Waking up with bug bites and red bumps on your body is not a good way to start the morning. Neither is finding tiny blood spots on your sheets. If this sounds like something that is happening to you, then it is very likely your home has become infested by bed bugs. Even if you haven’t experienced bed bugs for yourself, it is important that you are up to par on what to look for when it comes to this disgusting pest. Knowing the signs of a bed bug problem can help you prevent an infestation and save you thousands of dollars.
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What You Should Know About Bed BUgs
Signs Of An Infestation
Evidence of bed bugs can include rusty or reddish stains on bedding, as well as eggs, eggshells, or pale yellow skins as bed bug nymphs shed their skins. Unlike many insects that are considered pests, bed bugs do not fly. Instead, they infiltrate a home by climbing onto luggage and clothing. Bed bugs are commonly found in homes, apartment buildings, dormitories, and hotels. They can also infest any public place, including public transportation, movie theaters, restaurants, stores, and even schools.
Bed Bug’s Food Source
Blood is the only nutrition source for bed bugs. Adult females need blood to breed and produce eggs. People dealing with a bed bug infestation will find bites on areas of the body that are exposed during sleep—such as hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs, and arms.
The bed bug is considered a public health pest by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Typically just 5 millimeters long, and as thin as a credit card, bed bugs can be very difficult to identify with the naked eye. Despite their small size, they can be more obvious during an infestation. Their size also allows them to infiltrate hard to reach spaces—seams of mattresses, electrical receptacles and even the head of a screw! A bed bug’s diet consists of blood meals, which results in itchy sores on the humans and/or animals who become the unfortunate food sources. People often develop allergic reactions to the bites.
Other health risks from bed bugs include a secondary infection of the skin from the reaction to the bite. People who are living in bed bug infested areas also experience increased stress, which can manifest itself as anxiety, insomnia or other reactions.
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While we hope that you never experience a bed bug infestation, if you do, you can trust the professionals at Superior Spray Service Inc. to help. Our pest control technicians are well-trained and pursue continuing education in accordance Florida state laws. If you encounter bed bugs or spot evidence of them, such as bites or fecal matter, please contact us immediately! (833) 682-0700 Superior Spray Service Inc. is licensed to kill bed bugs…. and any other disgusting pest you encounter.
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