5 SIGNS You Have BED BUGS
If you’re reading this, you’re probably concerned that you might have Bed Bugs. First, we’ll take a look at the signs to look for and if it turns out you have a bed bug problem, we’ll talk you through what to do next.
Bed Bugs feed on blood, usually at night while the person is sleeping. Unlike mosquitoes or other blood-suckers, they inject a numbing agent first, so you won’t feel a thing while it’s happening. Each bug feeds for 10-15 minutes every week or so before returning to their hiding place. Although not everyone reacts to these bites, some will start to see red bumps appear on their skin. These bite marks can be little bumps or more splotchy welts, sometimes in lines or zigzag patterns. They are often itchy and although they don’t spread disease, they can lead to bleeding or infection.
2. Blood Stains
If a Bed Bug has recently fed and is somehow crushed by you on the way back to their hiding place, they will leave a red blood stain on your sheets, pillowcases, pajamas, or mattress. These blood smears may be easy to miss or mistake for something else, so remember to look closely.
3. The Smell
One of the most overlooked signs of a bed bug infestation is the smell they cause when they release pheromones. The smell is similar to that of a wet towel and is often mistaken for the smell of mold. If you notice an unpleasant and musty odor in your bedroom, it may be a hint you have a problem.
4. Black Spots
These little black spots are sometimes smeared making them look almost like pencil marks. They are actually bed bug droppings which is pretty gross. Make sure to check your mattress, sheets, bed frame, and box spring for these marks.
5. You Find Them
When inspecting your mattress, bed frame, and box spring it’s possible you might run into the bed bugs themselves, alive or dead. These pests vary in size and color depending on their age. When they’re young, they are white or clear colored and turn reddish brown as they become adults. It takes only 3 weeks for the bugs to become fully grown, and although many incorrectly believe they are microscopic in size, adults are usually larger than ants.
If you find any of these symptoms of Bed Bugs, the next step is coming up with a game plan. Many people try home treatment methods which are difficult, time consuming, and often more expensive than professional treatment. For the most effective results, professional treatment is highly recommended. At UnBugMe Pest Control, we take pride in providing an effective and affordable solution to Bed Bugs. Give us a call today at (818) 510-0629 and we can help take back your home and get your life back to normal!
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We specialize in Bed Bugs extermination for homes, apartments, and businesses. Bed Bugs are on the rise in California and can quickly reproduce, becoming an issue for people in a matter of weeks.
The two time service includes an inspection, a primary treatment, and a followup treatment after two weeks. This is the most surefire way to eliminate bedbugs.
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