Getting rid of bed bugs by yourself is almost impossible. It is best to leave that job to the professionals. Bed bugs are still a thing. They may have been big news a few years ago, but just because the media has stopped talking about them, doesn’t mean that they have gone away. Your home can still be vulnerable to bed bugs. Sadly, bed bugs can infest your house, regardless of how clean you are or how clean you keep your home. The best thing you can do is be educated about bed bugs and know who to call when you need bed bug removal.
What is a bed bug?
Bed bugs are insects that feed on the blood of animals and humans. The adult bed bugs look like an apple seed and they can usually be seen in the cracks and crevices of your furniture or bedding. They are nocturnal bugs that enjoy blood and are attracted to our body heat and the carbon dioxide we exhale. They live in groups and the female can lay up to 50 eggs at a time that hatch every 10 to 14 days. They crave a blood meal every 3 to 5 days and they can travel 20 meters at night to get it.
How do I know I have bed bugs?
If you have bed bugs you see them in your bed, in your mattress seams, your box spring and even your headboard. You can also spot them under a nightstand, behind the pictures in your room and also the spot where the wall and ceiling meet above the bed. If you don’t see the actual bug in these places, look for fecal stains that look like small dots. This is also a big giveaway of bed bug infestation. Sadly, there might even be signs on your family members. If you or a loved one has bite marks in the morning, it is likely that you have bed bugs.
What can I do?
Trying to get rid of the bugs yourself is a bad idea. Professional bed bug removal is the only way to ensure that you get rid of your bed bug infestation. This is because it takes special equipment and special training to make sure that every single one of the bugs are killed and that any eggs still around get destroyed. Beacon Pest Control has plenty of experience with bed bug removal and can help you be bed bug free.