Early detection of bed bugs in your home is key to preventing an infestation. Bed bugs are small, brownish insects that feed on blood. They are often found in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards. Signs of bed bugs include blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases, small brownish or reddish spots on your bedding, and/or a sweet, musty smell. If you suspect you have bed bugs, call a pest control professional to have your home inspected.In this blog we’ll go over the possess A1 uses to detect and get rid of bothersome bed bugs.
In this blog, you’ll learn:
- Why It’s Important to detect bed bugs early
- How you can easily identify bed bugs
- A few of the symptoms bed bugs cause unsuspecting families
- How A1 Exterminators can help you get rid of bed bugs in your home
Why It’s Important To Detect Bed Bugs Early
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Early detection is key for successful bed bug control and prevention of a major infestation. Professional exterminator intervention is a must to control the problem. Bed bugs are small, cryptic and agile.
They prefer to hide close to where they feed, if necessary, they will crawl several feet to obtain a meal. Initial infestations tend to be around beds, but the bugs eventually may become scattered throughout the bedroom, occupying any crevice or protected location. Bed bugs are hitchhikers they don’t necessarily need a bedroom to find a meal. They have been found in in schools, movie theaters, college dorms, nursing homes and even hospitals.
If you’re scared you have bed bugs, we can help. Is your family itching and waking up with red marks on their arms or back? Contact A1 Exterminators for fast Bed Bug Control
Bed Bug Control: How To identify Bed Bugs & Take Action Fast
If you think you have bed bugs, there are a few things you can do to identify them. First, look for signs of them in your bedding. This includes small brown stains on your sheets or mattress, as well as finding small brown bugs crawling around. You can also look for their bite marks, which are small, red, raised bumps on your skin. If you see any of these signs, it’s important to call a professional to come and take a look.
Your first steps after identifying bed bugs:
- Contact A1 Exterminators immediately for a home inspection
- Use hot water to clean your bedding and linens
- Take down any curtains or loose fabric you may have lying around your home
- After cleaning the linens with hot water, dry them using your home dryer
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
What Do Bed Bugs Feed On?
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are reddish-brown in color, oval in shape, and about 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch in size. Bed bugs are not able to fly, but they can move quickly over surfaces. Bed bugs typically feed at night, but they will also feed during the day if their host is sleeping.
Where Do Bed Bugs Live?
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that live off the blood of mammals. They are most often found in close proximity to their host, such as in their bedding, furniture, or clothing. However, bed bugs are not limited to these areas and can also be found in any cracks or crevices in a home, such as in electrical outlets, baseboards, or behind wallpaper.
How Will A1 Exterminators Help Me Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
Bed Bug K-9 Detection
A1 uses K-9 detection for verification of bed bug elimination.
The dog’s keen sense of smell allows them to smell through walls, floors and even underground. This enables them to sniff out the trouble areas quicker and more accurately, helping us exterminate your bed bugs efficiently.
Canine bed bug detection used in hotels and motels give management an additional measure that they have done everything in their power to give their guests the pest free environment they paid for. In case of a lawsuit initiated by a guest that was bitten, management can prove that they made every effort to rid the environment of uninvited guests.