The thought of bedbug infestation is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. These unsightly blood guzzlers will take over your mattress, your furniture, and your home without a second thought to your health or your peace of mind.
Bedbugs are a common house pest, known for feasting on blood, causing uncomfortable bites and rashes to appear, and irritating their hosts in general. While bedbugs are not widely known to transmit diseases from one host to another, they can cause other public health issues. If they are discovered, it is best to promptly deal with the problem, so they do not spread.
What do Bedbugs Look Like?
Adult bedbugs resemble an apple seed in both color and size. They have a flat, oval-shaped body with a segmented head. Bugs that have recently fed have a more rounded look to them and take on a reddish-brown appearance. Nymphs, or young bugs, are much smaller and almost translucent; they are very hard to detect with the naked eye. Professional exterminators are trained to recognize the signs of infestation and to treat accordingly.
Signs Of Bedbug Infestation
If you have a mature bug population, it might be easy to spot them, as they are the most active at night when you are about to go to sleep. Other signs of bed bug infestation manifest directly on you and your skin. These may include:
Red, itchy rash
Bites or welts that do not seem painful at first, but grow over time and become itchy and uncomfortable
Blood stains on pillows, sheets, or pillowcases indicating that feeding has taken place
Dark or rusty spots of bed bug fecal matter on furniture, bedding, or even walls
An offensive, musty odor given off by the bugs as they feed and go through their life cycle
Protecting Your Home From Bedbugs: What To Do
Bedbugs are excellent hitchhikers, and they are very resilient. In some cases, they can live through several cycles without feeding, sometimes living for a year or more with their generous but unenlightened host. If you desire to protect your home from an infestation, here are some simple things you can do to minimize the risk of picking up these little critters:
Don’t buy or acquire second-hand furniture without knowing where it came from. Look at all beds, bedding, and furniture for signs of life before introducing new items into your home.
Use protective, moisture-resistant covers on mattresses and box springs to reduce the possibility of infestation.
Reduce clutter in your home; get rid of areas where bedbugs could hide.
Vacuum frequently to pick up stray hitchhikers.
Be vigilant when using community laundry facilities. Transport all clothing and bedding items to be washed in plastic bags, and keep track of your belongings while at the facility.
If you suspect an infestation, seek professional help for effective treatment and eradication of the problem.
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Our proven Cimex Eradicator is a low-impact, environmentally-safe method of eliminating both adult bedbugs and their eggs without the use of harmful insecticides. Almost immediately after treatment, surfaces are reusable. Our steam cleaning procedures can be done safely, even when people are present. Steam cleaning is fast, effective, and can be directly applied to even the hardest to reach areas, ensuring that all bugs are dealt with.
Aprehend eradicates all traces of existing bedbug infestations. This fungal biopesticide is safe, natural, and odorless; a wonderful non-toxic alternative to other types of chemicals which could be harmful to your living environment. Aprehend works when its fungal spores adhere to the bedbugs, causing them to transport this substance all through their living environment. After 24 hours, the spores on the bedbug will germinate, permeating the outer cuticle of the bug and infecting it from the inside. The fungus will completely take over the bug, killing it within 3 to 7 days after germination.
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