We’ve all heard the expression “don’t let the bed bugs bite,” but what do you do when they actually start biting? Bed bugs are a common problem in South Florida homes, however they can also be found in your hotel rooms, in your kid’s bunks at summer camp, as well as other public places. Fortunately, with Ambassador Pest Management, you can rid you home, bed and life of these pesky creatures that are disturbing your slumber.
Bed bugs are quite small, which can make seeing them in the first place quite difficult. Adult bed bugs are flat and average only 3/16 to ¼ of an inch long. If they have fed recently, bed bugs may become more balloon-like. The eggs are even smaller than the adult bugs. They are white and about the size of a pinhead. In addition, bed bugs don’t have an active season. They are active year-round, meaning you need to be vigilant to protect yourself and your home.
To the right is a video of an infestation we found in a South Florida home, call us today at the first sign of bed bugs.
Bed bugs have no preference when it comes to the humans they feed off. Whether you’re young, old, rich or poor, a bed bug doesn’t discriminate when it’s time for its next meal. A bite from a bed bug is similar to mosquito and flea bites. They are usually red, and they may be itchy or irritate you. In a lot of cases, multiple bug bites will appear in a straight line on your skin, making them easier to identify than a mosquito or flea bite.
Identifying a Bug Bite Infestation
Determining whether or not you have a bed bug infestation may take some detective work on your end. These bugs are excellent hiders and can be found in more than just your bed. Check under your carpets, in your popcorn ceilings, behind picture frames and in your baseboards. If you notice small blood stains on your sheets, mattresses and comforters, you may have an infestation.
If you think you may have a bed bug problem, don’t hesitate to contact your local pest control company to identify and eliminate these blood-hungry creatures.