bed bug

Bed Bug Identification & Treatment 

Bed Bugs are blood-sucking insects that are very widespread in the US. Blood meals are necessary for their growth and reproduction. That is why they become established in places where they will easily and frequently have a blood meal. If you suspect you have bed bugs, look for indicators and call Patton Termite & Pest Control immediately.

Bed bugs are small, wingless bugs that are similar in size and shape to an apple seed when fully developed. In younger stages, they can be smaller and lighter in color. Otherwise, they range from brown to a dark brownish red. Sometimes people confuse bed bugs with ticks, but ticks won’t infest your home.

Bed Bug Eggs & Evidence

Bed Bug eggs are often found clustered together in the seams, cracks and crevices of furniture. They look similar to, although much smaller than, a grain of rice. Bed bugs often leave behind evidence of their activity through fecal spotting on furniture. Staining may also occur when the bugs are smashed. 

Patton Termite & Pest Control’s in-house entomologists develop comprehensive plans for treatment. Emergency service is available on nights and weekends. Regularly scheduled pest control in and around your property is important for keeping bed bugs at bay long term.

Tools to Prevent Bed Bugs

Bed Bug infestations are hard to treat. The best practice is prevention. When you travel, check hotel mattresses and keep luggage off the floor and furniture. At home, frequent vacuuming and insect-proof mattress covers are good deterrents. 

Regularly scheduled pest control from Patton’s team of professionals is the best way to get ahead of all bed bugs, rodents, spiders and pests of every kind.  Stay ahead of all pest invasions with year round service from Patton Termite & Pest Control. 


Quality Service, Quality Technicians, Quality Pro

Patton Termite & Pest Control provides trusted protection from pests. Whether you’re in Wichita or the surrounding area, count on Patton for professional service and trusted results. Locally owned and operated, Patton serves residential and commercial customers. The Patton team is dedicated to professional pest control. Founded by an entomologist, Patton now employs 5 Certified Associate Entomologists. Highly-trained technicians assess your needs and implement winning solutions. Build a barrier of year round protection around your home with Patton Termite & Pest Control. Regularly scheduled service saves money. 

Call now to discuss your unique needs in pest control at 316-773-3825.