Discovering bedbugs at home is alarming, and attempting to eradicate them is frustrating. These stubborn critters make life difficult, especially if you’re not sure what to do once you find them. But how do you know it’s a bedbug infestation? The pest control professionals at North Eastern Cleaning & Restoration, of Jackson Heights, NY, are here to share some signs.
When You Need to Hire Pest Control
1. You Spot Physical Signs
Bedbugs themselves are not easy to spot, but they may leave behind physical signs of their presence. For example, you may spot clear, minuscule shells. Sometimes there are small red or brown stains, which indicate either blood or fecal mater, in the corners of the mattresses or on the bed sheets and pillowcases.
2. You Discover Bites
You should contact a pest control service immediately if you discover bedbug bites—which appear as itchy welts—on your body. These stubborn critters work the most at night, and the bites can appear anywhere on the skin that is exposed.
3. You See the Bugs
You may not think to inspect for bugs unless you suspect the bites are due to an infestation. Start the search on the mattress, which is the most common hiding place for them. Strip all sheets for evidence and check the box spring and bed frame. It’s best to contact a pest control professional, who will use the appropriate equipment to quickly determine if an infestation is present.
Once you confirm that bedbugs are in your home, seek prompt assistance to eliminate the pests. Rely on the professionals at North Eastern Cleaning & Restoration to resolve the problem with efficiency and professionalism. Visit the company’s website to learn more about their services, including pest control, junk removal, and smoke damage restoration. Call (212) 461-4048 to schedule an appointment.