Once bed bugs get into your home and create a nest, getting rid of them will be next to impossible, and learning to spot and identify the pests at the start of an infestation is the No. 1 way to protect yourself from bed bugs and the problems they cause.
If you don't know the red flags for which you should look, bed bugs can live in your home for months without detection. You won't know about the threat until you have a serious issue on your hands, and you will likely feel hopeless to rid your home of the invaders. To give you an advantage, the following guide will point you in the right direction.
The First Signs of Trouble
Learning about the red flags of a bed bug infestation is a smart move when your mission is to protect yourself, your home and your family from the parasites. For most people, red and itchy marks will appear on the skin after a bed bug bites. The marks can last for several days or weeks, causing mild skin irritation. If bed bugs have come into your home to cause trouble, you could notice red stains on your mattress.
Taking Proactive Steps
You must take proactive steps once you suspect bed bugs are near if you don't want them to spread, and you can use a flashlight to check the seams of your mattress for signs of bed bug activity. A bed bug's body is round and flat. Although adults are brown, they turn red for a while after they eat a fresh meal. Small traps that go under the legs of your bed can work wonders when you want to detect a possible infestation, and the pests will appear in the traps within a week in most cases.
Speaking With an Expert
Whether or not you have detected signs of bed bug activity in your home, contacting an expert is the smart choice. A pest control expert can search your home for common red flags and will find bed bugs no matter where they hide. Working with an expert is the only way to give yourself peace of mind when you think bed bugs are around the corner. Trained experts will give you advice on how to proceed to reduce the risk so that you can move forward with confidence.
If you need someone to inspect your home or remove bed bugs from your life, you have come to the right place. At ABC Exterminating, we have the tools needed to teach bed bugs a lesson they won't soon forget. Our training and experience allow us to handle the worst bed bug problems without stress, and we can start right away. If you are serious about safeguarding yourself from the threat, contact us for more information.