Are you worried that you’ve found a few bedbugs
in your home? It could be bedbugs
. It might be something else. Regardless, you don’t want to delay fixing this problem because doing so could lead to an even bigger problem. Since it could be bedbugs
you’ve found, you must do something about this problem immediately. Don’t delay because you’ll likely regret your decision in the long run. Our technicians are here to help. We have the skills and techniques needed to identify and rectify bedbug
Before deciding which exterminator to use, we recommend shopping around and obtaining quotes from several companies. When doing so, you can guarantee that you’ll get the cheapest service. Just make sure that you consider the quality of the service too.
Risks Linked To A Few Bedbugs
When you find a few bedbugs
in your home, you may think it is nothing to worry about. However, it could be a serious problem. Therefore, you shouldn’t ignore the problem. Instead, you should do something about it immediately. Bedbugs reproduce rapidly. Therefore, your small problem will quickly become a bigger problem. Female bedbugs can lay up to 500 eggs. They’re constantly breeding and laying eggs. Plus, these pests tend to reside in large groups. They do not live alone.
In other words, there are likely more bedbugs in your home elsewhere. Suffice to say, you cannot delay getting assistance. Bedbugs are only 7mm in length so it can be difficult to determine whether you’re dealing with a male or female bedbug.
Difficulty Of Finding Bedbug Infestations
It is often difficult to find bedbugs in a dwelling because the bugs are so small. In addition to this, they tend to remain hidden during the day. These pests do not come out until they’re ready to feed. Typically, this happens when you’re sleeping. The bugs will come out of hiding when they detect heat and CO2. Bedbugs are smart enough to remain hidden so finding them in your home will not be easy. Since they bite, you likely believe that you’re going to have bedbug bites on your body.
You might. However, it is common for bedbug bites not to produce any signs whatsoever. If you have any suspicion that bedbugs are in your home, it is pertinent to call a professional. Call our office for a comprehensive inspection.
Is It A Bedbug Or Not?
Before hiring a professional, make sure that you’re dealing with bedbugs. It is common for ordinary individuals to confuse bedbugs with other pests. You may do the same. Don’t panic because it could be something else. A professional exterminator can help you determine what bug you’re dealing with. A professional will identify the infestation and rectify the problem. Otherwise, you might be able to find out on your own.
Bedbugs are reddish-brown, oval, and roughly 10mm in length. They also have six legs and antennas. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to see these key details because the bugs are so small.
Identifying Common Signs Of Bedbug Infestations
You must find out how to identify an infestation so it can be dealt with immediately. Otherwise, it’ll get much worse.
- Check your bed and covers for bloodstains. When bedbugs feed, they are going to suck your blood. If they’re crushed, the blood will be squeezed from their bodies. As a result, there will be a small red spot on your bed.
- Since these pests shed, you will find their exoskeletons around your home. Although they look like bedbugs, they’re translucent.
- You will also find bedbug eggs. These bugs reproduce rapidly and lay many eggs. In your home, you’re going to find eggs and egg casings.
- Feces will be found in your home too. If you find small dark spots on your sheets or covers, it is likely bedbug fecal matter.
- You may or may not develop marks on your arms, back, and shoulders. Check your skin for red, itchy welts.
- The smell of your room can change due to an infestation. A bedbug infestation will create a sweet, musty odor.
Looking For Bedbugs
You need to search your home for bedbugs. If you have worries that bedbugs could be in your home, search your home immediately. Start by moving your bed away from the wall. You’ll also want to remove all sheets, covers, and blankets. Check these items before placing them elsewhere. Bedbugs regularly hide on mattresses so you need to check yours. Inspect the creases and folds since they love hiding in these spots.
Bedbugs could be on both sides of the mattress. Once you’ve finished looking at one side, flip the mattress to check the other. If you find any bedbugs, you may want to dry your sheets and covers in your dryer. Doing so will eliminate any bedbugs hiding on these items. After you’ve finished with the bed, you should move to other areas of your home. For instance, you need to look at your electrical outlets, electronics, baseboards, and elsewhere.
Using a flashlight and credit card can make it easy to find the bugs that are hiding in small cracks.
When To Hire A Professional
Don’t forget that professional exterminators can eliminate bedbug infestations in one visit. Heat is one of the most effective tools you can use against these pests. Thankfully, most exterminators offer bedbug heat treatments. The tools will increase the temperature in your home until the bedbugs begin dying. If you’ve found bedbugs or signs of a bedbug infestation in your home, don’t hesitate to call a local exterminator.
Although you can experiment with DIY methods, there is a possibility that these methods are not going to work. Call
a pro to ensure that the problem is dealt with swiftly.
Do I Have One Bedbug In My Home?
It is sometimes possible for one bedbug to enter a home. However, this is unlikely. There are likely a lot more bedbugs hiding nearby.
What Should I Do?
Call a professional. Truthfully, this is the best way to deal with the problem before it worsens.
What Is A Bedbug Infestation?
A bedbug infestation can include many bedbugs. If you find a lot of bedbugs on your mattress, you are likely dealing with a bedbug infestation. The key is to take care of this problem before it worsens because it will. Calling
a professional is best.