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Why choose us?

      • We are 100% dedicated to bed bug extermination . That is pretty much all we do !
      • Free Pest Identification
      • Unmatched value if your consider what we offer
      • We work around your schedule
      • Highly experienced in dealing with rental units protecting both residents and owners
      • Our specialized equipment allows to minimize bed bug migration between adjoining apartments , saving you $$$
      • Our company structure and use of technology translate to your savings $$$
      • Owner present at ALL treatment sites
      • Absolutely No "Spray and Pray" approach
      • Only the most effective well tested and safe methods
      • K&A Pest Control had been offering bed bug extermination longer than most companies
      • 6 month guarantee
      • Full site preparation
      • We can safely treat EVERY item that is infected including electronics , shoes , books etc.
      • Extensive use of bed bug monitoring and trapping devices eliminates need for unnecessary treatments
      • We can save ANY piece of infested furniture saving you $100s or $1000s
      • Often times we are hired to do where services of other companies failed . Why pay twice ?
      • We use highly specialized equipment to treat any situation including wall voids
      • We use our knowledge and experience to limit amount of laundry you will have to do
      • Two follow up visits to make sure the treatment is successful
      • You don't have to leave your house
      • Immediate 95% bed bug population reduction the very first day !
      • Since vast majority of pesticides don't work at all on bed bugs we use 100% effective and 100% safe mechanical and thermal methods
      • On going 7 days a week 24/7 support
      • Hundreds of successful treatments every year .
      • Vast experience and knowledge supported by highest Bed Bug Free accreditation
      • Licensed and insured in RI and Mass
      • We speak multiple languages
      • Our service vehicles will arrived unmarked so you don't have to avoid your neighbors
      • We treat single and multifamily homes as well as apartment complexes , offices and vehicles

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Bed Bug Extermination Services

We are the best bed bug extermination service in RI and Mass. Today it seems every pest control company wants to get involved in bed bug extermination, which wasn't the case over ten years ago when we dedicated ourselves to killing bed bugs and when bed bugs started again after 40 plus years, to become a problem. All other pest companies providing bed bug control will use one method only. Most will rely on pesticide treatment exclusively, and literally one will offer heat treatment only. We encourage you to visit independent research sites provided by entomology departments ( the science of insects ) offered by Purdue University or Kentucky University rather than rely on claims made by pest control company or pesticide manufacturer. Compare our bed bug extermination methods to methods other companies use. Which one is more consistent with the independent research of scientists who dedicated their career to pest control? It is more important to perform bed bug control right than right away, therefore, do your homework before you commit your hard earned money.

Why hire K&A Pest Control to exterminate bed bugs?


From the very early days we have made a decision to become the best specialty bed bug detection, and extermination company in RI and Mass. Before our services were offered, we have gone through a very detailed training provided by bed bug industry leader Jeff White working with Bed Bug Central earning a coveted BED BUG FREE accreditation years before other local companies even started treating for bed bugs. Many of our today's competitors for years refused to offer bed bug service due to lack of knowledge , experience and let's be frank , in their opinion it simply takes too much effort.

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To further our knowledge and commitment , we continue participating in bed bug related seminars offered through National Pest Management Association, which we have been a member of for many years. To better serve our clients we constantly evaluate new pesticides and devices aiming at elimination of bed bugs.




Our bed bug service consists of full site preparation, and three treatments scheduled approx 14 days apart ( based on bed bug life cycle ) and a full 6 month guarantee. As indicated earlier bed bugs are highly resistant to existing pesticides and develop immunity to new pesticides within two generations . For that reason we don’t limit our bed bug treatment protocol to one product or the other, but rather use every effective tool available.



Starting with mechanical methods like encasements for your bed and box spring, which eliminate all eggs and live bed bugs by encapsulation (chemical treatment on your mattress is legally prohibited), through use of dry steam at very high temperatures ( kills all life stages and eggs on contact ). These encasements also allow for much better monitoring and detection. Bed bugs simply cannot adopt to mechanical methods which is why we use them.



Trapping/monitoring devices we use , keep trapping bed bugs 24/7 , 365 days a year providing invaluable information in regards to direction in which bed bugs are moving as well as progress of the bed bug treatment. Bed bugs are highly susceptible to extreme temperatures, which is why we use high output, specialized for bed bug extermination , commercial dry steam generators to treat any area in which bed bug activity is detected.




