There are some pests that are problematic because they are a nuisance and can cause issues with your home. You also might have pests that can cause damage to your home by creating nests and using your homes materials. There are other pests that will start to cause trouble with your health as well if you have an infestation. They can bite and cause a reaction if you are allergic to them. You want to make sure that your family is healthy and safe and one way to do that is to take care of pests that might be invading your home. The first thing you can do is to make sure you know what the signs are of their presence. When it comes to bed bugs in your house they can be scary and tend to be very difficult to get rid of. That is why you want to make sure you know what the signs are and what it will take to keep them out of the house. Defense Pest Control Service outlines how you can tell whether bed bugs have infested your house.
Bed Bug Bites
When it comes to pests in general the first time that you might notice that you have them is that you see them around the house. You might see a dead cockroach in the entryway or ants crawling on the kitchen counter. Bed bugs are their own type of pest and the fact that they are so small means that they can be hidden and can end up hiding out of sight. That means that the first sign that you have an issue with bed bugs is when you wake up to bites on your skin. The bites will often show up on your skin after a long nights sleep. You will see small red bumps that are in a straight line where the bed bug has stopped to feed on your exposed skin. They tend to only bite areas of the skin that are exposed such as the arms, face and legs. If you notice that you or your family members have lots of bites after a long night you want to call to have your home inspected for bed bugs.
Other Signs of Bed Bugs
Other tell-tale signs of bed bugs include blood stains on your bedding, bed bug fecal spots, eggshells or shed skin where bed bugs hide and sometimes a musty odor if the infestation has escalated.
Check Around the Beds for Bed Bugs
The other thing that you can do is to make sure that you know where bed bugs tend to hide and where you can check for them since they tend to wait till nighttime to come out to feed. Bed bugs usually are found as the name suggests; the bed. They hide in the folds of the mattress and can even fit in the small gaps in the mattress. You can take the sheets off and move the seams apart and check for small pests or for blood spots that they may have left behind.
Bed Bug Inspection Procedure
You also want to make sure that you have any suspicion that you have come across bed bugs that you call a professional out to do a thorough inspection. They can come out to the house and do an inspection to check for signs that there are bed bugs in your house. They can then offer services to treat for them and remove them from your house.
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