With the bed bug population thriving in the U.S., it is best to arm yourself with as much information as you can. In early American history, bed bugs had been a problem. Integrated into children’s rhymes; bed bugs plagued the U.S. with their blood thirsty crimes. However, just after WWII the bed bug epidemic was dissolved, and bed bugs were obliterated. But in recent decades world traveling has become commonplace and the use of the once effective pesticides have since become useless with the new generation of bed bugs having a tolerance for it. But thanks to the persistence of professional pest control and modern advances, bed bug are being dealt with accordingly. We at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control would like to expound a little on bed bugs as well as bed bug control.
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?
Bed bugs are extremely tiny, brown and have flat, roundish bodies. However, just after a blood fest, their bodies become swollen and appear red. Bed bugs are also nocturnal, and during the daylight hours, their cleverness for finding hiding places is high. In smaller numbers, bed bugs stick closely to their meal source, and will be found along the headboard, bed frame, box spring, mattress and the bedding. They prefer the confines of a hole, crack or crevice where they can be safely tucked away. As a bed bug population grows, they will spread throughout the room, hiding in other furnishings, behind baseboards, door frames, and window frames, under wallpaper, behind outlet covers and switch plates, picture frames, in closets, and anywhere they can.
Where is the Most Common Place to Get Bed Bugs?
Being excessively tiny, bed bugs can be easily transported. They can hitch a ride in purses, briefcases, backpacks, luggage, and even in the folds of clothes. Bed bugs can be infesting airplanes, busses, trains, any public transportation, schools, medical facilities, offices, churches, movie theaters, and lodging establishments. Bed bugs are capable of being introduced to your home or business quickly, and can begin to over populated their new home.
How Can I Tell I Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs leave behind itchy, elevated red blotches, which can also burn. Their bites are usually found in a line. Along with their bites, you may notice blood stains adorning your sheets and pajamas, along with their rusty colored fecal matter in the sheets. Piles of molten skin or recently shed exoskeletons might be found close by. Though bed bugs have not been linked to spreading any known diseases in the U.S., it is optimal you invest in professional extermination of bed bugs to ensure all bed bugs and their viable eggs are fully eradicated.
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If you suspect bed bugs are infesting your home, call A Five Star Termite & Pest Control. Our expert technicians have been expertly trained and certified to perform bed bug inspections in homes and businesses, and provide superior bed bug exterminations. Along with our talented professionals, we utilize exclusive professional quality equipment, tools and supplies to apply our bed bug exterminating methods and techniques to guarantee full bed bug extermination. Call us today to schedule your appointment before the bed bugs overrun your home or business.