Bed Bug Control
If you have a feeling that you have bed bugs, your first instinct might be to tackle the problem yourself. Unfortunately, if you have seen a bed bug or experienced a bite or two, you can be certain that there are more of these nasty critters hiding in your house.
Bed bugs are some of the hardest insects to eliminate. They can easily conceal themselves. It’s not enough to protect your mattress. The bugs can also hide in furniture, carpeting, molding and appliances. They’re hard to spot because they tend to come out when you’re sleeping and disappear during the day.
What Is A Bed Bug?
Bed bugs are flat insects with oval-shaped bodies. They can be confused with ticks. They may be the size of a lentil. However, some can be as small as the head of a pin. Their durable bodies are tough to squash.
What Are Some Signs That I Have Bed Bugs?
One of the most obvious signs of bed bugs is the appearance of itchy bites on your skin. You’ll usually have multiple bites in the same area, and they tend to take longer to disappear than a mosquito bite. You may notice that bed bug bites are arranged in a straight line. That’s because a single bug may bite you multiple times as it crawls along your skin.
Blood stains on your mattress often appear when you roll over on the bugs while you’re sleeping. Rusty-colored specks of dirt on your mattress could be bed bug excrement. You may even find remainders of the insects’ exoskeletons on your furniture.
The bugs’ name is a bit of a misnomer. Bed bugs can be found in any room of the house. They can infest sofas, wooden furniture, picture frames and even the clock on your nightstand. You can bring them home from hotels, cabins and your children’s school. The bugs might hitch a ride on clothing, luggage and purses.
What Should I Do If I Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs can hide out for up to a month without feeding on human blood. That makes them difficult to exterminate. You might be able to take care of any visible bed bugs under the mattress or box spring. However, you may not know where to look for the infestation. If you don’t eliminate the deeply hidden population or the eggs, you won’t get rid of the problem for good.
Our professional pest control experts are experienced at identifying and eliminating bed bugs. Our technicians will evaluate your specific situation and come up with the most effective removal procedure. We don’t just take care of the current infestation; we will also work with you to lower the risk of future problems.
We can also help you manage other types of pests in homes throughout the Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne Counties. The longer you wait to call a professional, the harder it can be to eliminate pests. Call us today for a free estimate.