Signs You May Need A Bed Bug Exterminator

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Signs You May Need A Bed Bug Exterminator

How to Know if You Have Bed Bugs:

How to Know if You Have Bed Bugs Bed bugs have made a dramatic comeback. So much so that there are many people who think they may have them that do not. Many others who do have them are blaming the signs on something else. The US Environmental Protection Agency says that attempting to associate what appears on the skin as small bites is not a guarantee of having bed bugs. There are plenty of conditions that can cause small red welts that look like bites. Other insects and spiders can also leave those marks.

How to Know if You Have Bed Bugs:

How to Know if You Have Bed Bugs The EPA recommends looking closely at the bedding for signs of infestation. Bed bugs are tiny. The adult bed bug is about 5 mm long or 3/16 of an inch. The term "bed bug" is a common name for various insect species of the Cimex genus.

What Are Bed Bugs?:

What Are Bed Bugs? The Cimex lectularius is the bed bug that likes to feed on human beings. Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans while they sleep. They have skin-piercing mouthparts they use as a kind of syringe to extract blood. The bites usually leave behind red marks that are several times the diameter of the bite.

What Are Bed Bugs?:

What Are Bed Bugs? Use a flashlight and magnifying glass to search a mattress and box springs thoroughly. Be sure to check the bed frame and the headboard too. Look in the holes of the headboard where screws are at for evidence of bugs and eggs.

What Are Bed Bugs?:

What Are Bed Bugs? The eggs resemble grains of rice in appearance but are much smaller at only 1 mm in length. Be sure to look for actual bed bugs. You may find live bugs or dead bugs in any of the life stages from nymphs to adults. Nymphs are so small they would not fully cover the date on a penny.

What Are Bed Bugs?:

What Are Bed Bugs? Small brown stains on bedding may be feces left behind by bed bugs. It is important to take your time and look carefully into every crevice and fold of bedding. Some mattresses and box springs have handles or straps used when moving them. Look under the straps and handles for any evidence of infestation. Bugs that have been smashed into mattresses will leave reddish looking stains

How Do I Get Rid of Them?:

How Do I Get Rid of Them? There are ways to get rid of bed bugs that a homeowner can attempt to varying degrees of success. Replacing the bed may not get rid of all of them. Insecticides that homeowners can buy over-the-counter may or may not work. They do respond to heat and cold, but the temperature extreme needed to kill all of them is too much to make it feasible for a homeowner to use that method .

How Do I Get Rid of Them?:

How Do I Get Rid of Them? The EPA states that exposure to 113 degrees Fahrenheit for at least an hour should kill them. The agency also says that cold below 0 degrees Fahrenheit for at least four days will kill the bugs at any of their life stages.

How Do I Get Rid of Them?:

How Do I Get Rid of Them? Bed bugs have been exhibiting a resistance to pesticides. That and the other extremes needed to kill them all usually make a bed bug exterminator the best option for homes. Exterminators have access to specific chemical pesticides that are considered safe for home use that homeowners typically cannot acquire for do-it-yourself applications.

Further Reading…:

Further Reading… Heat-N-Go provides professional and effective bed bug treatment and extermination. Visit http://heatngopestcontrol.com today to learn more.

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