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Keeping Your Home Bed Bug Free
Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on human blood. They are often active at night when people are sleeping. They can be found in a variety of places, such as hotels, apartments, dorm rooms, and homes. Once bed bugs have infiltrated a home, they can spread quickly and cause you pain and annoyance. Cleary Exterminating Co. Inc offers fast, effective bed bug control in Covington.
How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?
The best way to know if you have a bed bug problem is to look for the bugs themselves. Adult bed bugs are small, oval, brown insects that are approximately the size of an apple seed. They have a flat body and a pair of small antennae. Bed bugs are most active in the dark, so they are rarely seen during the day.
If you see small, dark spots on your sheets or mattress, these spots are actually bed bug excrement. It is often referred to as a fecal smear, and it is a strong indicator of a bed bug infestation.
The most common places to find bed bugs are along the seams of mattresses, around electrical outlets, along baseboards, behind picture frames, and in any other place where people sleep. If you find bed bugs in any of these places, you should contact a professional immediately.
What Are the Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation?
Even if you don't see any bed bugs, you may still have a problem. Other signs of a bed bug infestation include:
- Red, itchy bites on your skin
- Small blood spots on your sheets or mattress
- A musty odor coming from your mattress
If you have bed bugs, you will need professional help to get rid of them. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eliminate on your own. Without professional help, you may be able to eliminate the bed bugs in one room, but this won't stop the infestation from spreading to other areas of your home.
How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs?
There are several things you can do to reduce the risk of bed bugs in your home. First, inspect any used furniture before bringing it inside. If you find bed bugs in a hotel or other establishment, alert the management immediately. Second, inspect your home for bed bugs regularly. Finally, avoid picking up random items off the street without properly and thoroughly examining and cleaning them.