Pest Control in NJ, including Jersey City, Newark & Elizabeth.

Bedbug Extermination Jersey City, Newark, Paterson

Control Bed Bug Infestations in New Jersey

a bedbug found in a Perth Amboy home in NJ

Adult bed bugs are flat-bodied, reddish brown in color, and 5-7mm long.

During the past decade, we've seen a remarkable increase in the number of bedbug calls in New Jersey. Our colleagues in other parts of the country also report the same phenomenon.

In fact, the National Pest Management Association reports a 500 percent increase in bedbug numbers in the last few years.

If you have a bedbug problem in your home, Quest Crawl Space Systems would like to help! Call or e-mail for a bedbug inspection & extermination quote!

Our pest control service area includes the entire state of New Jersey, including Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Clifton, Toms River, Elizabeth, Edison, Passaic, East Orange, Union City.

Bedbug Control and Extermination

Once thought to have been essentially eliminated in the United States, bedbugs are now one of the most common pest complaints called in to exterminators from coast to coast.

Unfortunately, bedbugs are also one of the most difficult pests to control. These tiny insects come out at night to feed, but they hide during the day in any secluded crack or crevice that they can find. Baseboards, ceiling trim, night table drawers, tufts in mattresses and upholstered furniture, box springs, picture frames, electrical outlets, under edges of carpeting... it seems there's no place that these loathsome creatures won't hide.

Opinions differ as to why bedbugs have made such an astounding comeback in recent years. Some point to the increase in air travel to and from countries where bedbugs infestations are endemic, while others point to a shift in pest control techniques away from broad-spectrum sprays, to narrowly-targeted baits and gels that are effective against only a single insect. Most likely, both factors have played a role in the resurgence of bedbugs.

Bedbug Biology and Health Significance

Bedbugs are small, wingless, flattened insects who feed on blood. They reproduce at an impressive rate: Females lay anywhere from one to twelve eggs every day, depositing them in cracks, crevices, and other secluded areas near places where humans sleep. The eggs hatch a week or so later, and the nymphs set out looking for that unlucky human who will provide their first blood meal. Five molts, at least five more blood meals, and a month or so later, the nymphs become adults. The cycle continues.

In theory, bedbugs are suspected of being capable of vectoring several serious diseases including leprosy, leishmaniasis, relapsing fever, hepatitis B, and brucellosis; but there have been absolutely no documented cases of transmission of disease by bedbugs in North America as of this writing.

Bedbugs can, however, cause a localized rash that itches for several hours, and a few cases of anaphylaxis (serious allergic reactions) have been reported in susceptible individuals. In addition, bedbug infestations, which can number in the hundreds or even thousands of insects, impart a sickening odor to infested areas.

The City of Cincinnati has an excellent video about bedbugs. (Long download -- please be patient.)

Bedbug Do's and Don'ts

slide of a bedbug taken from a home in Elizabeth NJ

If you believe you have a bedbug problem, there are some things you definitely should and should NOT do. For example:

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Serving NJ including the Greater Newark area
Our New Jersey Service Area
Cities in Atlantic County, NJ
Absecon
Atlantic City
Brigantine
Buena
Cologne
Dorothy
Egg Harbor City
Egg Harbor Township
Elwood
Estell Manor
Hammonton
Landisville
Leeds Point
Linwood
Longport
Margate City
Mays Landing
Milmay
Minotola
Mizpah
Newtonville
Northfield
Oceanville
Pleasantville
Pomona
Port Republic
Richland
Somers Point
Ventnor City

Cities in Bergen County, NJ
Allendale
Alpine
Bergenfield
Bogota
Carlstadt
Cliffside Park
Closter
Cresskill
Demarest
Dumont
East Rutherford
Edgewater
Elmwood Park
Emerson
Englewood
Englewood Cliffs
Fair Lawn
Fairview
Fort Lee
Franklin Lakes
Garfield
Glen Rock
Hackensack
Harrington Park
Hasbrouck Heights
Haworth
Hillsdale
Ho Ho Kus
Leonia
Little Ferry
Lodi
Lyndhurst
Mahwah
Maywood
Midland Park
Montvale
Moonachie
New Milford
North Arlington
Northvale
Norwood
Oakland
Oradell
Palisades Park
Paramus
Park Ridge
Ramsey
Ridgefield
Ridgefield Park
Ridgewood
River Edge
Rochelle Park
Rutherford
Saddle Brook
Saddle River
South Hackensack
Teaneck
Tenafly
Teterboro
Township Of Washington
Waldwick
Wallington
Westwood
Wood Ridge
Woodcliff Lake
Wyckoff

