, Inc., is here to answer your burning FAQs about bugs. Most of us think of bugs as creepy crawlers that invade our homes or businesses, like spiders, roaches, bed bugs, and other unwelcomed pests. This month we’re going to provide an overview of the insects we exterminate and how to keep them out of your space and prevent them from coming back.

Questions About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are something that no home or business owner wants to deal with – mainly because they do not go away easily. We’re here to help you figure out how to prevent bed bugs and how to keep them out of your home or business.


Q: Can I prevent bed bugs from coming into my home?

A: Yes. There are some ways to keep bed bugs away if you suspect you’ve been exposed to them. If you have stayed in a hotel that had an infestation or learned that someone visited you after having bed bugs, do not panic right away. Make sure to wash and scrub furniture, bedding, clothing, and other washable items in hot water. Inspect beds and furniture for small blood stains, bed bug droppings, or shells.

If you buy second-hand furniture, make sure to really inspect it and wash it if possible. One bed bugs are in your home they will easily spread, meaning that it will be time for an exterminator.


Q: What are the signs of bed bugs?

A: Bed bugs are very small and can be hard to see. If you notice small bites on your body, this is an indication of bed bugs – or possibly fleas – and you should take action immediately. As we mentioned, be sure to wash bedding, clothing, rugs, pet beds, and other items that could have been affected. You may notice small blood spots on your bedding, pillows, or mattress from bites, and they may leave fecal matter on the bed as well.


Q: Can I get rid of bed bugs?

A: Yes, but it may be best to get professional help to completely rid bed bugs from your space. Throw away any furniture that has bed bugs, and if you cannot safely dispose of it, be sure to clearly mark that there are bed bugs present. This will keep waste management workers and others who may come in contact with the furniture safe. You should place small furniture, clothes, or other affected items in a vacuum-sealed bag and dispose of those, too.

Remember that all furniture can fall victim to bed bugs, not just your bed. This includes couches, chairs, dressers, electronics, and toys.


Questions About Roaches

Roaches are a common site for many homes and businesses, even though you may not realize. Roaches are not just found in dirty areas, either. Anyone can find a roach in a damp, dark area, like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. They also enjoy food, so don’t be surprised if you find some in your cabinets.


Q: How do I prevent cockroaches?

A: Like we mentioned, cockroaches enjoy dark, damp areas. Fixing any leaks in basements, under sinks, or in bathrooms is one defense against cockroaches. Using a dehumidifier can also help to remove moisture from your home or business.

Keep food sealed and protected from roaches and other insects. While this may not keep them away, it will help to prevent the roaches from getting into and contaminating your food.


Q: How can I get rid of roaches?

A: If you don’t think that there is an infestation, there are some quick fixes when it comes to roaches. Sealing any cracks in walls, windows, or doors can help to prevent more roaches from coming in. Setting traps and keeping those spaces dry and clean will help to catch any stray roaches and help to prevent more from coming. Visit our showroom in Belpre, OH, for additional at-home defenses against cockroaches.

If you have a roach infestation, we can help with that, too. Eastern-Burkholder Exterminators, Inc., has years of experience in removing roaches and can quickly and safely exterminate roaches and other insects.


Questions About Ladybugs

Ladybugs are a sweet sight when you’re outdoors, but not so much when you find clusters in your home. Whether they are red or orange, it can be a pain finding them in your clothing, through the carpet, or hoarding around windows.


Q: Why do ladybugs gather in my home?

A: Many times ladybugs are gathering together for mating and hibernation. As warmer-month insects, they look for food as temperatures drop, and they may migrate to your home to stay warm.


Q: What do ladybugs do?

A: Ladybugs kill other insects that destroy crops and plants. So as you can tell, they are very important little bugs, no matter how annoying they may be in your home.


Q: How can I keep ladybugs away?

A: A common, safe way to remove ladybugs is by using a light trap. The light attracts the ladybugs, and then you can safely remove them from your home. Fixing any cracks in windows and doors, broken screens, and sealing gaps will help to keep ladybugs out. If these do not work, make a call to our exterminators in Belpre, OH.


Questions About Bees and Wasps

Bees are common during the summer and early fall, and it can be hard to tell whether or not they mean any harm. Remember that bumble bees are not there to hurt you, and are important for pollination. However, an influx of bumble bees, or any bees, around your home or business can be frustrating and dangerous for those with allergies.


Q: How can I tell what kind of bee is at my home?

A: Bees and wasps are different, and many people do not realize this. Bees are more concerned with their jobs of pollinating, and they will only attack when provoked or disturbed. Wasps, on the other hand, are aggressive and will sting.

Another tell-tale sign is how the bees look. Honey bees and bumble bees are hairy, while wasps are smooth and brightly colored.


Q: Can I keep bees away from my home?

A: There are always ways to keep insects out of your home. Keeping doors and windows closed will help them from sneaking in. If you cannot keep them closed, make sure that there are no holes or cracks in the screen. Remove trash from your home and make sure it is away from entry points. Look for any obvious wasp nests. If the wasps come back, talk with the exterminators at Eastern-Burkholder Exterminators, Inc., or visit our showroom in Belpre, OH, for at-home repellants.


Talk with Eastern-Burkholder Exterminators, Inc., for Extermination

Eastern-Burkholder Exterminators, Inc., offers extermination services for wasps, bed bugs, roaches, ladybugs, and other pests that may enter your home. View our blog for more information on the other insects that we handle, like fleas and ticks. When you need an exterminator in the Belpre, OH, area, Eastern-Burkholder is here for you. If you have further FAQs about bugs or need to request service, call us today.


For more answers on the bugs we handle, give Eastern-Burkholder Exterminators, Inc., a call at (740) 423-6887 or toll-free at (800) 510-6871. Follow us on Facebook for updates and more answers to FAQs about bugs!