How to Treat a Bed Bug Infestation


Bed bugs are pests often referred to as the “vampires” of the insect world. These parasitic bugs feed exclusively on blood. They are reddish-brown to dark brown and are oval-shaped. A bed bug resembles a small apple seed. When a bed bugs feeds on blood, it becomes engorged and can increase its size by 65%. Bed bugs hide in areas that are dark such as mattresses, clothing and luggage. Although bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, a bed bugs infestation carries allergy risks and skin infections.

Bed bugs tent to be nocturnal since this is the time when they are able to feed the most. These insects are attracted to both warmth and carbon dioxide. Since humans exhale more carbon dioxide when they are sleeping, bed bugs appear to be attracted to people more when they are sleeping. Sometimes a person does now know when he has been bitten until he wakes up.

Getting rid of a bed bugs infestation requires careful attention to dark and warm areas. You will first need to find the bed bugs before you can have remove them from your home. Inspect these areas for signs of a bed bugs infestation. Look for blood stains on your sheets or pillow cases. Be alert for the presence of a foul odor that comes from bugs’ scent glands. Also, inspect areas for egg shells, fecal spots left by bed bugs, and shed skin.

You may need to use a flashlight with a high-intense beam to look at warm and dark areas of your home. Also, look for areas that have been damaged due to bed bugs nesting. Once you have assessed your situation, call a company such as Triple AAA American Exterminators. The professionals at this company can handle both residential and commercial bed bug problems.

When an exterminator visits your home, he will thoroughly inspect areas where bed bugs can thrive. This includes furniture and areas surrounding the furniture. Processes will be done during the appropriate time of day to maximize the plan. Doing this will enable you to restore your home to assets.

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