Is it time for professional bed bug control? If you suspect a problem with this tiny but mighty parasite, make the call before the problem worsens. Bed bugs don’t go away without the proper course of treatment which, ultimately, isn’t generally found at DIY home improvement shops. So, if bed bugs are a problem you are dealing with, you don’t have to face them alone. We are only a call away if you need bed bug control, general pest control, fire ant control, mosquito control, or termite control for your home or business.

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What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are bloodborne parasites resembling ticks.  It commonly hitches a ride on clothing, furniture, etc., to make its arrival in your home. Once inside, bed bugs multiply quickly, and you soon learn what nightmares are made of. Bed bugs suck the blood of victims as they sleep during the wee hours of the night, leaving an itchy welt behind.

Some people experience allergic reactions to the bites, which result in swelling, intense itching, and a myriad of additional symptoms. Anyone who suspects a bed bug infestation should call professional exterminators at once. The longer bed bugs persist without extermination service, the more bugs and problems it brings.

Where Do Bed Bugs Live?

 Bed bugs generally live inside of mattresses and crevices in the bed but may also call other areas home, such as sofas, chairs, electrical outlets, and luggage -practically anywhere that is dark and comfortable can become a new home for a bed bug. Considering the parasite can live for as long as a year without a blood meal, you really never know where it is lurking.

Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation

Confused bed bugs may accidentally creep out into the daylight but, as a nocturnal parasite,  tend to come out during the wee hours of the night when their victim sleeps. If you happen to spot an oval-shaped, reddish-brown bug in your bed, on the sofa, or other spot and experience bites of unknown origin, look into the possibility that you have a bed bug problem.

Other signs of a bed bug infestation include:

  • Bed bug fecal matter
  • Bed bug shells
  • Musty odor
  • Blood stains on sheets/pillows or blankets
  • Waking in the mornings with unknown bites

A common myth that’s gone around for the past decade or so since bed bugs made their overdramatic re-appearance in beds around the world suggests only dirty people have problems with the pest. This myth is entirely untrue.

The truth is, bed bugs aren’t transported inside homes in conventional ways the usual pest comes inside. Instead, bed bugs are travelers that hitch rides into homes through various means, including clothing, luggage, etc.  Anyone, regardless of their housekeeping skills, can find themselves bothered by bed bugs.

Are Bed Bugs Dangerous?

Bed bugs don’t cause deadly diseases like mosquitoes and other pests and parasites, but they certainly create Freddy-Krueger-ish nights for many people. Closing your eyes means the bed bugs bite; we all remember mom and dad telling us, “goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite” as kids.

The fear of getting bitten can be overwhelming, which causes you sleepless nights and intense dread and worry that bed bugs lurk nearby. Anyone who has experienced the overwhelming itching and swelling that bed bug bites leave behind completely understands the fear and angst.

Eliminate Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small but terrifying parasites all too willing to enjoy a blood meal at your expense. Reducing the risk of a bed bug infestation is possible. Here are a few bed bug control tips:

  • Regularly wash and heat dry your sheets, pillowcases, and blankets
  • Look over any secondhand items before bringing them into the home
  • Check hotel rooms before unpacking luggage.
  • Check the bed in the hotel room. Lift the mattress and look for the signs of bed bugs above. Immediately notify hotel staff of any problems.
  • Schedule professional bed bug service if you suspect a pest problem

Professional bed bug control further keeps your home free and clear of bed bugs. The technicians at Capitan Pest Patrol can inspect your home to verify bed bugs exist, then use our state-of-the-art techniques and remedies to get rid of pests and help ensure you are counting sheep again soon.

We’ll work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs. Rest assured, we take treating bed bugs seriously! Contact us to schedule an inspection.