Sleep Tight! Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite
With Pest X Team’s Bed Bug Control Services
Remember when this was just a saying that parents said to their children when tucking them in at night? Well now there is a real possibility that at some point, these words may have actual meaning for some families. Here at Pest X Team, we understand the importance of protecting children and families from the nightmare that can be caused by a bed bug infestation. Our staff PhD Entomologists have developed a unique treatment process that is both safe and the most effective treatment available. As a result, we offer the best warranty in the business. We are constantly training our staff to be the best at bed bug control and prevention as well as all other services that we provide.
What to do If You Think You Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are back with a vengeance. Bed bugs exterminator reports of home infestations have risen dramatically in recent years. These bugs are prolific travelers capable of hitching rides in luggage, clothing and furniture.
How to Identify Bed bugs?
Typically, homeowners become aware of an infestation because of welts resulting from bed bug bites. Close inspection of bedding and mattresses may reveal blood smears and dark spots of insect feces. Live bugs and exoskeleton shed in molting may be visible. Bed bugs favor the seams of mattresses and pillows, but they can hide in crevices, carpets and upholstery. A large group of bed bugs will give off a characteristic sweetish odor similar to cilantro.
What to do if you think you have bed bugs?
- Due to their breeding habits, bed bugs spread quickly. A single female can produce up to 500 offspring in a year. The sight of a few bed bugs may indicate a serious infestation.
- If bed bugs are present in your living space, make sure you do not switch beds. Bed bugs can travel to new areas by hitching a ride on a host. Sleeping at a relative’s home or in different rooms of the house will only spread the problem and make the bed bugs more difficult to get rid of.
- Keep the bed bugs you find handy. These specimens will help professionals to identify which species of bed bug is present.
- Bed bugs are a complex pest, and there are many steps in the removal process. Avoid treating the home yourself. An improper application of chemicals will only disperse the bed bugs throughout a larger area.
- Remember that the irritation from bed bug bites is the result of an allergic reaction. About a third of people do not react to the bites at all. Those living in an infested house or apartment are most likely being bitten even if they do not show visible signs.
- While many people respond to bed bugs by disposing of infested beds and furniture, this is typically unnecessary. Most furniture and bedding can be cleaned and treated by a technician. An infestation can be caused by a single bed bug finding a way into the home, and dirty furniture and beds are usually not the problem.
What Should You Do to Prevent Bed Bugs?
- Invest in a bed bug mattress cover to prevent bed bugs from biting and escaping. Do not move to another sleeping area because the pests will most likely follow, enlarging the area of infestation.
- Wash bedding in hot water, and dry it for at least 20 minutes in a hot dryer.
- Vacuum the bedroom thoroughly, and place the vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag immediately. Seal, and dispose of the bag outside your home.
- Do not apply pesticides on your own. These chemicals can be dangerous, especially when used in sleeping areas. Bed bugs may scatter throughout the home, making the situation worse.
- Save any bed bugs you find to show pest control experts and landlords.
- Hang onto your bed and furniture. Furniture that is disposed of incorrectly can spread bed bugs to other areas of the home or even to other people. Many items can be treated by a pest control technician, saving you the cost of buying new furniture.
- Do not assume that the absence of bites means you do not have a bed bug problem. Many people show no reaction to bites.