Bed Bug Pest Control
Bed bugs are insects from the genus Cimex that feed on human blood, usually at night. Bed bugs are small, oval, insects with a brown tent that live on the blood of animals or humans. According to the EPA, adult bed bugs are usually about the size of an apple seed (3/16 – 1/4 inch long). After feeding, bed bugs’ bodies swell and are a reddish color. Bed bugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bed bugs may lay hundreds of eggs over a lifetime, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust.
Knowing what bed bugs look like is step one; however, due to their size, and sometimes color, it can be hard to actually see these pests to know that you have a problem. You should watch for signs of bed bugs around your home or business, such as: smelling a sweet musty odor, discovering new small brown or tan streaks on sheets, blankets, and furniture, actually seeing them, or finding yourself or others in the space with unexplained bites or itchy rashes. Bed bugs tend to hide in clothing, furniture, carpet, bedding, luggage, and more. If there is a crevice, they will find it and take up residence.
As mentioned, bed bugs bite to feed and survive. Bed bugs are most active at night and usually bite people while they are sleeping. Bed bug bites are usually painless at first, but can turn into itchy welts. Unlike flea bites, that are mainly around the ankles, bed bug bites are on any area of skin that is exposed. Bed bug bites can result in a number of health impacts including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Bed bug bites may lead to skin changes ranging from small areas of redness to prominent blisters. Symptoms may take minutes or days to appear and are typically extremely itchy. Bed bug bites can cause some people to become tired or have a fever.
If you think they you may have bed bugs in your home or business, you should call in an expert right away. Bed bug pest control is the best way to eliminate your problem and ensure each and every bed bug is gone. Bed bugs are not a pest you want to try an at-home treatment on yourself.
Delving Pest Control offers discreet pest control in Ohio and Southeast Michigan. We get rid of your nasty bed bugs by using a safe and effective solution to exterminate them, thermal treatment. Delving Pest Control treats your infected home with heat and it eliminates bed bugs from beds, walls, floors, furniture, and bedding.