Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite: The Effective Control Solution For Your Sparks Home
June 17, 2023
Bed bugs have become more commonly found in Sparks over the last few years. At one time, these bugs were thought to be extinct. However, they are now found in many businesses and homes all over the country.
At Celtic Pest Control, we are a locally-owned company with decades of experience dealing with some of the most stubborn bugs that are difficult to eliminate. Our Sparks pest control specialists have been dealing with bed bugs for years and are constantly studying new and innovative ways to deal with these pesky bugs. Here is a look at some of our most effective bed bug control solutions.
Visual Clues: Identifying Bed Bugs By Appearance
Bed bugs in Sparks have flat bodies that are more round at one end. Their shape resembles the shape of an apple seed. When the bed bug has not fed in a while, its body is flat and mahogany colored. Once a blood meal is taken, the body will swell slightly to become more elongated and turn a deep red color.
Bed bugs can be extremely sneaky. Their small size allows them to easily hide between the fibers of your carpet and between the folds of your mattress. If you happen to overlook these tiny bugs, there are a few other clues that you can look for. Some of the most common signs bed bugs leave behind include:
- Yellow skin casings that are slightly see through
- Small, white eggs that are only about one millimeter big
- Dark red fecal spots that can easily smear
- Red, itchy bumps on your skin that are usually in a straight line and are the result of a bed bug bite.
If you have bed bugs living around your mattress, you also may notice blood stains on your sheets and bedding. This is likely caused by accidentally crushing the bed bug in your sleep. After a bed bug has taken a meal, their bodies will be bigger and more vulnerable to being crushed and smashed.
Bed Bug Infestation Dangers: Physical And Mental Health Risks
Bed bugs don't have stingers and are not venomous in any way. They also aren't known to spread or carry any dangerous disease. So, that should mean that bed bugs are harmless, right? Unfortunately, bed bugs can still cause you both mental and physical harm if they invade your home.
When a bed bug bites you, it will leave behind an itchy and irritating bump. If you are only bitten by a bed bug once, this might not be a big deal. However, when you have a bed bug infestation, you will likely be bitten multiple times a day by several different bugs. Over time, your body will become covered in bed bug bites, which can be so irritating that it causes you to lose sleep. The lack of sleep combined with the stress of having the infestation can be mentally exhausting to deal with. Also, the irritating bites could cause you to scratch excessively, which could lead to dangerous skin infections.
Unwanted Guests: Common Causes Of Bed Bug Infestations
It is a common misconception that bed bugs will only infest dirty homes. The truth is, bed bugs don't seek out homes. Instead, they are usually accidentally brought inside a home by its owner or a guest. Some of the different ways that you can accidentally bring bed bugs to your house include:
- Having them crawl in your luggage when staying at a hotel
- Trying on clothing at a store that has bed bugs on it
- Bringing home second-hand bedding and furniture that is infested with bed bugs
- Accidentally picking up bed bugs at shared laundry facilities
- Having a neighbor in an apartment complex or duplex that has bed bugs in their home
Bed bugs only eat blood. They don't care how clean or dirty your home is. The only thing they care about is if your home has a reliable food source inside.
Eliminating Bed Bugs: The Smart Solution For Your Home
If you have bed bugs in your home, you may be tempted to try DIY bed bug treatments. However, these treatments can be expensive and are almost always ineffective. If the store-bought treatment does eliminate bed bugs, it will only work at eliminating a few of the adult bed bugs, leaving the eggs intact and ready to hatch.
If you are looking for a cost-effective way to eliminate bed bugs in your home for good, give Celtic Pest Control a call today. Our bed bug control professionals in Sparks have the skills and the experience to eliminate every bed bug in your home and ensure they don't come back in the future. Contact us today for a free estimate and free evaluation.
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