Bed Bugs

8 Bugs That Look Like Bed Bugs

Found something in your bed sheets or mattress that resembles a bed bug? There are several common household pests with similar sizes, shapes, and colors that might also be found in your bedroom. Here are 8 examples of similar-looking bugs that are sometimes mistaken for bed bugs.

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How to Avoid Bed Bugs When Traveling

Planning to travel this holiday season? Bed bugs spread from home to home by hitchhiking rides in suitcases and clothing of unsuspecting travelers Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize your chances of picking up bed bugs during your holiday travels.

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NYC Pest Control Guide: Bed Bugs

These appleseed-shaped bugs are found almost everywhere in the Big Apple! Here’s what you need to know about dealing with bed bugs in New York City, including facts, prevention, control, and extermination.

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Local Law 69 violations and how to clear them.

Local Law 69 & Annual Bed Bug Reports For 2023

Each December, Local Law 69 requires property owners to submit annual bed bug reports to HPD for every registered multiple-dwelling property. This year, the deadline to file your annual bed bug report(s) is December 31st, 2023.

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How Does Bed Bug Fumigation Work?

Vikane gas fumigation is one of the most effective and reliable ways to eliminate bed bugs in moderate-to-severe infestations. Gas easily penetrates into narrow and cluttered spaces where bed bugs like to hide, ensuring that 100% of bed bugs at all life stages are thoroughly exterminated.

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What Attracts Bed Bugs Into Your Home?

Contrary to popular belief, dirty homes aren’t more attractive to bed bugs. Bed bugs are attracted by carbon dioxide, heat, and body odor.

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Entomologist explains how to identify bed bug bites.

How to Tell if You Have Bed Bug Bites — An Entomologist Explains

Different people react differently to bed bug bites, and it’s hard to determine what really caused those red bumps that you woke up with. Entomologist Lou Sorkin explains why that’s the case and how to tell if you really have bed bugs bites.

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How to Find Bed Bugs During the Day (If You Suspect You Have Them)

If you’re searching your home for bed bugs during the day, you probably won’t find them just by looking around. So how do you find bed bugs during the day? Here are 5 methods you can use to maximize your chances, based on our 25 years of experience as NYC’s bed bug control experts.

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5-Step method to control bed bugs without using pesticides

How to Kill Bed Bugs at Home (Without Pesticides)

Looking for a natural way to kill bed bugs at home? In this article (and video), pest expert Kevin Carrillo from MMPC shares a 5-step approach to get rid of bed bugs without needing pesticides.

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Preparing your home for a canine inspection

How to Prepare your Home or Apartment for a Canine Bed Bug Inspection

Proper preparation is one of the most important steps to ensure an accurate canine bed bug inspection. Here’s what you need to know and do before hiring bed bug dogs to find (or rule out) a potential infestation.

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How to Check Your Mattress for Bed Bugs

If you suspect that your home has been invaded by bed bugs, here’s how to perform a quick visual inspection of your own mattress. Knowing how to check for bed bugs can save you time and money and give you a better understanding of how severe the infestation may be.

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Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

Bed bugs can sneakily enter your home in various ways, and from a range of different places. Understanding where bed bugs come from and how they get into your home can help you take preventative measures to protect your home from a future infestation.

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The ABC’s of Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs: Accuracy, Benefits, and Costs

Wondering if a canine bed bug inspection is a reliable way to check your home or building for bed bugs? In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the accuracy, benefits, and costs of bed bug sniffing dogs.

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What Do Baby Bed Bugs Look Like? (Pictures & FAQs)

After hatching from eggs and before reaching adulthood, baby bed bugs go through several intermediary development stages known as instars. During each instar stage, the baby bed bug molts and grows larger in size until they become fully-grown adults.

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How to Use Diatomaceous Earth to Kill Bed Bugs

If you’ve ever tried researching DIY solutions for bed bugs, you’ve probably come across mentions of diatomaceous earth. It’s often touted as an effective and chemical-free way to quickly kill any bed bugs infesting your home.

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What Do Bed Bug Eggs Look Like? (Pictures)

Bed bug eggs can be an early sign of a bed bug infestation at home, but most people will find them difficult to properly identify. In this article, we’ll explain what bed bug eggs look like and how to recognize them.

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What Are Bed Bug Interceptors & How to Use Them

Bed bug interceptors are special traps made to detect and monitor bed bug infestations. They can be used to capture and identify bed bugs so you know when to call the exterminator. In this article, we’ll explain what bed bug interceptors are and how to use them.

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4 Types of Bed Bug Traps & How They Work

There are several types of bed bug traps that can be purchased in stores or online. In this article, we’ll talk about bed bug traps, do they really work, and introduce the 4 most common types of traps used to detect and monitor bed bugs at home.

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What Do Bed Bugs Look Like & How to Identify Them

Caught something in your apartment that kind of looks like a bed bug… but you’re not sure? Bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped, reddish-brown insects around the size of a flaxseed. Here’s what you need to know about what bed bugs look like and how to identify them.

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What Is Thermal Pest Control and Is It the Best Option for You?

