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OKC Pest Control Reports The Return Of Bed Bugs: Part 2

OKC Pest Control: Protecting You And Your Bedding

In part one of this series, our OKC pest control team went into detail about how bed bugs have made their way back into the lives of many Americans. We also gave some tips on how to identify these blood sucking bugs in the event that you might have them, too! Today, our OKC pest control team will be answering a few prevalent questions people often have about bed bugs.

Do bed bugs leave evidence on the body?

Just as bed bugs leave behind evidence that they’ve been in your bed, they also leave distinct rash-like patches on the skin where they’ve bitten. These patches can be rather blotchy around the face, neck, back, hands, and arms.  If scratched, the bites can become infected and typically, there are no treatment options unless infection does set in. Bed bugs can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas.

Can you get rid of bed bugs without professional treatment?

With a lot of diligence and patience you may be able to do some hard work on your own, but be warned it’s not going to be pretty. As bed bugs can hide in various places you would need to take the most thorough actions possible and remove every large piece of furniture, bag up stuffed animals and like items, and clean up really well. Unfortunately, even if you take every precaution to clean up the mess of bed bugs by yourself there is still a chance you won’t get them all.

The truth is, as you will come to realize through research of your own, getting rid of bed bugs is not an easy process. The reason it’s so difficult to get rid of them is that each adult female produces about one egg per day and each egg takes 10 days to hatch. Furthermore, it only takes another five to six weeks for the offspring to develop into an adult and be ready to procreate.

Our OKC pest control team is here to help! We want to make sure that your home is bug-free before the Valentine’s day gets here. So, if you want to sleep tight without bed bugs biting you, contact The Bug Guy @ 405-973-5522. We’d love to help protect you and your bedding!

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OKC Pest Control Reports The Return Of Bed Bugs: Part 1

OKC Pest Control: Protecting You And Your Bedding

Our OKC pest control team is ready for the month of February and all it has to offer, are you? If you have bed bugs, chances are you’re probably not ready for anything except some relief!

The month for love and romance is no time at all to be getting bitten up by bed bugs! Sleeping soundly in a bug-free bed is something everyone deserves. The last thing you’d want your significant other or special sweetheart to notice is that your bed has been infested with bed bugs causing them to be dinner for the gross, little insects. Likewise, did you know that your guests could actually bring bed bugs with them? It’s true as they can be very good at hiding. Read on to learn more.

Are bed bugs even still around? 

You may think bed bugs are less common these days than they were in the past, but our OKC pest control team is here to tell you that we’ve seen them make a big return! Older generations will remember they were a common occurrence before World War II in the United States and the epidemic seemed to eliminated for quite some time, but records indicate bed bugs remained prevalent in other areas of the world and that increases in immigration, travel, and restrictions on stronger pesticides have played a role in the comeback of these disgusting blood suckers.

Can you see them and if so what do they look like?

Bed bugs are tiny and they are very good at hiding in beds, dark areas, in luggage, and on clothing. If you do happen to see them they can be identified as reddish brown in color and even more red after they’ve sucked the blood of humans or animals. They also often leave behind evidence that they’ve been in your bed. Here are a few tips from our OKC pest control team to help you know what to look out for:

  • Bug skins or shells
  • Egg cases
  • Fecal stains on mattress, sheets, blankets, or pillows
  • Blood stains on sheets or pajamas
  • Sometimes a musty odor

As you can imagine, the thought of being bitten up by bed bugs isn’t very appealing. If you think you have signs of bed bugs in your home, please don’t hesitate to give our OKC pest control company, The Bug Guy, a call @  405-973-5522. We’d love to help protect you and your bedding!

If you’d like to know more about bed bugs, stick around for part two of this series!