To further our knowledge and commitment , we continue participating in bed bug related seminars offered through National Pest Management Association, which we have been a member of for many years. To better serve our clients we constantly evaluate new pesticides and devices aiming at elimination of bed bugs.




Our bed bug service consists of full site preparation, and three treatments scheduled approx 14 days apart ( based on bed bug life cycle ) and a full 6 month guarantee. As indicated earlier bed bugs are highly resistant to existing pesticides and develop immunity to new pesticides within two generations . For that reason we don’t limit our bed bug treatment protocol to one product or the other, but rather use every effective tool available.



Starting with mechanical methods like encasements for your bed and box spring, which eliminate all eggs and live bed bugs by encapsulation (chemical treatment on your mattress is legally prohibited), through use of dry steam at very high temperatures ( kills all life stages and eggs on contact ). These encasements also allow for much better monitoring and detection. Bed bugs simply cannot adopt to mechanical methods which is why we use them.



Trapping/monitoring devices we use , keep trapping bed bugs 24/7 , 365 days a year providing invaluable information in regards to direction in which bed bugs are moving as well as progress of the bed bug treatment. Bed bugs are highly susceptible to extreme temperatures, which is why we use high output, specialized for bed bug extermination , commercial dry steam generators to treat any area in which bed bug activity is detected.



To provide ongoing, residual protection we use variety of dusts which have a unique way of removing the protective layer on bed bug’s body and absorbing its body fluids leading to 100% bed bug mortality within 24 hours .

We also offer specialized treatment for items like electronics, shoes, books, pocketbooks that cannot be treated using methods discussed earlier. Approximately 95% of work is performed during our first visit and 95% of infestation will be eliminated during that day. In most cases two visits suffice but we will schedule a third one to make sure the treatment was successful. The whole treatment is guaranteed for 6 months!

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How do I know I have a bed bug infestation?


Identifying a bed bug.

An adult bed bug is around 3/8 of an inch in length, dark brown, resembling in size, shape, and color an apple seed. Between blood meals bed bug will be very flat and after feeding it will expand its normal width as much as 8 times.

Before bed bug can reach adulthood it must go through five growth stages ( instars ) and each time it matures from one instar to the next it must shed its skin ( exuvia ) very much like a lobster would. It is important to note that before that happens bed bug must take a blood meal.

The younger the bed bugs are, the more difficult they are to find due to its size and the fact that the first two instars are almost colorless. They develop a light brown and later on dark brown color as they feed on you.

How to find bed bugs?



Once you know what bed bugs look like you might attempt to find them. Start with your bed as bed bugs will try to live as close to their host ( next blood meal ) as possible. The harborage area or nesting place will not be in the open or flat surface. Bed bug's most common hiding places are in cracks and crevices. If you are examining your mattress look around the piping on the edges and between any folds your mattress may have. Next, proceed to your box spring, which will have infinitely more places for bed bugs to hide. Most frequently you will find them wedged inside the plastic corner protectors as well as the area on the bottom side where the lining fabric is stapled to the box spring. Peel back the very edge of that lining all around the box spring with your fingers and look for live bed bugs, exuvia or the eggs. The eggs are pale white, oval in shape resembling a grain of rice but smaller and oval at both ends. If you did not find anything so far but the lining on the bottom has been damaged you should remove it completely and examine the inside of the box spring. If you have a headboard attached to your bed frame you should examine both sides as well.

Locating telltale evidence of bed bugs presence is much easier than finding a bed bug itself. Look for fecal stains which are dark brown or black, resembling a mark that a black Sharpie pen would make, on your sheets, blankets, and pillows. Bed bug defecates very shortly after they feed on your blood, hence, you will find most of these stains right on or near your bed. Look for blood stains as well, which will be red or light brown and size of pencil eraser. Under normal conditions, bed bugs will feed every 5-6 days. They must feed and shed their skin in order to grow into the next life stage. An adult female may produce as many as 250 eggs in her lifetime.

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Why hire best bed bug exterminator you can find?


You might be inclined to try bed bug extermination by yourself. Please don't. Virtually all of the surveyed exterminators who dealt with bed bugs agree that this is the most challenging insect their ever dealt with. There are many reasons for that starting with the terrifying fact that vast majority of bed bugs are highly resistant to pesticides. Yes, the "Spray and Pray" approach simply does not work here. Small bed bug infestations are very difficult and time-consuming to detect even to a trained technician, resulting in a "false negative" while the infestation develops and spreads into adjoining rooms or apartments.

