Bed bugs are one of the most dreaded pests around, and it’s easy to understand why. These tiny, flat parasites feed on the blood of sleeping animals and humans. Moreover, bed bugs can be especially difficult to get rid of once they are brought into your home. Female bed bugs lay 5 eggs a day, and a total of 500 in lifetime. Therefore bed bugs infestations can grow quickly, and should be treated by a professional as soon as possible.
Bed Bug Infestations:
Bed bugs cannot fly, and are typically carried into your home from luggage, furniture, or other personal belongs. Be wary of bringing used furniture into your home without careful inspection. Frequent travellers should be especially alert to early signs of bed bugs in the home, as bed bugs can sneak home within luggage and clothing.
How to spot them:
You probably won’t notice bed bug bites until start to look for them, because the initial bites are painless and take may several days to become visible. When you do notice the bites, they may itch and will appear as a red spots, often in a straight line. Many bed bug problems aren’t immediately visible, but in order to do a visual inspection, check linens, upholstery and thoroughly throughout the mattress and bedding for evidence of bugs, eggs, or molted skins.
What to do:
Bed bugs infestations are always best left to the professionals! Attempts at do-it-yourself bed bug extermination waste time, money, and often complicate the problem.
The best defense against bed bugs is prevention, and this is easily achieved in rooms which have not yet been infected. A common mistake people make when finding bed bugs is immediately carrying mattresses or couches out of the house to be thrown away. By moving this furniture, you are giving the bedbugs a free trip through new parts of your home where they couldn’t otherwise spread!
Bed bugs can affect even the cleanest, best maintained homes, but they are extremely difficult to eliminate without the help of experience pest control professionals. If you think you have a bed bug infestation, call Quality Pest Control for an evaluation. If bugs are found, we offer effective Omaha pest control solutions and, in many cases, we can offer a written guarantee!