Although we coexist with millions of tiny organisms every day, one of the worse situations to have in your home is an infestation of bed bugs. These small blood-sucking insects that live in and around beds and emerge at night to feed on blood. And they are prolific.
Female bed bugs may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over a lifetime. Under favorable conditions, the bugs can develop fully in as little as a month and produce three or more generations per year. In other words, once these tiny terrors get into your home, they can quickly take over and be a big problem.
How To Spot Bedbugs
Signs of a typical bed bug infestation can include:
Bed bugs hide near to where you sleep like under the mattress or along the headboard. But they can be found away from the bed in other furniture, behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces; imagine the width of a credit card. Bed Bugs do not have nests like ants or bees but tend to live in groups in hiding places.
Avoiding Unwanted Travel Souvenirs
One good thing about bed bugs is that they can’t get far on their own; they won’t walk in the front door. But they will hitchhike on second-hand furniture and luggage.
When you travel, keep these bed bug travel tips in mind. It is important that you take some precautions to ensure that your room is bed-bug free before you settle in.
In a recent survey by NPMA, 75% of pest control professionals indicated that they have encountered infestations of bed bugs in hotels and motels. The NPMA recommends the following tips for bed bug prevention when traveling:
Also- bed bugs aren’t attracted to dirt; they’re not a sign of an unclean home. However, clearing up any clutter will reduce the number of places they can hide.
A technician begins with an inspection to confirm an infestation; bed bugs are notoriously challenging to correctly identify. For example, marks on the skin are a poor indicator since bites from other insects (such as mosquitoes or chiggers), rashes (such as eczema or fungal infections), or even hives can leave similar marks. Once identified, the technician will then use a combination of special treatments such as insecticide, a steamer or rapid freeze system to get rid of the bugs.
Get An Expert Opinion In North Canton
If you think you have bed bugs, call for help immediately–before they spread. Treating a minor infestation is far less costly and easier than allowing another life cycle. Call in the experts and EARLY! Certified Professional Restoration (CPR) is a restoration company with expertise in identifying and treating bed bugs. CPR offers 24-7 immediate response and is dedicated to customer satisfaction, serving Akron, Canton and surrounding areas at 234-231-9850 or cpr4yourhome.com