Bed bugs are small, apple seed-sized insects. They are flat and oval with horizontal ridges across their bodies. They don’t have wings but can move extremely fast. They can leave mosquito-like bites all over your body and can be an itchy problem.
Coming home from a vacation or even a day out shouldn’t result in a bed bug infestation. If you discover you brought home these common pests, it’s crunch time to keep them from spreading to other areas of your home.
The first thing you should do is identify the pest and verify it is a bed bug. If you believe it is a bed bug, then giving your local bed bug control company a call is the best option. Here are some other things you can do in the meantime:
- Purchase protective covers for your mattress and box springs.
- Discard furniture responsibly, by destroying or marking with a sign noting it has bed bugs.
- Seal all other furniture in plastic bags to ensure bed bugs stay out.
Give your local pest control company a call today. Their highly trained pest professionals will be able to rid your home of bed bugs and give you back your peace of mind.