Could You Have Bed Bugs?
Today, we want to talk about the possibility of bed bugs in your home.
While no one wants to think they have bed bugs, it is possible – especially in Alabama.
One of the most common signs that you might have bed bugs is waking up with new bites every morning.
Bed bugs are the sleeping partner that no one wants around.
Today, we are going to help you understand what bed bugs are, where they hide, a few signs to identify a bed bug infestation, and what you can do if you think you have bed bugs.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are extremely small insects that are oval in shape with a brown color to them.
They thrive in environments where they can find blood – from humans and/or animals.
And while they cannot fly, they can move around quickly.
Even worse, female bed bugs can lay hundreds of unseen eggs in your home (the eggs are the size of a speck of dust).
If there is any good news about bed bugs, they do not carry/transmit any diseases…
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?
Most people assume that bed bugs are found in dirty homes…
That would be a BAD assumption!
Bed bugs are not interested in dirt, they are interested in blood.
Most bed bugs like to hide in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, luggage, clothing, couches, and other items of similarity.
If you have animals in your home, they may be in the carpet and/or bed of your beloved pet too.
Since they love blood, they will stay close to their source of life.
Signs You Have Bed Bugs?
As we already discussed, the most common sign of a bed bug infestation is new bites marks each morning, but that is not the only sign.
Other signs of bed bug infestations can include:
- A musty smell that you cannot locate.
- Blood spots on your bedsheets.
- Discoloration on your bedsheets.
- Shed skins and/or excrement from bed bugs.
What Can You Do If You Have Bed Bugs?
If you think you have bed bugs, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them.
First, remove all of your bedding and wash it thoroughly using hot water if possible.
Scrub the bed with cleaning agents with a stiff brush.
Move your beloved pet into another room and give them their medicine.
And finally, call a pest control company.
Time For The Professionals
While you can do a lot by cleaning everything, you might not be able to get rid of them all.
If you have done all you can, but the bed bugs keep coming back, you will need to hire someone who can eradicate them.
If you live in Alabama, Advanced Pest Control can help!
With years of experience dealing with bed bugs, they can help remove the bed bugs completely, giving a good night’s sleep again.
If you think you have bed bugs, following these steps should help tremendously.
A snoring partner is bad, but an uninvited partner that leaves unwanted and unsightly bite marks is worse.
Keep those uninvited pests away with one call to Advanced Pest Control of Alabama.