Waldorf Bed Bug Treatment
How To Identify Bed Bugs
Bed bugs and a bed bug infestation are not hard to miss once they have become a problem in your Waldorf residence. Bed bugs themselves, while only roughly 5 mm long, begin to live in clusters. Beyond themselves, they leave behind droppings in which you will find in crevices of your bedding and other parts of your household.
Bed bugs can often on initial look be mistaken for a small cockroach, but once a bed bug problem occurs, they will be hard to mistake or miss.
How To Detect A Bed Bug Infestation
Bed bugs are typically most active in the night which is why many people awake with bites all over their body prior to noticing the bed bug infestation. Once bites are noticed, you will want to check bedding and the mattresses you and your family sleep on. Bed bugs will leave behind residual blood as well as droppings which will accumulate in crevices of bedding. Beyond bedding, they will also take up residence in any small spaces within your home.
Unfortunately, this can cause a great deal of grief because of their small size and the vast number of bed bugs that can accumulate when you have a bed bug problem in your home. Noticing even one bed bug will require a pest professional to come to your Waldorf home.
Reasons To Treat Your Bed Bug Problem Immediately
Bed bug infestations can become costly and problematic very quickly. Not only can the sheer number of bed bugs multiply within a short period, but the health problems that can occur from bed bug bites are also costly and problematic. Most individuals may have an allergic reaction to the bites which will require medical treatment.
Due to the fact that bed bugs are small, they may find themselves in small and unnoticeable places beyond the obvious mattresses and bedding. This requires a professional Waldorf pest exterminator to look at and treat. You do not want to leave any bed bug problems unresolved because they will only become more costly and harder to treat and can affect yourself and also can be carried to anywhere you may end up.
1) Am I likely to get bed bugs?
Unfortunately, bed bug infestations are indeed much more likely to occur now than they were ten years ago. In the United States, bed bugs had been almost eliminated by 2000. But, then pesticide-resistant bed bugs began emerging. It is these bed bugs that have spread from metropolitan areas all over the country.
While the initial spread of bed bugs occurred in lower-income areas of major cities, that is no longer the case. We have seen bed bugs in apartment buildings, duplexes, and single-family homes. They invade in metropolitan centers like Washington D.C. and small towns like Waldorf, MD. Because of their prevalence, it is important to regularly look for signs of bed bugs in your home.
2) What are some of the problems with treating bed bugs?
Bed bugs are extremely hard to get rid of because of their lifecycle and habits. Bed bugs can be extremely hard to find. Unlike the common perception, bed bugs do not only live in bedrooms. They do prefer spaces where humans spend most of their time. But, they can be found in living rooms, dining rooms, anywhere really.
Bed bugs can also live for months without food and survive extreme temperatures. They also reproduce quickly, and their eggs are as hard to find and hardy as adults. This can be made completely removing all bed bugs and larvae from your home very difficult, especially if you try to do this without help from professional bed bug exterminators.
3) How can I protect myself from bed bugs?
Constant vigilance for the signs of bed bugs is an important first step. Watch out for bites on your exposed skin. You may also see small moving black or brown dots on your mattress or furniture. These are bed bugs.
When you return from a trip, make sure to check your luggage for bed bugs before you bring it into the house. And, if you see signs of a bed bug problem, contact Barefoot Pest Control immediately. The sooner bed bug treatments begin, the easier it will be to remove them all.
4) What are the signs of a bed bug infestation?
We’ve mentioned a few signs of bed bugs already. If you see a bed bug or small red bites on exposed skin, then you definitely have a bed bug problem. Other signs include seeing their discarded skins and droppings on the underside or in the corners of your mattress. You should also look for this sign under furniture cushions or in the liner of your luggage.
5) Are bed bugs dangerous?
Bed bugs are annoying, but they are not fatally dangerous to humans. Bed bugs do not spread disease. This separates them from many other biting pests, like mosquitoes. Even though they do not spread disease, you don’t want to be complacent.
Some people are allergic to bed bug bites. If they get bitten, they may need medical attention. Also, bed bug bites are itchy. Too much scratching can cause problems with your skin.