What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs

Anderson’s Bed Bug Treatment Overview:

The following is a brief description of bed bug characteristics and habits, Anderson’s inspection process and the Anderson solution.

Rendering of Bed Bug


Actual Size: 3/16″
Bed bugs are small reddish-brown insects about the size of an apple seed. This flat insect hides near sleeping areas and feeds primarily on the blood of humans. Bed bugs are one of the most annoying pests that plague people and can be difficult to eliminate. There have been no reports of disease being transmitted by bed bugs.


    • Bed bugs are VERY elusive, transient, and nocturnal pests.
    • The first sign of a bed bug infestation is typically bites on the skin or the appearance of small brownish dots on the bed.
    • Bed bugs gain access to people through used furniture and bedding, luggage or other objects that move from place to place, or through pipes shared by neighboring apartments or hotel rooms.
    • Bed bugs can live for a year or longer without a blood meal.
    • Bed bug bites may be undetected on people who have been bitten. Welt-like swelling in a straight line on the skin of the bite victim may occur.

The Anderson Inspection

Your Anderson technician will:

        • Thoroughly inspect beds, couches, chairs and other areas of your home.
        • Look for evidence of activity to treat for bed bugs.
        • Instruct you how to prepare your bedroom(s) for treatment after bed bug activity has been confirmed.

The Anderson Solution

Your Anderson technician will:

          • Treat wall outlets, baseboards, and door and window frames.
          • Treat headboard, mattress, boxspring, and bed frame.
          • Treat upholstered furniture.
          • Treat behind wall hanging items.
          • Treat nightstands, furniture, and closets.
          • Create a full report describing the treatment and how you can protect your home or facility from further infestations.
          • Perform follow up service 7-10 days after the initial service.