Most people cringe at the thought of bed bugs being in their homes. They associate these tiny pests with dirty spaces or unkempt houses. However, they can easily be transferred from one place to another and are difficult to get rid of once they have arrived. Not only are they disgusting to think about, they can cause a great deal of discomfort for you and your family.
What are Bed bugs?
Bed bugs are tiny insects that are reddish-brown in color. However, they are so small it is difficult to see them. As adults, they are about the size of an apple seed. They move quickly enough that you may never know they are around, except for their bites.
These pests like to live in bedding because they feed off human skin cells and blood. They also increase quickly because the females lay hundreds of eggs which are no bigger than one speck of dust.
You will often find bed bugs in beds, couches and dressers with clothing. They often start out in the bed frames, mattresses and bedding. They will move around the bedroom into any protected area. In time, they may spread to other rooms or even the next apartment.
Dangers of Bedbugs
Bed bugs are most active at night when they can bite people while they sleep to feed. The bites aren’t painful, which is why most people never wake up. It’s only later that these bites become itchy and annoying.
You may attribute the bites to mosquitoes or other pests, but they generally are only noticeable after you wake up. You may also see blood stains on your sheets or the bugs’ shed skin under the mattress or in other hiding places. You may also notice a musty odor, which comes from the bugs.
If you aren’t certain you have bed bugs, you can call All Natural Pest Elimination for a free inspection. We will check your home for signs of bed bugs. If you know you have an infestation, call us to take care of the problem for you. Don’t live with those painful bites another day. Let us help you get rid of these tiny invaders.