Is Something biting you?
Bed bugs feed exclusively on blood and prefer human blood. Bed bugs usually feed on bare skin while sleeping. People have various reactions to bed bug bites. Often the bite results in reddish, itchy welts.
You may come across bed bugs in almost any public place like hotels, schools, churches, offices etc. They are experts at hiding and are known to hitchhike inside luggage, purses, personal belongings, shoes or your clothing.
Bed bugs are able to crawl into very small crevices in and around the entire room, not just on the bed. for example their hiding places include bed frames, mattresses, box springs, upholstery, linens, behind pictures and wallpaper, electrical boxes, furniture crevices, wood trim, and lighting fixtures just to name a few.
What does a bed bug look like?
Bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped and do not have wings. They are mahogany when unfed but change to brown/red when full of blood. They have six legs, some short golden body hair and two antennae. It is important to note that the younger bed bugs can almost be too small for the naked eye to spot.
Typically, the first sign of a bed bug infestation is the appearance of small reddish or brownish spots on the linen and mattresses. These are bed bug fecal/blood spots.
Eggs and molt skins may also be visible. As a bed bug matures, it will molt or shed its skin 5 times before becoming an full grown adult. Roughly two months are required for a complete cycle from egg to mated adult bed bug.
CALL THE PROFESSIONALS!
Bed bugs are extremely difficult to eliminate. Most of the time, not only will do-it-yourself measures not work, they can end up costing your more in the long run. By not eliminating the problem quickly, you stand the chance of spreading them even more, therefore leading to wasted products and money, even more infested furniture, and higher treatment cost from the professionals.
Call Healthy Home Pest Control for an inspection of your home or business. Healthy Home will locate and identify the bed bugs. We will then apply the proper treatment to infested areas and provide any necessary follow-ups.
Healthy Home Pest Control will offer guidance on preventing future infestations.
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