Bed bugs are becoming a more common insect that humans are coming into contact with. They most often get into your home by hitching a ride on or inside of luggage, clothes and used furniture. Bed bugs are small insects that usually appear to be dark red or brown in color. However most people do not know they even have bed bugs in their home as they are difficult to spot, especially during the daytime when bed bugs like to hide out. Common areas that bed bugs hide in are cracks of furniture, mattress seams, in the folds of sheets, and even in clothes. Bed bugs will normally hide out close to a host that they can feed on at night time.
Bed Bug Bites
People who wake up with bed bug bites don’t normally realize they are getting bit when it is happening. Bed bugs wait for a host to fall asleep, then crawl into the bed and sink their teeth into the host and engorge themselves with the host’s blood. The bite is not painful enough to wake the host up, so the bed bug can enjoy quite a feast during the night. The first sign that you have bed bugs in your home is waking up with red swollen welts or bite marks on your body.
Bed Bug Blood Signs
Another sign that you may have a bed bug problem is small blood stains on your sheets. This is of course a result of the bed bug biting and sucking out your blood. Keep an eye out for this sign so you can begin treating the problem immediately. Once bed bugs have established a nest within your home, they can be extremely difficult to get rid of, especially on your own. Bed bugs have also been known to leave a musty odor around a home. If the musty odor has become quite prominent then your bed bug problem is most likely an infestation.
Professional Bed Bug Inspection & Removal
If you suspect that bed bugs are in your home, the best step to take is hiring a professional pest control service like Source Pest Control to perform a thorough bed bug inspection of your home. Our skilled technicians know exactly where to look for bed bugs and if there is already a nest within your home, our pest control specialists will pinpoint the exact location, making complete extermination much easier. Contact Source Pest Control for the best bed bug service available. Our technicians will eliminate the presence of bed bugs in your home permanently.