Bed bugs are horrible and annoying and can cause serious pain for the homeowners. They are tiny, brown insects that are not able to jump or fly. Signs of bed bugs can be tough to be noticed initially, and much complicated to eliminate. It is a common possibility to be confused with the bed bugs as other insects. It is very important to know the signs of bed bugs in discovering and removing them. Bed bug control services in Salt Lake City, Utah by Hybrid Pest control are the best professionals in eliminating bed bugs and providing you a pest-free home.
How to know the presence of bedbugs?
The uncovering of annoying bed bugs can be very tough and they can simply go unnoticed even in an inspection especially during the initial stages of the infestation when there could be only a few existing bugs or eggs. Bed bugs show the effects in groups. The first sign is generally clusters of red, scratchy spots on the body. There could be stains on the mattress and bedsheets. If the attack is more, then those people may experience more severe reactions.
They generally are present in the vicinity of the feeding areas; hence it is important to look for them along the mattress borders, bed frames, beneath the edges of carpets, etc. They can also hide beneath the picture frames, window or door cases, or any cracks in the walls. If you could inspect the above areas, you could find the early signs of a bed bug attack. It is very crucial to find them since the infestations occur very swiftly with very little cautions and can lead to severe future problems. The trickier part is that these bed bugs come out only during the night to feed and keep hiding during the day. Hence slight negligence can cause their populations to swell and become difficult to manage.
Signs to find out if you have a bed bug problem
Red-colored scratchy bites:
The bed bugs are often noticed only after they have shown their mark. You could notice red swellings in zigzag patterns and tiny bunches which could help you in identifying the bed bug bites. It is evident that they do not spread any kind of disease to human beings but their bites are itchy which could cause bleeding and infection.
Annoying at nights:
Bed bugs are most usually found in the bed where you rest during the nights. As they are active during the nights while you are asleep, you could develop scratchy swellings if the bed bugs are present in the beds. They generally feed on exposed parts of the body like arms or shoulders that you may generally not cover while sleeping. This is a distinction from a few other insects that tend to bite on other parts of the body too.
Bed bugs show their effect on the bedsheets and covers even if you neglect the other signs. After feeding on the human blood, they mark their presence by leaving bloodstains on the bed that is like tiny rust spots. They always shed their skin many times as they grow in age so you may notice their oval-shaped brown colored skin remnants.
A hard, unfriendly smell similar to that of drenched clothes is a sign of the presence of bed bugs. If you are finding that your bedroom is stinking like a storeroom it is time to check on them.
Bed bugs can be a greater problem if you are traveling out and not sleeping at your home. Below are a few checks that could help you to refrain from facing the after-effects of bed bug bites.
Check the bed:
Completely verify the corners and edges of the mattress, bedsheets, and pillow cover by using mobile or torch lights or even if you have a magnifying glass. Remember the signs like reddish-brown stains or tiny brown oval-shaped skin remnants during your checks.
Check the room:
Soon after you finish checking the bed, it is advised to verify the rest of the room too. Verify the furniture including edges of chairs, sofa, curtains and also the carpets. Even here look for the marks of bedbugs.
Check the closet:
Bed bugs can also be present in the clothes that are stored in the cupboards which could be the best hiding place for traveling to different places for spreading. Therefore, ensure to check the clothing thoroughly for any signs of bed bugs.
As mentioned above, a distinct smell is the sign of the presence of bed bugs. Anywhere you travel, if you notice this scent, you must be looking for these insects. As you may go unnoticed for a period until they grow in numbers and have a large infestation, knowing the important signs of their presence will help in eliminating them early.
- Drench all the mattresses, pillow covers, bedsheets, and clothing in very hot water and dry them with a high heat dryer. They can stay for around a year without feeding so cover the mattress for a year to ensure that all the insects are dead and then you can remove and wash them.
- There is the availability of many bedbug insecticides available in the shops, but they become ineffective if you do not know the exact location of the bedbugs. Expert professionals employ insect growth regulators to attack the bedbugs during their reproduction time to decrease the number of eggs laid by female bedbugs.
- Don’t try and perform the spray tasks yourself and hire an experienced bedbug destroyer. They will be known as to which chemicals need to be used without harming the room environment.
Bed bug control services in Salt Lake City by Hybrid pest Control will employ the best-suited product for the bedbug infestation at your home in an environmentally safe way. Contact them now to get the finest exterminator into your home to destroy the bedbugs.