How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?
Most people don't realize they have bed bugs in their homes until bite marks are noticed. Do it yourself bed bug control by way of high heat, hot water, and a vacuum cleaner typically results in failure. Yes, you can easily and sometimes effectively kill bed bugs with a vacuum or high temperatures but, these types of treatments only go so far resulting in a larger infestation in the upcoming weeks. This is due to the way Bed bugs hide. Professional pest management inspections are performed to find bed bug infestation areas. PCO's are highly trained in finding where they hide. From an industry standpoint in the United States, the presence of one or two bed bugs is not an active infestation. One or two bed bugs in any given location does not mean they have establishing themselves. At this most earliest stage bed bugs can be treated by pest control companies like CPL Pest control and treated early enough as not to disrupt too much of a person's life or the function of a business.
But, without properly identifying bed bug infestations ranging from a few dozen to hundreds of them sets that so-called stage for major inconveniences in the lives of many families today. According to PCT magazine, bed bugs were more frequently found in single family homes and apartment communities. Hotel managers were reporting bed bugs the least according to national reports. In other words, hotels were the least affected establishments when compared to homes and apartments. Be it inside hotels or homes, Bed bugs were found in mattresses, box springs, headboards, sofas, chairs, behind picture frames, and inside electrical outlets.
WHAT DO BED BUGS LOOK LIKE?
The adult bed bug has a flat, rounded body, about the same size as an apple seed. Bed bugs can range in color from brown to red depending on when they fed last. After a feeding, bed bugs take on a darker red color which gradually fades to brown as it digests its blood meal. The young are light and somewhat ghostly in color and turn brown as they feed their way to maturation. Eggs look more like tiny grains of salt spackled about blackish fecal spots.
WHERE DO YOU FIND BEDBUGS?
To effectively eliminate bed bugs you must first know where to find them. They are commonly found in the bedroom, box springs, headboards and bed frames. If let go, they begin nesting in light plates, stuffed animals and under carpeting. Bed bugs hide in furniture and fixtures close to their hosts. These tiny creatures will never nest far from a blood meal. Frighteningly enough, bed bugs do not just hide in bedrooms -they are not the only place of concern since feeding isn't always at night. Bedbugs are looking for human hosts inactive only long enough to provide a meal. Any place we sit, or rest can be a place of concern. You can also become a bed bug target by taking an Uber across town.
WHAT ARE BEDBUG BITES LIKE?
Since the bites are painless, they can be difficult to identify at times, even for Physicians. Many people experience mild reactions from bed bug bites. These bites are similar to that of a mosquito or flea bite. According to the CDC, bites from bed bugs are not dangerous, unless a severe allergic reaction occurs. If at any time you feel that the bite is serious, seek medical help as soon as possible.
The following are the four top signs of bed bug bites:
- Raised, red welts
- Burning and itching welts
- A localized rash
- Lines or series of multiple bites
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF BEDBUGS?
Bed bugs are found upon a professional inspection but, you can find them if you know what you're looking for. The main sign in your home or business is fecal spots. These black dots look more like a sharpie marker dotted an area. This area is usually an active nesting site. As disgusting as it sounds, and is, bed bugs typically nest in mattress seams, pillow tufts, and the wooden slats under supporting box springs. Without a professional treatment, bed bug populations will get out of control quickly moving into cracks and crevices throughout your bedroom. If let go, bed bugs will soon infest wall hangings, carpeting, night stands, drapes, wall outlets and more throughout your entire home or business. If let go, bed bugs will begin infesting the entire structure.
A bed bug infestation should be considered when red, itchy welts or marks on the face, neck, arms, hands, or any other body parts develop.
Other signs of having bed bugs are:
- Dark stains on linens, mattress, box-spring or bed frame
- Feces appears like small black spots.
- Shed skins from molting
- sweet yet musty odor released by bed bugs to attract others
To effectively rid your home from these parasitic critters or if you need other types of bugs exterminated call CPL Pest Control at 281-683-6737 as soon as possible.
With us, you'll be guaranteed the best possible bed bug treatment for your home or office.