Bed bugs are most active at night and leave bites on a human’s body, causing itchiness and sometimes even a rash. They can be sneaky little pests that aren’t always visible to the naked eye, causing some people to not even know they have them until it’s too late.
Identifying a Bed Bug
Identifying a bed bug can be pretty simple if you’re viewing the seams of your mattress under a bright flashlight. They can also be found on the headboard, nightstands, and any closeby dressers. Bed bugs are a flat oval shape, and although they can differ in size, they’re typically around 1/8th of an inch. They feed on fresh blood, so they may lay dormant if they’re unable to feed.
Bed Bugs Can Be A Nuisance
While bed bugs are an annoyance to those living with them, their bites can be incredibly sensitive and cause health issues for the bitten individual, particularly if the person has an allergic reaction to the bites. The majority of the population typically doesn't experience symptoms, but that's no excuse to share a home with these pests. Our bed bug exterminators will always arrive with the appropriate protective clothing to prevent any bites from the nasty bugs and ensure you get a good night's rest.
Can Bed Bugs Damage My Home?
Bed bugs are annoying, but they cannot cause physical damage to your home. A professional exterminator will be able to inspect the area to determine if they’re blood-thirsty bed bugs or if they’re home-damaging bugs such as termites. Although bed bugs cause no physical damage to your home, they make it near impossible to sell your home during an infestation.
Preventing Bed Bugs
Sometimes bed bugs will take home in your bed without any reasonable explanation; however, often, they are carried in on other items. If you’re purchasing new furniture, always inspect it before bringing it home. If you’re coming home from vacation, wash all clothing thoroughly and run through a hot dryer before wearing them in your home. Check that your seat is clean in public areas before sitting down to avoid transferring onto your clothing.
It’s essential to contact an exterminator the second you suspect you may have bed bugs. Catching them early enough ensures that you’re actively reducing the spread and minimizing the bites you may obtain from the pests. In addition, Complete Pest Solutions can provide you with excellent bed bug extermination services, so you don’t need to worry about living uncomfortably in your own home.