Heat treatment is a chemical-free method of pest control that can effectively eliminate bed bugs and other pest problems. This method typically only requires one visit, does not use pesticides, and takes less time than other forms of pest control.

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Common Fall Pests in New York to Watch Out For

As the weather gets cooler this fall, indoor pest activity is bound to increase. This is part of many pests’ natural “overwintering” cycle- that is, the way plants and animals survive the colder weather. Here are some common fall pests you might catch in your apartment this season.

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How to Check for Bed Bugs: Performing a Self-Inspection of Your Home or Apartment

Perhaps you noticed an itchy bump on your skin, and the thought has penetrated your mind: Do I have bed bugs? This article will teach you how to perform a visual self-inspection to check your home or apartment for bed bugs.

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How to Deal With Bed Bugs at the Laundromat or Dry Cleaners

If you have a bed bug problem, what precautions should you take with your laundry to protect others? And if you don’t, how can you avoid picking up someone else’s bed bugs at these places?

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Bed bug pheromones have a distinct odor.

What Do Bed Bugs Smell Like? — An Entomologist Explains

You might have heard that bed bugs have a musty, sweet smell that’s similar to coriander, cilantro, or raspberries. While this is technically correct, if you’re going around your bedroom sniffing for bed bugs based on this description, you won’t find them. Here’s why.

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The many places bed bugs hide.

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide? — An Entomologist Explains

Wondering if and where bed bugs might be hiding in your home or apartment? In this article, we’ll discuss common places where bed bugs hide and how you should be looking for them.

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Entomologist explains how to identify bed bug eggs

What Do Bed Bug Eggs Look Like? — An Entomologist Explains

Finding bed bug eggs helps us determine where bed bugs are coming from and the severity of the infestation. If you’re trying to spot bed bug eggs at home, or if you’re wondering what they look like, read this article to find out.

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The facts and myths of bed bug bites

The “Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner” Sign of Bed Bug Bites: Fact vs. Fiction

The so-called “breakfast, lunch, and dinner” sign of bed bug bites has become somewhat of an urban myth. This type of feeding behavior is actually very rare, and seeing 3 bites in a cluster or line is far from being a definitive sign of bed bugs.

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An entomologist explains whether bed bug bites are dangerous.

Are Bed Bug Bites Dangerous? — An Entomologist Explains

Worried about bed bug bites? Most experts agree that bed bugs are not considered dangerous pests. If you’re currently dealing with a bed bug infestation at home, here’s what you should (and shouldn’t) need to be worried about.

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How steam kills bed bugs.

Can Steam Kill Bed Bugs? Yes, Here’s How.

Steam can be an effective, non-chemical option for homeowners to get rid of bed bugs early on — before an infestation gets out of hand. In this article (and video), pest expert Kevin Carrillo from MMPC discusses how to kill bed bugs with steam.

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Getting bed bugs to come out of hiding

How to Make Bed Bugs Come Out of Hiding

Since bed bugs are skilled hiders, people often discover what appears to be bed bug bites without finding the actual bed bugs themselves. Here’s how to make bed bugs come out of hiding so you can confirm and eliminate them.

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5-steps for getting rid of bed bugs.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs: A 5-Step Guide

Struggling with a bed bug infestation? Dealing with bed bugs can be a miserable experience. It can happen to anyone, especially here in New York City. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get rid of bed bugs once and for all.

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Bed bug sniffing Canines protect NYC from pests.

Canine Bed Bug Inspections – How Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs Keep NYC Safe

Using their noses, bed bug dogs detect bed bugs faster and more accurately than humans. At MMPC, all of our canine inspection teams are certified by NESDCA and maintain the highest quality standards when performing bed bug inspections.

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Tips to prepare for a bed bug treatment.

Preparing for Bed Bug Treatment: Tips from Experts

Proper bed bug preparation is one of the most important things tenants and homeowners can do to ensure that bed bug inspection and treatment is effective. Here are some best practices and tips to help you prepare for a successful bed bug treatment.

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Integrated pest management helps keep businesses free from pests.

The Benefits of Integrated Pest Management for NYC Businesses

As a business owner or manager in New York City, have you ever wondered why businesses seem to spend so much time and money dealing with pest control?

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Covid-19 could mean a chance to eradicate bed bugs for good.

How COVID-19 Gave Us a Chance To Beat Back NYC’s Bed Bug Pandemic

Quarantining one COVID-19 case can prevent many other people from getting it. The same is true for bed bugs; stopping just one infestation early can prevent many others. COVID-19 provides a golden opportunity for New York’s private and public spaces to make progress against the bed bug pandemic.

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Fortify Your Castle: 7 DIY Steps for Bed Bug Proofing Your Home

A person’s home is their castle, and a good castle needs defenses. While it’s technically impossible to make a home or apartment 100% bed bug proof, here are 7 steps you can take to turn your home or apartment into a mighty fortress bed bugs will have a difficult time besieging.

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Avoid these mistakes to prevent bed bugs

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs: 7 Mistakes to Avoid

A year into my stay at a Bronx boarding house, one of the worst things which can happen to a New Yorker happened to me: I got bed bugs. I want to share some of the mistakes I made so that you can avoid making them yourself.

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