Bed bugs are pests that won’t go away on their own. Only a professional can eliminate them and make sure they are gone. Raven Termite and Pest Control is an exterminator in Laurel that will get rid of these bugs for good. We serve commercial and residential customers across Baltimore and Washington DC.

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are tiny, wingless insects with six legs and flat bodies. Their initial color can range from white to brown, but once they feed, they turn rusty brown. There are a few signs that bed bugs have infested your home, hotel or apartment building. Be on the lookout for:

Foul Odor
Bed bugs have pheromones that have a pungent, musty odor. The smell from the presence of bed bugs can often resemble the odor of mold and mildew.

Itchy, Red Bites
When bed bugs bite humans they leave red, itchy bites in a zigzag pattern. These bites differ from mosquito bites. Bed bug bites are flat where mosquito bites are raised.

Stains on Bedding
One of a bed bug’s favorite places to hide is in mattresses and bedding where people spend most of their time at night. Since these insects are nocturnal, it’s the perfect place to feed. You may notice yellow or brown stains on your mattress or see the bugs along the edges and creases of the mattress.

How to Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Into Your Home

You can easily bring bed bugs into your home if you aren’t careful. Before you bring clothing, furniture, appliances, and similar items into your home, check for signs of bed bugs. Shake out clothing and inspect suitcases before bringing them inside after a trip. If you suspect you have bed bugs in your home, it is time to call a professional exterminator.

Raven Termite and Pest Control: Exterminator in Laurel

When you think bed bugs are the reason for your sleepless nights, or you have other pest control issues that need to be addressed, Raven Termite and Pest Control is only a phone call away. Our services include pest control for bed bugs, rodents, ants, roaches, termites, and more. We can also protect your home from wildlife pests. Contact us today for more information about our pest control services.