Bed Bug Pest Control for your Home
What is a Bed Bug?
Bed Bugs are small oval shaped bugs that are "hitch hikers". They only feed on blood and must have regular meals to survive. They get their name because they take refuge in beds and feed on humans while they sleep. Although, humans are not their only targets, they will target any warm-blooded animal. Bed bugs can be found virtually any place you can find people. Their "hitch hiker" personality allows for them to travel by latching on to clothes, linens or even suitcases and go where ever they go. That's why the spread of bed bugs is so easy.
What does a Bed Bug look like?
Bed Bugs are an oval shape and grow to about 3/16th of an inch. Before they feed they are flat and brown, after they are red in color, swollen and elongated. They will have six legs and two antenna. Even though bed bugs have wing pads they do not have wings and they can not fly.
Bed Bugs are visible to the human eye. Typically they can be found in the seams of mattress and box springs. Baby bed bugs are harder to identify because of their smaller color and size.
If you have an infestation, small reddish brown fecal spots will be visible on the mattress, upholstery or walls. Bites on the arms and legs are also a good indication of a bed bug issue.
How to get rid of Bed Bugs?
Seek professional help to get rid of Bed Bugs. They are very difficult pest to treat. A licensed professional can address Bed Bug issues, locations and use the appropriate kinds of treatments to get you on your way to being bug free.
If you think you might have a beg bug infestations first off do not panic. Call L&L Termite & Pest Control as soon as possible and get set up for a technician to come out and help you get a treatment plan best for your needs.