It’s common for people who have bed bugs to be embarrassed, but this doesn’t mean that their homes are dirty. These pests can come from other places, like hotels, taking advantage of free rides into new environments. These small, reddish-brown insects are good at hiding, and their bites cause itchy rashes. Here at True Blue Termite and Pest Control, their removal is one of our specialties, and we can explain how to get rid of bed bugs for good.
How Do I Know if I Have Bed Bugs?
These tiny insects are about the same size as apple seeds, and the signs of an infestation (besides the itchy bites) include live and dead bed bugs, fecal droppings, stains, and eggs. Bed bugs can hide in the smallest cracks and tend to prefer areas near where people sleep (including beds and living room couches). That’s why it’s so crucial to have a thorough inspection that considers every possible hiding space and the proper tools to carry out this work.
Searching for Bed Bugs
Since bed bugs are so small, they can get deep into places that are hard to investigate. They can be found inside:
- Electrical appliances
- Furniture crevices
- Mattresses and box springs
- Behind baseboards
This is just a sample of where they can be and shows why it’s so hard for homeowners to find every last bed bug when they are performing searches. Bed bugs multiply quickly, too – populations can double every 16 days.
Are Heat Treatments Effective?
We know how to get rid of bed bugs for good with safe, highly effective chemical treatments. Heat treatments are often used to eradicate bed bugs, but this method doesn’t penetrate walls completely. And unlike chemical treatments, heat treatments can damage home items.
Are you ready to learn more about how to get rid of bed bugs for good? Let us get them before they get you – call us today.