Recognizing and Removing Bed Bugs with Bed Bugs Pest Control

Bed bugs removal can be a headache. They can be brought into the home from a hotel, a camp, in your luggage or sometimes clothes. The first step is confirming that they’re really there. Bed bugs are experts at remaining unnoticed. If you’re waking up with bites, you could have bed bugs – or you could have another biting pest. Groups of a few bites that are in a straight line are the most recognizable sign that you need bed bugs pest control.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Recognize bed bugs by their reddish-brown color. Most are very small and hard to spot – about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. If you see them during waking hours, that’s because you have such a large infestation that they need to risk being seen in order to feed. You may also notice an odor in established bed bug infestations. It will be musty and may even smell sweet. Bed bugs may become a dark red after they’ve fed. That’s because they’re full of your blood.

Infestations Can Be Brutal

Bed bugs will feed at night. They’re already hard to notice because of their tiny size and ability to hide, but being active only at night means they’re even harder to locate. In fact, many people who have suffered bed bug infestations will still wake up in the night and search for bed bugs. Infestations and the bites that result from them have a habit of creating ongoing stress, even after infestations have been eradicated.

Are There Bed Bug Traps?

You can find recipes for bed bug traps online. Some of these work better than others, and not all are effective. These traps will not address the infestation, but they can trap bed bugs and thus prove you have an infestation. Most of these traps require placement around connections with the floor, such as around the feet of your bed. If bed bugs are hiding underneath your mattress, in the headboard, or are getting to your bed from the wall, these traps will be too far out of the way to catch them.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

The best bet for bed bug removal is to contact a pest control specialist in Worcester. Make sure they have experience in bed bugs pest control. If you have bed bugs, you’ll need to get rid of them anyway, and a pest control specialist is the only effective way. If you’re waking up with bites that you’re mistaking for bug bites, such as flea or mite bites, they’ll be able to determine what the cause is.

Bed Bug Treatments

There are some pests you can deal with yourself. Unfortunately, bed bugs are not one of these. The best way to get rid of bed bugs is through bed bug treatments conducted by a bed bugs pest control specialist. Experience enables them to determine the most likely bed bug locations to make treatments their most effective. Don’t let a bed bug infestation go unchecked. It will only get worse and spread further throughout the house.

If you think you have bed bugs, contact Ransford today for an inspection.

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