A home is one of the more significant investments you will make in your lifetime. Knowing how to keep your home free of pests is the goal of every homeowner. So what happens when suddenly you are covered in bug bites you cannot identify? Chances are the culprit is closer than you think.
Bed bugs are a nuisance pest that need to be eradicated from your home or else they will continue to breed and spread. Here are four signs that you may have a bed bug problem.
What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like
Most bug bites appear immediately however bed bug bites may take a few days to appear. This makes them easy to spread from one home to another because the person does not know that they may have inadvertently brought them into their residence.
These tiny creatures feed on blood and while it can cause an itchy irritation they are not known for transmitting disease. Their bites can cause a red rash like irritation while others do not have any reaction to their bites at all.
How to Spot Bed Bugs in Your Home
Knowing how to spot bed bugs in your home begins with knowing where they like to hide. They are most often found in small warm places. If you think you may have bed bugs check out these spots first.
- Any place where the wall and ceiling connect
- Under any wall hangings especially cloth or fabric including curtains
- In the seams of any furniture or bedding
- In any drawers that contain clothing or fabric
Even if there are no bugs in sight there can be some signs that they were there. Look for any sign of reddish stains on fabric, any tiny dark spots that are the same size as a bullet point on a document. You may also see pale yellow flaky material. This is the shell of a small nymph that has shed its skin and is ready to grow.
If you see any of these signs call us so we can get rid of bugs immediately.
What do Bed Bugs Look Like
Would you be able to tell a bed bug from any other pest? Identifying bed bugs can be tricky.They are small and have oval shaped bodies with the adults having a brown hue that is reddish after feeding. Smaller nymphs are the size of an apple seed and white or tan in color. Keep an eye out for both of these as any sign of either one can spell trouble.
At Ensec we pride ourselves on keeping our clients homes pest free by offering quality service at affordable pricing. Check out our website today or call Ensec Pest & Lawn for more information on how we can help.