Cities in Burlington County, NJ
Beverly
Birmingham
Bordentown
Browns Mills
Burlington
Chatsworth
Chesterfield
Columbus
Cookstown
Delanco
Delran
Florence
Hainesport
Jobstown
Joint Base Mdl
Juliustown
Lumberton
Maple Shade
Marlton
Medford
Medford Lakes
Moorestown
Mount Holly
Mount Laurel
New Gretna
New Lisbon
Palmyra
Pemberton
Rancocas
Riverside
Riverton
Roebling
Shamong
Southampton
Tabernacle
Vincentown
Willingboro
Wrightstown

Cities in Camden County, NJ
Atco
Audubon
Barrington
Bellmawr
Berlin
Blackwood
Camden
Cedar Brook
Cherry Hill
Clementon
Collingswood
Gibbsboro
Glendora
Gloucester City
Haddon Heights
Haddon Township
Haddonfield
Lawnside
Magnolia
Merchantville
Mount Ephraim
Oaklyn
Pennsauken
Runnemede
Sicklerville
Somerdale
Stratford
Voorhees
Waterford Works
West Berlin
Winslow

Cities in Cape May County, NJ
Avalon
Cape May
Cape May Court House
Cape May Point
Dennisville
Goshen
Green Creek
Marmora
Ocean City
Ocean View
Rio Grande
Sea Isle City
South Dennis
South Seaville
Stone Harbor
Strathmere
Tuckahoe
Villas
Whitesboro
Wildwood
Woodbine

Cities in Cumberland County, NJ
Bridgeton
Cedarville
Deerfield Street
Delmont
Dividing Creek
Dorchester
Fairton
Fortescue
Greenwich
Heislerville
Leesburg
Mauricetown
Millville
Newport
Port Elizabeth
Port Norris
Rosenhayn
Shiloh
Vineland

Cities in Essex County, NJ
Belleville
Bloomfield
Caldwell
Cedar Grove
East Orange
Essex Fells
Fairfield
Glen Ridge
Irvington
Livingston
Maplewood
Millburn
Montclair
Newark
Nutley
Orange
Roseland
Short Hills
South Orange
Verona
West Orange

Cities in Gloucester County, NJ
Bridgeport
Clarksboro
Clayton
Deptford
Ewan
Franklinville
Gibbstown
Glassboro
Grenloch
Harrisonville
Malaga
Mantua
Mickleton
Mount Royal
Mullica Hill
National Park
Newfield
Paulsboro
Pitman
Richwood
Sewell
South Harrison Township
Swedesboro
Thorofare
Wenonah
Westville
Williamstown
Woodbury
Woodbury Heights

Cities in Hudson County, NJ
Bayonne
Harrison
Hoboken
Jersey City
Kearny
North Bergen
Secaucus
Union City
Weehawken
West New York

Cities in Hunterdon County, NJ
Annandale
Asbury
Baptistown
Bloomsbury
Califon
Clinton
Flemington
Frenchtown
Glen Gardner
Hampton
High Bridge
Lambertville
Lebanon
Little York
Milford
Oldwick
Pittstown
Pottersville
Quakertown
Readington
Ringoes
Rosemont
Sergeantsville
Stanton
Stockton
Three Bridges
Whitehouse
Whitehouse Station

Cities in Mercer County, NJ
Hightstown
Hopewell
Lawrence Township
Pennington
Princeton
Princeton Junction
Titusville
Trenton
West Windsor
Windsor

Cities in Middlesex County, NJ
Avenel
Carteret
Colonia
Cranbury
Dayton
Dunellen
East Brunswick
Edison
Fords
Helmetta
Highland Park
Iselin
Keasbey
Kendall Park
Metuchen
Middlesex
Milltown
Monmouth Junction
Monroe Township
New Brunswick
North Brunswick
Old Bridge
Parlin
Perth Amboy
Piscataway
Plainsboro
Port Reading
Sayreville
Sewaren
South Amboy
South Plainfield
South River
Spotswood
Woodbridge

