KEEPING YOUR EYES OPEN FOR BED BUGS

The smaller the infestation, the easier bed bug extermination is to conduct. That’s why it’s important to spot any possible infestation as early as possible.

 

SIGNS OF BED BUGS

Bed bugs are good at hiding, but not good at hiding evidence. The careless clues they leave are the best indicator your room is overrun with bed bugs. The clues to look for include:

  • Shed bed bug skins, exoskeletons or shells

  • Fecal stains on your mattress and bedding

  • Blood stains on your sheets and pajamas

SIGNS OF BED BUG BITES

Bed bug bite reactions in skin look similar to those caused by fleas and mosquitoes. Telling which insect caused a bite might not be possible.

Look for these signs of symptoms of a bed bug bite:

  • Raised, red welts

  • Burning and itching

  • Bed bug bite rash across a localized area

  • Straight lines of multiple bites

WHERE TO LOOK

Proper bed bug control requires a watchful eye. To feed on humans, bed bugs want close proximity to the host.

In the bedroom, box springs, headboards, and bed framing are favorite spots for these pests. They may also settle into furniture and fixtures that are close to a bed.

Bedrooms are not the only place where bed bugs can be a concern. The feeding doesn’t have to be at night. All bed bugs are looking for are human hosts inactive long enough to provide a meal.

Getting rid of bed bugs is difficult. Any place that humans sit, rest, or sleep can be a place that bed bugs are introduced or feed.

Sitting for two hours in a movie theater makes you a target. A favorite recliner in the living room can also make you a target. You can also become a target taking a taxi across town.

 

PUT BEDBUG WORRIES TO REST WHEN YOU TRAVEL

Bed bugs have an uncanny ability to spread using unsuspecting people and their belongings as carriers.

Following the steps below will help minimize the chances of you running into bed bugs. More importantly, it will help you minimize the chances of you bringing some home with you.

  • First, check travel reviews before visiting a hotel, and be careful of those with multiple reports of bed bugs.

  • When you check into a hotel, check the mattress, headboard, bed frame and pictures for any signs of bed bugs.

  • Rather than storing luggage on the bed or floor, keep your luggage on the luggage rack.

  • Avoid storing clothes in dressers and hang clothes that can be hung.

 

Still, there’s no guarantee bed bugs won’t sneak into your home some way. If they do, call Men In Black Pest Control. Our effective bed bug removal solutions will get them out. Guaranteed.

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