Bed bugs spread quickly and can cause major problems for homeowners. These are the classic bed bugs signs that indicate there may be an issue. Use this guide to learn more about these pests and how to prevent them from overtaking your house:
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are usually no bigger than an apple seed and are long, brown, and oval in shape. Bed bugs often produce a sweet odor that helps alert you to their presence. Because they are so small and tend to hide, it might be difficult to determine that you have a bed bug issue.
Finding Bed Bugs
One major indication of a bed bug infestation is the presence of bites on the skin. If you have itchy marks, you might want to call a Pest Management company to come to your home to see if you have bed bugs. You should also look on the mattress and the bed sheets for rusty or red stains or dark spots. Look in the seams of chairs, in the curtain folds, and in drawer joints to see if you can find any signs of bed bugs. You can also check the electrical receptacles and the fold between the ceiling and the wall. If you see any of these signs, it is important to call a Pest Management company to take care of the problem before it gets worse.
Preventing Bed Bugs
The best way to avoid a bed bug infestation is to prevent them from entering your home. If you buy used furniture, you should thoroughly check it before you bring it inside the house. You can cover your mattress with a protective material to eliminate some hiding spots. Get rid of clutter and vacuum regularly. If you travel, you should never set your suitcase on the floor of a hotel, and leave it outside your home until you can look it over.
DSR Pest Management, Inc. is here to help you with bed bugs and all of your other residential Pest Management needs. We make it easy to live pest free. Call (520) 790-7759 to learn more.