Banishing Bed Bugs
It’s terrifying to imagine a bug in your bed waiting until you fall asleep so it can literally feed on your blood. Now imagine hundreds of them. They’re bed bugs, and like a terrible new fad, they’re sweeping the nation. People not only find them in their homes these days, but in the office, taxis, the train station, schools, and everywhere else too. If you discover them in your home, you’re certainly not alone, but that doesn’t make the idea any less terrifying.
It’s a little difficult to tell whether you’re infested with bed bugs, especially if you spend a good amount of time outside being bitten by other insects. Fortunately, there are a couple of quick ways to tell if they’re in your home.
First, take a look at your bug bites (or those of your children). If you’re waking up every morning with bites that you didn’t have before you hit the sack the previous night, the chances are pretty good that you have bed bugs.
Second, you can pull the sheets and mattress cover back on your bed. If you see small brown spots along the seams of the mattress, it’s distinctly possible you have a bed bug infestation on your hands. Finally, if you actually find a bed bug during your inspection, it’s safe to assume you have a problem.
The Next Steps
Once you suspect, or even identify, an infestation, the next step should be calling the professionals. While there are lots of products on the market today that claim to be able to kill bed bugs, the simple reality is that this is one infestation it’s difficult to make disappear. Your best bet is going to be professional help from bed bug exterminators such as Ransford Pest Control immediately. They’ll not only be able to treat (and retreat, if necessary) the infestation, but they can also give you the tips you need to help prevent a re-infestation.