Bed Bug Inspection:

Watch Out for These Signs of Bed Bugs in NYC

New York City, just like any city, is vulnerable to bed bug infestations. If you live in this county, you should always be ready to face these bugs since they spread very easily due to local as well as international travels to areas with bed bugs. 

Interestingly, you can have these bugs at your place without your knowledge since they are extremely good at hiding. Luckily, there are signs of bed bugs in NYC that you can look for in your home or business to determine if there’s an infestation. These signs will give you clear reason to call a professional bed bug exterminator for a full inspection. 

Signs of Bed Bugs

#1. Live small, brown or red crawling insects

Bed bugs are relatively small bugs, the length of each adult ranging from 4mm to 5mm. An adult bed bug is wingless but has the vestiges of wings known as wing pads which don’t develop fully to functional wings.  

The bug is brown but the color changed to rusty red once the bug has just fed. Although bed bugs are big enough to be seen with naked human eyes, seeing them moving around, especially during the daytime, is not easy. 

They come out of their hideouts at nights when you are asleep so that they can bite and suck blood from your without you noticing them.  

bed bug infestation on a curtain

Bed bug infestation on a curtain

#2. White, oval eggs in cracks, crevices or along mattress seams

However, in case your area has an infestation, you can find these pests under your mattress, inside spring boxes, under a pillow or/ and in the cracks and crevices of your bed or chair or any other upholstered furniture in your bedroom. 

When you are faced with a heavy bed bug infestation, the live bugs can even be found in your carpet edges, behind wallpapers, inside electronics as well as in wall cracks and crevices.

You can use a bright spotlight look for the pests in these areas if you suspect them in your home or commercial area.

Young bed bugs, with translucent or whitish-yellow bodies, are also another sign of a bed bugs in NYC. However, a juvenile bed bug that has just fed is reddish. 

The nymphs look almost the same as adult bed bugs, only that they are smaller and, of course, the difference in body colors. Check for these small bugs in the above-mentioned bed bug hideouts/resting grounds.

After mating, female bed bugs lay white eggs which are oval in shape in small hidden cracks and crevices in your bedroom or along mattress seams. The eggs are as tiny as 1/16″ long and are covered with a film which enables them to stick to surfaces. A single female bed bug is capable of laying up to 250 eggs during her lifetime.


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#3. Musty odor

Bed bugs produce odors known as alarm pheromones through their body glands as a way of conveying particular messages amongst themselves, especially when disturbed. The musty odor may also come from the fecal materials of the bugs.  

Some people claim that a low concentration of the odor smells like the scent of coriander but at a high concentration, the smell is unpleasant; almost similar to that of moldy wet clothes.

#4. Empty shells in hidden voids

During their development, young bed bugs shed their exoskeletons for about five times before they reach maturity. These shells look like empty bed bugs or popcorn kernels. 

They are usually found in the common bed bug resting places such as bed’s cracks and crevices, under a mattress, inside spring boxes in electrical appliances near your bed and at the corners and edges of your bookshelf, among other hidden areas (especially tiny spaces) in your bedroom, living room or office.

Bed Bug Detection NYC

Detecting bed bugs is a difficult task because bed bugs are tiny creatures and can hide and lay their eggs in cracks and crevices where you can’t find them. Our team of experts and NYC bed bug dogs have all the required knowledge and equipment to efficiently detect the presence of bed bugs in your home and business.

Calling a bed bug inspection team in NYC before the exterminators can save you a huge sum of money. Instead of holding all-out extermination of bed bugs, you should first call a professional bed bug inspector that will determine which parts of your building require bed bug treatment

Basing on this report, you can later instruct the exterminators to clean only the specific areas. This might sound like a small thing, but it can save you a lot of money, especially if it’s a large commercial space. An all-out bed bug removal service is always costlier. 

Once the detection is over, then we can go ahead and eradicate the bed bugs for you. It is the most customizable, affordable, and efficient bed bug removal service. Another reason to get an inspection is if you are moving into a new apartment. Many posh looking apartments shelter filthy bed bugs in their furniture. Don’t fall for it.

Apart from inspecting your new home, we also examine the moving vans/trucks so that any chance of you transferring bed bugs from your old home to the new one is eliminated. 

Bed bugs often travel from one place to another by clinging on to moving boxes and clothes. Prevention is better than cure. By choosing us, you will avail the best bed bug inspection we can offer

A bed bug sniffing dog on the bed

Bed Bug Dog

Bed Bug Dogs

We use our well-trained bed bug dogs to find bed bugs in the inaccessible corners of your furniture. Human inspection is only 25-30-% effective when it comes to pests like bed bugs since humans depend on their eyes to do the searching. 

Our NYC bed bug dogs have noses 100 times more powerful than humans which means the bed bug inspection accuracy is much higher than other standard pest control agencies.

Another advantage of choosing us is that we give our customers precise reports about the infestation. Instead of spending a lot of money on cleaning the whole space, our reports enable our customers to direct their efforts during the removal process towards the places that are infested the most.

Bed Bug Detection Brooklyn

With our bed bug dogs, we also provide excellent bed bug inspection Brooklyn services. Brooklyn bugs do not stand a chance when faced with our exterminator and bed bug inspecting canine.

If you think you may have bed bugs in Brooklyn, ease your stress and call on our Brooklyn bed bug inspection service. We’ll educate you on the matter and provide instructions for moving forward if bed bugs are detected.

Bed Bug Detection Queens

Queens, New York, like Brooklyn, has a lot of people tightly packed in the area. When living in a densely populated area like Queens, there is a much higher chance of getting bed bugs.

If you start to feel itchy when sleeping, or just have a really bad feeling you might have bed bugs, call on our bed bug inspection Queens service to find out once and for all. Not only will we inspect the whole property to find where the bed bugs reside, we will also properly remove them.


“Human inspection is only 25-30-% effective when it comes to pests like bed bugs since humans depend on their eyes to do the searching.”

-Control Exterminating


Discreet Bed Bug Inspections NYC

Plenty of pest control services in NYC offer complete bed bugs removal packages, but if they aren’t discrete, they risk hurting your business’ reputation. If it’s a commercial space, the consequences of having bed bugs can be very severe. 

Lawsuits have been filed in the past against hotels and restaurants that had bed bugs. Your business will face a massive drop in customer turnout, and in case of an inspection from civil authorities, you may even have to shut down your business temporarily.

As far as residential establishments are concerned, a rumor about bed bugs in your house can affect how your neighbors look at you. You shouldn’t be embarrassed about having bed bugs, anyone can get them, but they can be quite embarrassing to admit to having. By choosing Control Exterminating, you can forget your worries about neighbors or authorities coming to know about your situation. 

Call Today for Your Bed Bug Inspection NYC with our NYC Bed Bug Dogs!

We value your need for discretion. You can arrange the inspection at an optimal time when there aren’t many people around. Moreover, our vehicles don’t have tags on them, and our employees are well trained to handle questions from onlookers. 

We will not give you away. Our bed bug treatment offers you a few options, but choosing the right one makes all the difference.***

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