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If you have noticed bugs or bug droppings surrounding your bed or other sleeping areas, you may be wondering if you have a bed bug infestation. Below we will provide you with information on how to detect the presence of bed bugs, why they can be a concern, and what to do about them if you find them in your home.
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed Bugs are small parasitic insects that like to make their home close to beds or other sleeping areas. They do this because their preferred food source is human blood, and sleeping humans are easy prey. How can you tell if you have a problem with bed bugs? First, it is important to know what they look like. Bed bugs are small, oval in shape, brown in color, and somewhat flat. They are about the size of an apple seed. If you are seeing an accumulation of bugs near mattresses or other sleeping areas, it is very likely that you are seeing bed bugs. However, sometimes their presence is not known right away because they tend to hide during the day and become active at night. If you or your family members wake up with bug bites and you aren’t sure of the source, you may want to contact a pest control company who can determine whether or not you have bed bugs in your home.
Why are Bed Bugs a Concern?
Bed bugs are not life-threatening, but they are a concern for many people. While their bites are not generally painful, they can cause an irritating and itchy rash in many people. Adult bed bugs can lay thousands of eggs during their life span, resulting in a large infestation that can quickly grow out of control. If you spot bed bugs or think you may have a problem with them, it is important to contact a skilled pest control company right away.
What is Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs?
Heat treatments are one of the best options for the removal of bed bugs. Parasites are difficult to kill, and because of their small size and nocturnal habits, bed bugs can hide deep in the crevices of mattresses and other furniture.
Heat Treatment vs. Other Treatment Types
Heat treatment for bed bugs is effective because temperatures between 117 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit kill both adult bugs and their larvae. Additionally, this treatment is so effective because the heat can penetrate deep into the crevices where bed bugs hide, ensuring that all of the bugs and their eggs are killed during the treatment protocol. Heat treatment for bed bugs is completely safe for use around children or pets since there are no dangerous chemicals involved in the treatment.
We understand that your home is your haven from the world and that you want to keep your family members safe and comfortable. You do not have to feel overwhelmed if you’re experiencing a bed bug infestation. The professionals at Bad Bugs Pest Control have years of experience in detecting the presence of bed bugs and removing them effectively with today’s latest technologies and treatment methods. If you are experiencing issues with bed bugs, contact Bad Bugs Pest Control today for a complete evaluation.