Something has been sucking blood from your skin, and it’s not a tick! Bed bugs are parasitic insects known for feeding on animal and human blood–bed bugs can survive for more than a year without feeding! Though we cannot extinguish bed bugs world wide, Certified Termite and Pest Control wants to prevent you from getting bed bugs in your home.
Oval Shaped Insects
Have you spotted a reddish-brown insect crawling around your home, about 3/16 – 1/4 inches long? It’s definitely not a roach. Bed bugs may not be as long and disgusting as roaches, but do not be fooled by their harmless look because they can bite.
Bed Bugs Bite
Don’t let bed bugs bite you while you sleep, eat, watch TV, or travel. Bed bugs don’t have a preferred time to feed, they will bite as soon as they sense your heat. Bed bug bites may be mistaken with mosquito bites or rashes and usually do not require serious medical attention, but if you become seriously infected make sure to talk to a dermatologist.
Small Blood Stains On Your Bed Sheet
Do not ignore those unexplained brown spots on your bed sheets. Those funny spots are blood stains from being bitten and positive proof bed bugs are in your home. Look carefully through your pillow cover, the corner of your mattress, and under the bed frame. If you notice blood stains, get treatment for bed bugs before they control your sleeping schedule!
Small Cracks and Crevices
It’s easy to ignore bed bugs when we don’t see them. Their size allows them to hide in the seams of a bed, chairs, couches, curtains, and even in the head of a screw. Make sure to check in electronic appliances, such as the opening of a DVD player or the corners of the paper container from your printer.
Who’s Sleeping In Your Guest Room?
A bed bug is the last thing you want from a friend, but before you let a guest sleep in your home be cautious and ask them about their bed bug history. This will prevent you from having future pest problems. After your guest leaves, either wash the bedding on the hottest wash and dry setting or trash the used sheets right away.
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs
If you aren’t able to prevent bed bugs from infesting your home, contact a professional Pest Control exterminator. Our company, Certified Termite and Pest Control can give you a cost estimate after we inspect the infected area. Bed bugs don’t wait to bite, so don’t wait to call!
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