Ideally, identifying a bed bug infestation early helps prevent the outbreak from spreading further. Find information below to determine if you may have bed bugs in your home or business. If you suspect a bed bug infestation, it is time to call in a professional to help.
What are Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation?
Sometimes, small infestations are more challenging to identify due to similarities between bedbugs and other insects. What are the signs of bed bugs infestation?
- Live bed bugs
- Finding bites on your skin
- Dark, rusty spots on sheets, mattresses, bedclothes, or walls
- Blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases
- Bedbug fecal spots, egg shells, or shed skins in areas where bedbugs hide
Bedbugs typically live in mattress, bed frames, bed springs, and headboards. However, in a heavy infestation, the bugs also hide in drawer joints, curtains, or even electrical outlets.
Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Home
The following tips will help you avoid bringing bedbugs home from hotels. First, inspect your room. Take some time before unpacking. Using a flashlight, check in poorly lit areas for any possible infestation.
Next, store your belongings safely. Upon confirmation that your room is free of bed bugs, keep luggage on the luggage rack. Additionally, always keep suitcases zipped and away from the beds when not in use. You may also want to bring large trash bags with you to store your suitcase in to keep bed bugs out.
Finally, look before you repack. Double-check your bags and clothes for signs of bedbugs before you leave.
What if You Find Bed Bugs?
The first step when you see bedbug is to clean your bedding in hot water and dry them with the highest dryer settings. Brush the mattresses with a stiff brush removes the bedbugs and eggs before they hatch. Vacuuming the bed and surroundings frequently will help get rid of bugs. Next, call Raven Termite and Pest Control.
If you detect any signs of a bed bug infestation in your home, do not panic. Raven Termite and Pest Control is a bed bug exterminator in Montgomery County, and beyond. We are committed to eliminating bedbugs. For more information, contact us today.