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I Found A Few Bed Bugs – Does That Mean I’m Dealing With An Infestation?

You may ignore finding a few bedbugs in your home. You might suspect that they’re going to disappear and you won’t see any more. Unfortunately, this is a bad approach to take because bedbugs prefer living in large groups. Even though you’ve only found two or three bedbugs, it is pertinent to act and take the problem seriously. Teaming up with an exterminator promptly is your best option since delaying will only give the problem time to worsen.

Why Just A Few Bugs Are Still A Major Problem

Spotting bugs in your home will prove to be unsettling. If you’ve spotted bedbugs, the problem is far worse. More bedbugs might be hiding under your nose, but you haven’t realized it yet. Bedbugs are smart enough to hide and remain undetected. They hide in cracks and holes that homeowners rarely check. After you’ve discovered a few bedbugs in your home, do the right thing and call a qualified exterminator in your area. Our technicians have been eliminating bedbug infestation for many, many years. Therefore, we’re confident that we’ll be able to find a solution that works well for you. When you find bedbugs, act quickly and decisively. You’ll also have to worry that you’ve spotted a female bedbug. Bedbugs are prolific breeders with females laying up to 500 eggs during her life. Females have rounded abdomens while males have pointed abdomens. It might seem easy to spot the difference, but it isn’t. The pests are so small that you’ll have trouble identifying the gender.

Why Bed Bugs Are Hard To Spot

Bed bugs are extremely stealthy creatures so they’re difficult to spot. These bugs are incredibly thin. Their stature is often compared to the thickness of a credit card. Bedbugs are reddish-brown so they can blend in with many bed frames, couches, and nightstands. Bedbugs tend to remain hidden until the home’s residents are sleeping because they do not want to be detected. In many cases, bedbugs do not come out until you begin sleeping. As soon as you go to sleep, they’ll come out of hiding and prepare to feed on your blood. Bedbugs will take advantage of you when you’re defenseless. Bedbugs will adapt to the resident’s schedule. When you sleep during the day, the bedbugs will feed during the day and hide at night. If bedbugs don’t want to be detected, they’ll remain hidden. You’ll need to go out of your way to identify the problem.

Make Sure You Are Dealing With Bed Bugs

One must ensure they are dealing with bed bugs before moving on to treatments options. Our qualified technicians can spot the small differences between bedbugs and other common household pests, but you may not. Although they may look like bedbugs, it could be something else. They’re often mistaken for fleas and cockroach nymphs.  Bedbugs are less than 10mm and they’re reddish-brown. Bedbug bites sometimes create red, itchy welts on the victim’s body. In other cases, they don’t leave any symptoms at all.

Spotting The Early Warning Signs

It is imperative to deal with a bed bug infestation as early as possible. Address the problem promptly and get it resolved as soon as possible. Before you can fix the problem, you’ll need to identify the infestation. Use the warning signs below to confirm you have bedbugs. Bloodstains: These usually appear on your sheets, covers, and mattress. Bloodstains confirm that you’ve rolled over and squashed a bug before it digested its meal. Exoskeletons: Bed bugs shed their skin. After doing so, they’ll leave behind delicate, molted, and near-translucent skins. The skins are similar to that of the bugs themselves and are usually located near the bug’s sleeping areas. Eggs/Egg Casings: These may only be the size of a pinpoint, but they are possible to spot. If you find bedbug eggs, your infestation is about to get bigger. If you find egg casings, it is already much worse. Fecal Matter: As disgusting as it sounds, there will be times when you spot fecal matter on your sheets and covers. Bedbug fecal matter resembles small, black ink spots. They’re found on your bed and furniture. Bite Marks: Remember not everyone reacts to bed bugs bites, but about 90 percent of the world does. This is one of the best indications of an infestation. Musty, Sweet Odor: In the largest of infestations, you’ll likely smell moldy, musty odors. They will be extremely unpleasant and a good sign that you are dealing with bed bugs.

Searching For Bed Bugs

When you find bedbugs or other pests in your home, pick up the phone and call a professional exterminator. Nevertheless, some people will attempt to rectify the problem using do-it-yourself methods. Although DIY methods offer some benefits, they’re usually not as effective as professional techniques. Many people rely on DIY methods because they’re cheaper but they will likely regret the decision. When you’re ready to search your home for bedbugs, target the bedroom first. Most bedbugs will hide on your mattress and box spring. Remove all sheets and covers while checking them carefully. Then, check both sides of the mattress and box spring. Check the fabric’s folds carefully because bedbugs often hide here. You’ll also want to consider checking the bed frame, baseboards, and electrical outlets. If you find bedbugs, you might be able to eliminate some of them using a vacuum cleaner. It is still wise to team up with a professional exterminator so you can get rid of the remaining pests.

Turning To Professional Exterminators

At some point, you’ll realize that your best option is teaming up with a qualified exterminator. Don’t take this lightly because you want to pick one of the best exterminators in your city. Find out as much as you can about the exterminators in your area before choosing one. It is wise to team up with a company that uses the latest eco-friendly pest control services. Furthermore, don’t forget to pay close attention to the costs. Ask for free quotes so you can compare your options more precisely.

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