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Four Signs Your Home is in Need of Bed Bug Removal

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Bed bugs are an unwelcome and unwanted guest in any living situation. They are undesirable due to their nature to feast on the blood of humans and animals. In appearance, bed bugs are small, oval shaped, and wingless with reddish-brown or yellow bodies.

Four Signs Your Home is in Need of Bed Bug Removal

Bed bugs tend to be nocturnal, so they may initially be difficult to see; however, there are ways to detect them. If you notice any of the following signs, it is likely that your home is in need of bed bug removal:

  1. Small red or reddish-brown fecal matter. You may find bed bug droppings on mattresses, upholstery, or the walls. Typically, they will be about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
  2. Sweet odor. The scent of bed bugs is often described as sweet and musty.
  3. Molted bed bug skins and eggs. The molted skin of bed bugs is similar in appearance to bed bugs themselves. Eggs are a pale yellow, yet if they’ve hatched, you may discover just the eggshells.
  4. Red bite marks. Bed bug bites often occur on exposed areas of the body such as the legs or arms while the person is sleeping. If a person is allergic to the bed bug saliva, these bites tend to be itchy and are often mistaken for mosquito bites. Please note that not all individuals may be allergic to bed bug bites and may not have the same reaction.

If you notice any of these signs, your home likely has a bed bug infestation, and you should contact a professional pest control company for bed bug removal immediately. Our professional bed bug removal team can get rid of these unwanted pests for good! We use chemical treatments rather than heat treatments for bed bugs, as that process does not damage home items as heat often does. Give us a call at True Blue Termite and Pest Control for bed bug removal today!