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With increased travel, summer temperatures soaring, the phenomenon of holiday accommodation rentals and hotels operating at high occupancy rates, there has been a rise in outbreaks of bed bugs across the US.
An estimated one in five Americans have personally dealt with a bed bug infestation or knows someone who has encountered the dreaded pest. If you think you have seen any of the signs of bed bugs around your home or business, contact your local Western Exterminator office today to discuss bed bug detection and removal options, and rest easy knowing you are in safe hands.
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Bed bugs are elusive, nocturnal creatures often surfacing from cracks and crevices to feed on human hosts for a few brief hours in the night before returning to secluded hiding places for up to 5 - 10 days.
The first thing a professional bed bug exterminator does is to look for the signs of a bed bug infestation. This process can be challenging, which is why we may sometimes recommend a canine bed bug inspection, but adult bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye and you may be able to spot them if you know where to look.
Check areas such as bed frames, headboards, mattress seams, baseboards, inside electrical sockets and fittings and look out for these telltale signs:
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Bed bugs can be hugely aggravating for home and business owners alike and be particularly troublesome to control. More often than not, people will attempt a DIY solution using home remedies to manage the bed bug infestation before contacting a pest control professional. Here are a few steps you can try if you decide to have a go at it yourself:
Seeing as they are some of the most slippery hitchhikers, the most effective way to control bed bugs is to enlist the help of a professional bed bug exterminator. At Westen Exterminator, the treatments we employ eliminate the bed bug infestation at all stages of the life cycle, getting rid of the adult bed bugs but also removing all eggs and larvae.
Knowing what bed bugs look like is a key part of bed bug control. Bed bugs are tiny and vary in size based on their stage in the life cycle.
Bed bugs have flat, round bodies divided into three segments, six legs and two antennae at the top of their head. Bed bugs are tiny and vary in size based on their stage in the life cycle. Learn about how you can identify a bed bug by watching the video below.
One of the most obvious signs of a bed bug infestation is waking up to bed bug bites on exposed parts of your body, most commonly, your arms, torso and legs. Sometimes referred to as a bed bug rash, many people do not feel the bite or develop clear symptoms other than the bite marks and minor surrounding inflammation and irritation.
At Western Exterminator, we understand how mentally taxing it can be to find yourself being bitten in your bed at night. Bed bug infestations are widely known to cause sleep deprivation and decreased wellbeing, find out everything you need to know about bed bug bites and how to get rid of them.
Bed bug identification is key to bed bug control. Learn what bed bugs look like and how to spot them before they get you.