You might be surprised to find bed bugs in your home but many Orange residents aren’t aware that bed bugs have been on the rise in the area and all across the U.S. Even five star hotels have been noticing a jump in bed bug incidents which can have negative affects on their business. This is because bed bugs are easily transported by people and their belongings, often without their knowledge. Unless you get bit you don’t know they’re traveling with you.
Bed Bug Identification
Identifying bed bugs can be done by our Orange bed bug control techs or you can identify them as well. Bed bugs are small, oval pests, typically mahogany or red in color. Their size will depend upon the cycle of life they’re in but adults can reach 1/5 inch in length. They are flat but will become larger and elongated after feeding.
Locating Bed Bugs
Most people assume bed bugs only invade beds. While they do in fact invade your bed, they can also invade any furniture and areas in your home. Be sure to check all crevices and cracks of furniture near the bed and other areas including the mattress, bedding, frame, nightstand, dresser, behind outlets, and any decor on the wall. If you aren’t sure it’s bed bugs that you’re finding call our Orange bed bug control experts today to come out and inspect your home. Many times we have to treat more rooms than just the bedroom where bed bugs were discovered. This is because they easily travel to other rooms throughout your home and being so small in size it can be easy to miss them.
Biting Bed Bugs
Bed bugs will bite you, feeding on you while you sleep. Night is when they come out of hiding which is why many people wake up with bites on their bodies. The bed bugs will use a stylet, piercing your skin to suck your blood. Why can’t you feel them biting? They use a stylet to inject their saliva into your skin while feeding and this saliva has a numbing agent, which is why you cannot feel them biting.
Bed bug bites can swell after time but are usually red and itchy. If you scratch it continuously you could irritate the bites further making it harder to treat them. You don’t need to worry about getting a disease if you are bitten by bed bugs but don’t let this keep you from treating them right away.
Bed Bugs Treatment
Our Orange bed bug control experts know how to get the job done right, the first time. Hiring a professional pest control company to take care of your bed bugs is the best option. Yes, it is typically more costly than other pest services but they are harder to treat and require a more extensive treatment process. You will actually save money, in addition to your time, by having our Orange bed bug control techs take care of the bed bugs for you.
If you’re worried that bed bugs are invading your bed give us a call at (714) 701-6917 today. We can explain our treatment process and answer any questions you might have.