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Have you noticed tiny bloodstains on your sheets? Do you wake up to itchy or rashes on your skin? Well, you may have bed bugs. Luckily, they do not transmit disease, but they are highly transmissible and will feed on you and your pets.
When they have not yet fed, bed bugs are a rusty brownish color, but they will appear red-brown after a feeding. When they first hatch, they are colorless, making them very difficult to locate.
Their bodies are flat and oval-shaped. After a meal, they will appear a bit longer. Bed bug size is a mere 1.3mm to a maximum of 5mm.
Have you seen a bug on the bed that looks just like this? Contact your local bed bug extermination professionals.
Unfortunately, bed bugs live where the blood source is. And that is you and your pets. They will hide in furniture, fabric folds, and mattress seams. And they only come out to feed on you and your family. YUCK. When in hiding, they will digest their meal, mate, and lay their eggs.
In addition, they are highly transmittable. They will often take a ride on a human host to a hotel, the airport, or even the movie theater.
Suppose you suspect you have bed bugs in your mattress or furniture. In that case, you should seek the help of a bed bug extermination company immediately.
Those who are allergic to bed bugs and their excrement may have a more severe reaction. But generally speaking, bed bugs cause itchy rashes and tiny painful bites. The worst part is the sheer numbers you will find when looking for them. That fact can cause anxiety and panic in homeowners.
To get rid of bed bugs effectively, professional service must come out to treat the problem. Time is of the essence when treating for bed bugs. The longer you wait, the worse it will be.
These hitchhikers can be relentless, so preventing them from ever entering the home is the best idea. Here are some suggestions:
- Avoiding clutter in and around the bed is a great idea.
- Check sheets often for blood spots.
- Inspect all secondhand furniture and clothes before bringing them into the home.
- Vacuum the house often to catch any that may get in.
- And be sure to check luggage when returning from a trip.
For a list of other spots bed bugs like to hide and tips to avoid them, check this out at PestWorld.org.
Controlling the Spread
If you know you have a bed bug infestation, the key to preventing the spread of the hitchhikers is to be vigilant. Ensure you take the following steps when leaving home to keep them from taking a ride with you.
- Check and vacuum all purses, backpacks, briefcases, and scarves.
- Wash all soft surfaces that can be washed.
- Vacuum all other soft surfaces.
- Place your clothes in the dryer right before leaving home, then put them on and walk out.
All that to say, the only way to ensure they are gone is to call your local bed bug extermination company.
Bed Bug Elimination
You can eliminate bed bugs, but it requires a professional service. This application combines techniques that pose the lowest risk to your health and the environment. Make sure you hire a pest control company with experience with bed bugs, licensed and certified.
Drive-Bye Exterminators offers home and commercial pest control services in Pinellas County, Florida, and the surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated for over 25 years, Drive-Bye Exterminators has state-certified inspectors and exterminators. And we provide bed bug extermination services to commercial and residential clients. Drive-Bye Exterminators offers each client the same level of attention, professionalism, and excellence.
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