It’s fair to say that all bugs are pretty horrible to deal with; however, bed bugs take the cake. These little critters are very sneaky and can be hard to get rid of at times. They tend to hide in the most inconspicuous of places making them able to multiply at alarming rates, and since these creatures are nocturnal you probably won’t even know they exist for some time. Similar to other pest infestations, you will not always know that you have a bed bug infestation until the infestation is considerably large. The trick to dealing with them efficiently is to know all of the signs that they have entered your home so that you can stop the infestation before it becomes too large of an issue. This is where Quality Pest Control comes in. We know all of the signs to keep an eye out for so that you can hopefully stop the infestation from growing larger, although, no matter how big or small of an infestation you are going to need professional help to get rid of these pests for good.
How to Tell When There’s a Bed Bug Infestation
Some of the signs of a bed bug infestation may seem obvious at first; however, some of the signs can be interchangeable with other types of pest and rodent infestations. Due to this, it is important to know as many signs as possible to rule out other kinds of pests. Whether you have bed bugs or not, Quality Pest Control can get rid of any pest problem you have.
. Blood Stains
Since bed bugs need blood to survive, they will usually come out of their hiding place once or twice a week to feed. Although they can live up to a year without a host, they are selfish and prefer to get more blood throughout the week. After a bed bug is done feeding, they will crawl back into their hiding place leaving behind a trail of bloodstains. These stains are usually found closer to the edge of the bed as most bed bugs like to hide in the headboard or box spring of the bed.
. Itchy Bites
This sign of bed bugs is a tricky one as many other pests can cause itchy skin. Compared to the other kinds of pests that like to bite, bed bugs have a unique way of getting blood from humans that can help you pick their bites apart from others. A bed bug bite will leave redness in the area and will be in a diagonal zig-zag line on the skin. These bites are smaller in the size and tend to lay flat on the skin similar to how a scratch would. Bed bugs typically bite the same area and will do so in a line format, opposite of how fleas or ants would bite. They also tend to go for areas of the skin that are out in the open as opposed to areas that are underneath your blankets and comforters.
. There’s an Odor
Like most pests and pest infestations, after the problem gets rather large and odor will begin to constantly linger in the air. Every infestation has its unique odor and this rings especially true for bed bug infestations. These bugs emit an odor that has commonly be compared to a wet towel and a dirty locker in a locker room. If you are starting to notice this scent particularly in your bedroom then chances are that you have a sizeable bed bug infestation. It’s important to keep this scent in mind as soon as you are suspicious since the scent will only get stronger as the infestation gets bigger.
For all of your bed bug issues, Quality Pest Control is here to help. Our team of experts has handled plenty of bed bug cases successfully and will be able to handle yours as well. We know all of bed bugs tricks and how to get to all of their hiding places. After we are done with our extermination process you can be sure to get a good night’s sleep free of the stress from the horrible pests. If any of the above signs are present in your home, then it may be time to give one of our team members a call. When it comes to pests it’s always better to call and be safe than sorry. Reach out to us today at (954) 329-0264 to hear more about our bed bug services.