Bed Bug Control for Bay Area Residents
One of the most troublesome pests that a homeowner can encounter is the bed bug. Bed bugs are insects that feed on the blood of vertebrates and can be found almost everywhere humans are present.
Bed bugs are named as such because they can usually be found around beds or other places people are sedentary for periods of time, like sofas and chairs. They are attracted to body heat, CO2 exhalation, and specific odors — making humans the perfect target for their meals and their homes the perfect place to live.
Bed bugs multiply quickly. Bringing a few home after traveling can result in an infestation of tens of thousands. Once you suspect you have bed bugs, it is important to contact a professional to eliminate the problem once and for all.
Signs of Bed Bugs in Your Home
There are several ways to spot signs of bed bugs, but the most telling sign is experiencing bites. Every individual can have different reactions to bed bug bites, so it is best to consult a medical professional to determine what type of insect is affecting you.
Beyond bites, you might notice stains left behind from their feces along the seams of your mattress. It is also possible you will see live bed bugs hiding in crevices and cracks, or notice their skin casts from molting.
Not only are homeowners at risk for bed bug infestations, commercial properties like apartments and hotels can fall victim to these terrorizing creatures. No matter if they are in your home or your business, bed bugs are a serious problem that require professional pest control solutions.
Bed Bug Travel Tips
Things you can do to protect you and your family while traveling:
- Place your luggage, briefcases, computer bags on non-upholstered furniture, away from the bed, such as the desk. If you’re using a luggage rack, inspect it prior to placing your items.
- Pull back the corners of the bedding on the bed, and check the mattress and boxspring for bed bugs. Pay special attention to seams, where bed bugs like to hide. Black marks on the mattress could be an indication of a problem.
- Inspect the nightstands and dressers for signs of bed bugs. Pay close attention to cracks and crevices.
- If you believe your room or sleeping area has bed bugs, let the front desk, rental agency, or property manager know and ask for a different room away from any connecting rooms.
Call a Professional Pest Control Company for Bed Bug Control
As a leading bed bug exterminator in the Bay Area, We Care Pest Solutions begins with a thorough inspection and follows up with careful treatment designed to rid your house of bed bugs.