Who knew that a small, oval and brown bug could wreak so much havoc on mankind? Bed bugs are small insects that feed off the blood of animals and humans. These bugs are small, about the size of an apple seed and don’t have the ability to fly. Even though they don’t fly, they move quickly if they are trying to find the right hiding place during the day. No one wants to have a bed bug infestation. They leave you with irritating bites and have a stigma for infesting dirty places. Pre-Empt Pest Control is here to share some signs that you could be dealing with a bed bug infestation at your home.
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?
Even though these bugs are associated with dirty places, they are often found in immaculate homes and hotel rooms. They are nocturnal creatures which means that they only come out when the sun is down to find their next meal. Bed bugs have such a small, flat body that they can easily fit into small spaces. That includes cracks of couches, behind wall hangings, underneath mattresses and any other space that is about the width of a credit card. One place people don’t think to check for bed bugs is behind the headboard. This is a place they commonly will hide out during the day.
Signs of Bed Bug Infestation
The biggest sign you have a bed bug infestation is when you wake up from sleeping to find that you have itchy bites on your body. This can especially be true if you have been traveling recently or have just gotten any new furniture of any kind. Other signs that you have an infestation problem include the following:
– Blood stains on your sheets.
– Rusty looking spots on your furniture or on your sheets. This is dried blood and is often mistaken for something else.
– Bits of bed bug exoskeletons as they mature and shed their skin. You can find them in your bed or around your home.
– You can smell a musty odor. This comes from the bugs’ scent glands and is only present when you have a severe infestation.
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It can be nearly impossible to get rid of bed bugs without professional help. They multiply at an alarming rate, and are experts at hiding out of sight. Because they can live up to one year without a meal, trying to get rid of them can be an especially difficult task. This is where the pest professionals at Pre-Empt Pest Control come into play. We have extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with bed bug infestations and can eliminate them from your home. We know how invasive these pests are, even though they don’t carry diseases, and will do everything in our power to get rid of them for you. Call us today!