Spring is in the air in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. It means it is time for things to start turning green again, our days to get longer, spring cleaning, and seasonal pests and rodents to come out of hiding from the colder months. Bed bugs, unlike some other pests, are not seasonal and are around all year long. While the flowers are blooming, are bed bugs looming around your home or business?
Bed Bugs are a Problem All Year
As we have reviewed before, bed bugs aren’t picky when it comes to when they decide enter a home or business. Bed bugs are around all winter, bed bugs can be a big problem in the fall, they may travel home with you in the summer, and they are also around in the spring. As the world around us starts to change colors and flowers are blooming, are bed bugs looming?
Bed bugs can pose a health risk and are a major nuisance all year. Bed bugs bite to feed and survive by piercing the skin and withdrawing blood through their beak. The bugs feed from 3 to 10 minutes. Most bed bug bites are painless at first, but later turn into itchy welts. Bed bug bites are on any area of skin exposed while sleeping. Bed bug bites often go unnoticed and are thought to be a rash or another skin aliment.
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.
What Should I Look for to Ensure I don’t have a Bed Bug Problem?
There are some signs of bed bugs around your home or business that you should keep watch for:
- Finding bed bugs’ exoskeletons throughout your home or business.
- Locating bed bugs in the fold of mattresses and sheets.
- Discovering small brown or tan streaks on your sheets, blankets, pillows, and/or on the mattress or nearby furniture.
- Smelling a new sweet musty odor.
- Actually seeing bed bugs throughout your home or business.
How can I Prevent Bed Bugs in my Home or Business this Spring?
If you want to be sure flowers are blooming and bed bugs aren’t looming this spring, and all year round, there are some steps you can take to prevent a bed bug infestation.
- Inspect and treat secondhand furniture, beds, couches, chairs, desks, etc. for any signs of a bed bug infestation before bringing them into your home or business.
- Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs to eliminate common hiding spots.
- Reduce clutter in your home or business to decrease hiding places for bed bugs.
- Vacuum frequently to remove any successful invaders.
- Install bed bug interceptors on furniture around your home or office.
- If you are traveling, you should keep your eyes peeled for signs of bed bugs.
- Clean up after guests by immediately vacuuming and removing any bedding they have used.
- Move beds and other furniture away from walls.
- Have everyone remove shoes when entering your home.
We wait all winter for spring to arrive in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan and the last thing you want to deal with when it finally does, is an unwanted bed bug infestation.
If you happen to find these unwanted pests in your home or business, Delving Pest Control can help. We get rid of nasty bed bugs by using a safe and effective solution to exterminate bed bugs with thermal treatment. Delving Pest Control treats your infected home or business with heat and eliminates bed bugs from beds, walls, floors, furniture, and bedding.
Delving Pest Control is the leading discreet bed bug exterminator in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Our vehicles are unmarked for your privacy. All you need is, a free inspection and strategy to help eliminate your out-of-control bed bug issues.