When bed bugs enter the home, they will look for narrow, hidden spaces in which they can hide. This can mean that they can end up in bedding, linens and comforters. Let’s take a look at what to do when that happens.
What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small, flat insects that hide in a variety of textile materials and small spaces, and they will feed on blood. While they are not able to spread diseases with their bites, the bites can still cause infections and allergic reactions. The bites are also uncomfortable, and they can be itchy or become blisters.
How bed bugs enter the home
Bed bugs can take up residence pretty much anywhere, it doesn’t matter how clean the room is, or how often it is cleaned. Once the bed bugs start an infestation, they will not go away without the help of a pro. This means that you can expect to deal with bed bugs in any hotel room across the country and have some of them sneak into your luggage as you travel. In fact, you could even get bed bugs from bus or airplane chairs, so there are multiple ways in which the infestation can start.
How to tell if you have bed bugs in your comforter
It’s fairly rare to actually catch bed bugs out in the open, so you will have to look for other signs of their presence. The main things that indicate the presence of these insects are the stains that they leave behind, which are either brown or red. They are brown if they are bed bug droppings and they are red if they are blood.
Controlling a bed bug infestation
Bed bug infestations can be difficult to remove, since these insects like to hide in crevices and other hard to reach areas. This is why it’s best to work with a pro, who will have the tools and materials needed to thoroughly remove the bed bugs from the home. A DIY approach will yield very little results, and you will just end up spending more money on products that are not that effective. If you would like to know more about the bed bug control process, or if you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation in your home, contact us today and one of our team members will assist you with everything you need.Tags: Bed Bug Control, bed bug inspection