What would you do if you woke up with bite marks on your skin? Most people would think about all the different pests that might be biting them while they were asleep. One pest that might come to mind is the bed bug. This invasive, blood-feeding insect causes huge problems here in St. Charles and regularly torments homeowners. If you have questions about bed bugs and want to know how to keep these pests out of your living areas, here are some things to consider today.
Unlikely Places Bed Bugs Could Be Living
It is easy to think that bed bugs only live around beds. This could not be further from the truth. Bed bugs do crawl into beds at night when it is time to feed, but during the day, or when their victim is awake, these pests often shelter inside cracks, crevices, and other hard-to-reach areas. You might find bed bugs in the cracks between baseboards, behind outlet covers, and deep inside furniture. When checking your home for bed bugs, use a flashlight and keep your eyes out for bed bug signs. What are the signs of bed bugs? Here are a few you should know.
- Shed skins
- Dead bed bugs
- Specs of reddish-black fecal droppings
How To Kill Bed Bugs Quickly
One thing you should know about bed bugs is that there is no quick solution. These bugs are considered specialty pests by all bed bug control providers. They are not covered in professional prevention plans and can only be eliminated once they infest. This is because of how bed bugs invade. Bed bugs get into homes by riding on items. This means you or your loved ones bring them indoors. Because these pests hide in the deepest recesses of homes, specialty treatments are needed to get them out. At Pest Control Consultants, we use a product called Temprid SC bed bug. This method works by targeting infested areas and requires a professional for application.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs
It is not uncommon to have questions about bed bugs. To help you better understand these pests, here are three common bed bug questions and the answer to each.
Can you see bed bugs?
A common misconception about bed bugs is that they are too small to see. The truth is, bed bugs are roughly the size of an apple seed. A bed bug that just fed may appear up to five times larger.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
Bed bugs are one of the least dangerous blood-feeding pests. They do not spread dangerous diseases the way mosquitoes, fleas, or ticks do. Insomnia and anemia, however, are common with larger infestations.
Where do bed bugs live?
Bed bugs live in temperature-controlled areas near people. You might find these pests anywhere from your bedroom to a movie theater to an airplane. It all depends on who is carrying them around.
Total Bed Bug Control For St. Charles Residents
If you suspect your home has bed bugs, find out today by hiring the professionals at Pest Control Consultants. We are a local family-owned and operated company and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and reliable treatment plans. Our team provides comprehensive bed bug inspections that are guaranteed to find out if your home has a bed bug problem. If bed bugs are found, your technicians will inform you of our treatment process and get you on your way to getting bed bugs out fast.
Contact us today to find out more about our services or if you have any questions about pest control in St. Charles. We will work with you and get you the care you deserve.