At Cooper, we provide bed bug elimination services to NJ and PA residents and to commercial market segments.
Cooper Pest Control is the recognized national leader on the subject of bed bugs and for the treatment of bed bugs. Cooper regularly holds weekly bed bug classes and boot camps for other pest management companies, while also developing cutting-edge products for the treatment and prevention of bed bugs. If you suspect a bed bug problem in your home, please do not hesitate to call Cooper at or fill out our form.
Why should I be concerned with Bed Bugs? Bed Bugs, unlike other insects that feed on blood, have never been proven to transmit disease to humans. However, bed bugs bites can cause itchy red welts in some people and are often confused with poison ivy or an allergic reaction of some kind. Many people also find the presence of bed bugs distressing and may have trouble sleeping. Some people even misuse pesticides and attempt other home remedies trying to rid their homes of bed bugs, which can be dangerous since they are also ineffective.
What do bed bugs look like? Adults are small, brownish insects, just under a ¼” long and are relatively flat. They are nearly as wide as they are long, and oval in shape. Immature bed bugs (nymphs) resemble the adults but are much smaller and lighter in color. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent and are no bigger than a pinhead (1 mm).
How will I know if I have bed bugs? The most reliable way to confirm you have bed bugs is to contact Cooper Pest Solutions to identify a sample collected from your home. However, there are key warning signs that you may have an infestation:
If I think I have an infestation, what should I do? Upon discovering an infestation, immediately contact Cooper Pest Control to evaluate your problem. You should AVOID discarding bedding and mattresses as this can spread the infestation throughout the house and new furniture can quickly become infested. Also, AVOID attempting to resolve the issue yourself as improper treatment could spread the problem throughout and increase costs to eliminate the problem.
How does Cooper eliminate bed bug infestations? Bed Bugs are incredibly difficult to get rid of, and it is almost impossible to accomplish without the help of a professional. Since Bed Bugs are capable of going months at a time without eating, it can be hard to tell if you have truly eliminated the problem without confirmation from an expert. Bed Bugs can be killed when they are exposed to very high temperatures (roughly 135 °F), by structural fumigation, and by some pesticides. Leaving your home or sleeping somewhere other than your bed will not get rid of bed bugs and often will cause them to spread to new areas.
Cooper Pest Solutions is equipped to carry out every step of the bed bug elimination process from proactive measures to treating with chemicals, steam, and heat. Cooper′s highly skilled representatives and technicians will inspect your home for signs of a bed bug infestation and determine the severity of the infestation. Treatment will be carried out according to the needs of your particular situation. Unlike other companies, Cooper′s treatments do not require prep on your part.
How soon can you get here? At Cooper Pest Solutions, our goal is to provide fast, convenient service, with the peace of mind that you are in good hands. We understand that pest problems can be stressful and overwhelming, so we strive to have one of our representatives meet with you the same day or very next day.
Is the treatment environmentally friendly? There are many eco-friendly options available for bed bug control. In addition, all products used by Cooper Pest Solutions are EPA registered for pest control use. Our highly trained pest control professionals will follow all appropriate label requirements in an effort to keep pets and humans safe.
How can I prevent Bed Bugs in the future? The two best ways to keep from introducing bed bugs into your home are avoiding the purchase of second hand furniture and bedding and avoiding travel. Of course, it is not always possible to avoid traveling, but there are precautions you can take when you do that will reduce your risk of bringing bed bugs home, including things such as making sure that you put all of you clothing through the dryer before re-introducing it to your home after travel.