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Many of us have heard the old saying, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite,” often instilling some fear before going to bed! Unfortunately, this saying can hold some truths as these insects can bring itchy bites, crawling hordes, and ruined furniture! They can be difficult to remove and eliminate, making it essential for Macon homeowners to understand how to identify them and what steps to take if they spot one in their home. Check out everything you need to know about these household pests below.
Bed bugs are tiny, appleseed-sized insects with flat, oval-shaped bodies and horizontal ridges across their bodies. Since these pests are so small, they can fit in the smallest crack, crevice, or any small hiding spot. The best way to spot bed bug signs is to look for physical signs, such as rusty stains on the bed sheets or mattresses, dark spots on fabric, eggs or eggshells, and live bed bugs. You will often find these pests or signs of bed bugs around the bed, near piping, seams, tags of mattresses, box springs, and in cracks on the bed frame and headboard.
Bed bugs are notorious for hitchhiking, allowing them to travel long distances at a time. They will often latch onto suitcases, linens, clothes, old furniture, groceries, and more. The best way to prevent these pests from entering your home in the first place is to inspect items before entering the home. After traveling, avoid bringing in your suitcase; instead, remove your clothes and wash them immediately through a high-heat dryer cycle. Likewise, before you bring in any second-hand furniture, groceries, or deliveries, make sure to inspect them for bugs.
If you’ve noticed bed bug signs or identified live bugs, you will want to act fast to eliminate them. Since bed bugs are elusive, surviving under extreme conditions, they often cannot be eliminated through do-it-yourself methods. Once you have identified a bed bug infestation, the best plan of action is to call a pest control company for help. These professionals will provide you with a proper inspection to identify the areas where they have invaded. After an inspection is completed, your pest professional will provide you with a bed bug control plan, including either a chemical or heat treatment, all depending on your pest situation.
If you suspect a bed bug infestation in your home, contact your local pest control company to assess the situation. A trained professional will help you decide the best plan of action, treatment, and prevention for your home.
It’s the holiday season, the time of the year when a bed bug infestation can be devastating! Bed bug activity can be confused with only being active in the summer, but they are year-round pests. This means that while the weather cools off, bed bugs are still active during the winter and will be looking towards your Miami Lakes home for warmth! Here’s what you need to know about bed bugs, signs that they’ve infested, and how you can avoid them.
Bed bugs are extremely small, only growing to 3/16th of an inch in length. Before these pests feed, their appearance is brown in color and flat in body shape. After feeding, they become red, swollen, and longer in body length. These pests will often get around by hitchhiking through certain items. Adult bed bugs can be spotted by the human eye, but nymphs are harder to spot, as they are smaller and paler in appearance.
Bed bugs will infest several areas in the home, including behind baseboards, around mattress buttons, within bedding, electrical switch plates, picture frames, and more! There are certain warning signs of a bed bug infestation, including seeing their feces, casings, bloodstains on sheets, bites on yourself or family members, and their eggs. The best evidence, however, is seeing these pests crawling around in your home.
These pests are notorious hitchhikers, catching a ride inside your home through suitcases, old furniture, packages, clothes, and even houseguests. It’s important to be vigilant when traveling or having guests throughout the year. Check out our top preventative measures to avoid a bed bug infestation below,
If you’ve noticed signs of bed bugs or are looking to get ahead of bed bug prevention, consider reaching out to your local South Florida pest control company! These professionals will inspect your home, locate entry points, and recommend a treatment and prevention plan for your home.
The new year is here and it’s time to get your vacations planned for the upcoming months. Don’t let those vacation plans get ruined by bed bugs! These pests are highly efficient hitchhikers and can move quickly and climb easily into luggage or anything left on a bed in just one night. Hotels and Airbnb’s are the perfect home for bed bugs and are typically where they can be picked up. Here are some tips to prevent bed bugs while traveling!
Once arriving at your home away from home during your vacation, be sure to inspect anything and everything where a bed bug could be hiding. Look for live insects, blood stains, and eggs throughout the room. Typically, with larger infestations, you will notice a sweet, musty odor.
The best place to inspect is the mattress you will be sleeping on. Be sure to take the fitted sheet off the corner of the bed, lift the mattress, and check all the crevices with a flashlight. Other hiding places include baseboards, behind picture frames, and even cracked or ripped wallpaper.
Before using the luggage rack, which you should always use, inspect it for bed bugs. Once cleared, you should then use the rack to keep your luggage elevated off the ground. Keep the rack away from the wall so bed bugs can’t easily climb into your bag.
When beginning to pack for check out, examine your luggage and clothing to make sure you haven’t picked up any extra baggage. A good tip to know is once home, unpack in your garage or outside of your living areas, and put clothes directly in the dryer, as heat is a deterrent for bed bugs.
If you suspect you have returned home from vacation with hitchhikers, reach out to your local, licensed pest control company and receive a FREE bed bug inspection today!