Consider the fact that the normal life cycle from an egg through all five instars, then adult bed bug to the new egg, takes about 75 days under normal conditions where temperatures are around 68 degrees F. When temperatures reach 78 degrees, that time span can be shortened to as little as 14 days. That means bed bugs will be baiting and feeding every single day and in the same span of 75 days, you will have 5 times as many bed bugs. We mentioned earlier that each bed bug can produce as many as 250 eggs in its life time, and that is a true BED BUG POPULATION EXPLOSION!

After all, do you want to pay for it multiple times?


The "pesticide only" approach simply does not work neither does heat only method. Heat treatment where high output electric heaters are placed in your house ( there should be at least one in each room ) and the temperature is raised to about 115 Degrees F for at least couple of hours. That method does not take into account the fact that your house will not heat uniformly due to "heat sinks " or colder areas which give bed bugs plenty of time to move there for safety.

The majority of the housing in New England is older, not very well insulated and has aged electrical system. The electric heaters draw a very large current which blows electric fuses and circuit breakers.

Even if used in newer structure, assuming highly unlikely hypothetical that process managed to kill all of the bed bugs and eggs, bed bugs are phenomenal hitchhikers and are often transported on clothing, shoes, pocketbooks and even wallets ( yes, we have seen it ) so if you leave your home with even one bed bug on you or in your car, the whole nightmare starts all over.

You get one shot and that is it. The ambient heat process is flawed, which is why you see a number of service trailers full of heating equipment for resale in industry magazines. The average cost of heat treatment well exceeds our guaranteed, well-proven treatment protocol.

How to start bed bug elimination?


You can start by calling K&A Pest Control at 401 536-9550. From the very first phone call, you will deal directly with a highly knowledgeable and experienced bed bug control person. He will collect all relevant information ( single or multi-family, the number of bedrooms, when was the problem first detected ). In situations where you are not sure if it is a bed bug problem, we might ask you forward to us a photo of captured insect or sometimes a picture of a bite site to narrow it down and provide a proper insect identification.

If the inspection is needed we will schedule it promptly. Over the years we have done thousands of bed bug identifications, hence, our experience is on your side.

If a bed bug infestation is confirmed a treatment protocol will be created for your particular situation as circumstances may vary. At the day of the treatment, we will arrive in unmarked vehicles so your property will not become the "talk of the town". In the vast majority of the cases, you will not be required to leave the house for a day or even hours. We will treat one room at a time and you will have full access to it within an hour of completion.

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Other FAQ For Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm to 7mm (roughly the size of Lincoln’s head on a penny), and can live several months without a blood meal.

Where are bed bugs found?

Bed bugs are found across the globe from North and South America, to Africa, Asia and Europe. Although the presence of bed bugs has traditionally been seen as a problem in developing countries, it has recently been spreading rapidly in parts of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other parts of Europe. Bed bugs have been found in five-star hotels and resorts and their presence is not determined by the cleanliness of the living conditions where they are found.

Bed bug infestations usually occur around or near the areas where people sleep. These areas include apartments, shelters, rooming houses, hotels, cruise ships, buses, trains, and dorm rooms. They hide during the day in places such as seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, dresser tables, inside cracks or crevices, behind wallpaper, or any other clutter or objects around a bed. Bed bugs have been shown to be able to travel over 100 feet in a night but tend to live within 8 feet of where people sleep.

Do bed bugs spread disease?

Bed bugs are not known to spread disease. Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep. Sometimes the itching can lead to excessive scratching that can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection.

What health risks do bed bugs pose?

A bed bug bite affects each person differently. Bite responses can range from an absence of any physical signs of the bite, to a small bite mark, to a serious allergic reaction. Bed bugs are not considered to be dangerous; however, an allergic reaction to several bites may need medical attention.

What are the signs and symptoms of a bed bug infestation?

One of the easiest ways to identify a bed bug infestation is by the tell-tale bite marks on the face, neck, arms, hands, or any other body parts while sleeping. However, these bite marks may take as long as 14 days to develop in some people so it is important to look for other clues when determining if bed bugs have infested an area. These signs include:

  • the bed bugs’ exoskeletons after molting,
  • bed bugs in the fold of mattresses and sheets,
  • rusty–colored blood spots due to their blood-filled fecal material that they excrete on the mattress or nearby furniture, and
  • a sweet musty odor.

 

How do I know if I’ve been bitten by a bed bug?