Cities in Monmouth County, NJ
Adelphia
Allenhurst
Allentown
Allenwood
Asbury Park
Atlantic Highlands
Avon By The Sea
Belford
Belmar
Bradley Beach
Brielle
Cliffwood
Colts Neck
Cream Ridge
Deal
Eatontown
Englishtown
Fair Haven
Farmingdale
Fort Monmouth
Freehold
Hazlet
Highlands
Holmdel
Howell
Imlaystown
Keansburg
Keyport
Leonardo
Lincroft
Little Silver
Long Branch
Manasquan
Marlboro
Matawan
Middletown
Millstone Township
Monmouth Beach
Morganville
Navesink
Neptune
Oakhurst
Ocean Grove
Oceanport
Port Monmouth
Red Bank
Roosevelt
Rumson
Sea Girt
Shrewsbury
Spring Lake
Tennent
West Long Branch
Wickatunk

Cities in Morris County, NJ
Boonton
Brookside
Budd Lake
Butler
Cedar Knolls
Chatham
Chester
Convent Station
Denville
Dover
East Hanover
Flanders
Florham Park
Gillette
Green Village
Hibernia
Ironia
Kenvil
Lake Hiawatha
Lake Hopatcong
Landing
Ledgewood
Lincoln Park
Long Valley
Madison
Mendham
Millington
Mine Hill
Montville
Morris Plains
Morristown
Mount Arlington
Mount Freedom
Mount Tabor
Mountain Lakes
Netcong
New Vernon
Parsippany
Pequannock
Picatinny Arsenal
Pine Brook
Pompton Plains
Randolph
Riverdale
Rockaway
Schooleys Mountain
Stirling
Succasunna
Towaco
Wharton
Whippany

Cities in Ocean County, NJ
Barnegat
Barnegat Light
Bayville
Beach Haven
Beachwood
Brick
Forked River
Island Heights
Jackson
Lakehurst
Lakewood
Lanoka Harbor
Lavallette
Little Egg Harbor Twp
Manahawkin
Manchester Township
Mantoloking
New Egypt
Normandy Beach
Ocean Gate
Pine Beach
Point Pleasant Beach
Seaside Heights
Seaside Park
Toms River
Tuckerton
Waretown
West Creek

Cities in Passaic County, NJ
Bloomingdale
Clifton
Haledon
Haskell
Hawthorne
Hewitt
Little Falls
Newfoundland
Oak Ridge
Passaic
Paterson
Pompton Lakes
Ringwood
Totowa
Wanaque
Wayne
West Milford

Cities in Salem County, NJ
Alloway
Deepwater
Elmer
Hancocks Bridge
Monroeville
Norma
Pedricktown
Penns Grove
Pennsville
Quinton
Salem
Woodstown

Cities in Somerset County, NJ
Basking Ridge
Bedminster
Belle Mead
Bernardsville
Blawenburg
Bound Brook
Bridgewater
Far Hills
Flagtown
Franklin Park
Gladstone
Hillsborough
Kingston
Liberty Corner
Lyons
Manville
Martinsville
Neshanic Station
Peapack
Pluckemin
Raritan
Rocky Hill
Skillman
Somerset
Somerville
South Bound Brook
Warren
Watchung
Zarephath

Cities in Sussex County, NJ
Andover
Augusta
Branchville
Franklin
Glasser
Glenwood
Greendell
Hamburg
Highland Lakes
Hopatcong
Lafayette
Layton
Mc Afee
Middleville
Montague
Newton
Ogdensburg
Sparta
Stanhope
Stillwater
Stockholm
Sussex
Swartswood
Tranquility
Vernon
Wallpack Center

Cities in Union County, NJ
Berkeley Heights
Clark
Cranford
Elizabeth
Elizabethport
Fanwood
Garwood
Hillside
Kenilworth
Linden
Mountainside
New Providence
Plainfield
Rahway
Roselle
Roselle Park
Scotch Plains
Springfield
Summit
Union
Vauxhall
Westfield

Cities in Warren County, NJ
Allamuchy
Belvidere
Blairstown
Broadway
Buttzville
Changewater
Columbia
Delaware
Great Meadows
Hackettstown
Hope
Johnsonburg
Oxford
Phillipsburg
Port Murray
Stewartsville
Vienna
Washington

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