The last thing you want to think about as you climb into bed at the end of a long day is what may be lurking there. Most people have no idea there’s even a problem until the bed bug situation has turned into a full blown infestation. Bed bugs will spread if untreated.
Early detection is key.
Bed bugs aren’t just in the bedroom, as their name implies. They can live anywhere in your home—from carpeting and furniture to electrical outlets and your clothing. To make matters worse, you might be transporting them to other people’s homes as well.
Outside of the obvious: seeing live bed bugs, look for these physical signs when changing bedding or after you’ve been out of town:
Bites on your skin are NOT an indication of bed bugs necessarily. Those bites could have come from other insects, such as mosquitoes, or could simply be a skin rash because of eczema or a fungal infection. If you’re not sure, treat anyway.
Bed bugs do need a host to live, which means they could be anywhere in your home. Typically though, bed bugs will establish themselves around your bed—near the mattress and box spring tags, the piping, seams and in bed frame cracks. Being the width of a credit card, bed bugs are miniscule and will make their home in cracks.
Contact a professional pest control expert like Blue Chip Pest Control. We have been eradicating bed bug infestations for years and will nip your problem in the bud. Our expert team will leave no mattress unturned, inspecting your entire home with extreme thoroughness. If we do find signs of bed bugs, we will treat your home. Don’t wait, call today!