Pest Control OKC lays out how to spot bed bugs
Bed bugs can be quite the hard pest to find. Often, they can exist for quite a long time without you ever noticing. Once you discover an infestation, it’s important that you take steps to end the infestation quickly before it can spread to other parts of your home. The best way to do this is by calling a certified pest control specialist to handle the problem. Bed bugs are notoriously resilient and DIY methods often miss nests or aren’t strong enough to kill them. That being said, here are a few methods of finding these critters.
Look for physical evidence: Bed bugs are masters when it comes to hiding themselves. Where there less capable is hiding the evidence of their attacks. Look for these physical signs that a piece of furniture may house some unwanted guests:
- Fecal Stains on mattress or bedding
- Bloodstains on pajamas and sheets
- Cast/shed skins and exoskeleton
Suspicious Bugs: Obviously, the most concrete evidence that you have a bed bug infestation is to actually find a bed bug scurrying around your place. This is easier said than done however. Bed bugs only come out at night and are very small. Also, do you know what a bed bug looks like? We all know about bed bugs, but how many of us actually know what they look like? Luckily, The EPA has pictures and explanations about each stage of a typical bed bug’s life. Showing how they grow and change.
Bites: Bites might seem like a clear indication of infestation, but they’re actually one of the worst indications of infestations. Why? Because lots of insects bite. It could’ve been a chigger or even a fungal rash. Some people don’t react to bed bug bites at all!
If you think your home might have some unwanted guests, give The Bug Guy, pest control OKC, a call today at 405-973-5522.