It is hard to tell if you’ve been bitten by a bed bug unless you find bed bugs or signs of infestation. When bed bugs bite, they inject an anesthetic and an anticoagulant that prevents a person from realizing they are being bitten. Most people do not realize they have been bitten until bite marks appear anywhere from one to several days after the initial bite. The bite marks are similar to that of a mosquito or a flea — a slightly swollen and red area that may itch and be irritating. The bite marks may be random or appear in a straight line. Other symptoms of bed bug bites include insomnia, anxiety, and skin problems that arise from profuse scratching of the bites.

Because bed bug bites affect everyone differently, some people may have no reaction and will not develop bite marks or any other visible signs of being bitten. Other people may be allergic to the bed bugs and can react adversely to the bites. These allergic symptoms can include enlarged bite marks, painful swellings at the bite site, and, on rare occasions, anaphylaxis.

How did I get bed bugs?

Bed bugs are experts at hiding. Their slim flat bodies allow them to fit into the smallest of spaces and stay there for long periods of time, even without a blood meal. Bed bugs are usually transported from place to place as people travel. The bed bugs travel in the seams and folds of luggage, overnight bags, folded clothes, bedding, furniture, and anywhere else where they can hide. Most people do not realize they are transporting stow-away bed bugs as they travel from location to location, infecting areas as they travel.

Who is at risk for getting bed bugs?

Everyone is at risk for getting bed bugs when visiting an infected area. However, anyone who travels frequently and shares living and sleeping quarters where other people have previously slept has a higher risk of being bitten and or spreading a bed bug infestation.

How are bed bugs treated and prevented?

Bed bug bites usually do not pose a serious medical threat. The best way to treat a bite is to avoid scratching the area and apply antiseptic creams or lotions and take an antihistamine. Bed bug infestations are commonly treated by insecticide spraying. If you suspect that you have an infestation, contact your landlord or professional pest control company that is experienced with treating bed bugs. The best way to prevent bed bugs is regular inspection for the signs of an infestation.

Bed Bugs Health Risks

 

Bed Bug infestation is a rising epidemic in America, and is quickly becoming a major problem detrimental to public health. With the infestation rates at an all-time high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlight emerging physical and mental public health issues as well as economic consequences associated with the bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) in communities throughout the United States.

Although bed bugs do not transmit infectious disease in the same ways as mosquitos and ticks spread West Nile virus, malaria, or lime disease, there are, however, numerous health risks associated with the bed bugs bites and infestation.

Allergy

Some people may experience mild or severe allergic reaction to the bites of bed bugs, much like some individual’s reaction to bee or hornet stings.  Hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis) to the bed bug bites in some people may lead to anaphylactic shock which is extremely dangerous and life threatening.  One needs to seek an immediate medical attention in such cases.

Infection

Although bed bugs are not generally known to spread any blood transmitted pathogens, their bites, however, can be very itchy and when scratched one can easily introduce germs into the wound.  Since bed bugs usually attack at night, you can scratch yourself spontaneously during your sleep and thus infect the bite site.  Also, if a bed bug bites you in a hotel, or just crawls next to you and you in your sleep pop its full of someone else’s blood body, who knows who its prior prey was and what kind of diseases that person had!

Insomnia

Bed bugs can keep you awake all night, thus depriving you night sleep and exhausting you physically and mentally.  Some people describe their experience with bed bugs as the worst thing that has ever happened to them in their lives, when they felt completely drained out and worthless.

A person residing  within an infested home will often begin to suffer from the effects of insomnia which include but are not limited to anxiety, irritability, inability to focus, depression, loss of appetite, and in some cases psychosis.

Stress and Depression

Constant sleep deprivation combined with itchiness and unsightly reddish bumps and scabs on your skin results in stress and, if left untreated, can lead to depression and immune system weakening.

Latent Illnesses

In turn, weakening your immune system may lead to manifestation of other latent illnesses or illnesses being in a remission.

Social Isolation

If your place is infested with bed bugs, not only you suffer physically and emotionally, you become socially isolated.  People stop coming to your place, or send their kids to your place to play with your kids in fear of bringing back to their houses those pesky and disgusting bed bugs.  You also stop going to other people places feeling guilty of possibility inadvertently contaminating unsuspecting people houses or apartments.

Keep in mind, that when bed bugs infestation occurs, it’s not going to be a random one time bite attack; they are going to “eat” you methodically, every night.  There will be no place to hide, and there is no other treatment except complete extermination.