Bed bugs are tiny brown insects with flat, oval bodies that typically make their home on or around mattresses, box springs, and headboards. This gives them access to their preferred food source, which is the blood of sleeping human beings. Below, the professionals at Aloha Termite & Pest Control in Wahiawa, HI, discuss three signs you have an infestation that requires bed bug treatment.
3 Signs You Need Professional Bed Bug Treatment
Bed bugs are normally active at night. They attack any exposed areas of the skin, and their bites are initially painless enough that they don’t usually wake the victim. However, the bites will later form a small welt that itches. It looks and feels like a mosquito bite. If you awaken to find yourself covered with bites, especially during seasons when mosquitoes are inactive, you may have a bed bug infestation.
Bed bug excrement is a copper colored fluid that resembles blood. Droppings are round and about 1/16-inch to 1/8-inch in diameter. They look like someone made dots on your sheets or walls using a rust-colored marker. If you spot droppings, examine your sheets carefully for other signs, including eggs or discarded eggshells. These are white and about 1-mm long.
3. Living or Dead Bed Bugs
Bed bugs tend to hide during daylight hours, but you may find the remains of dead bugs that have been crushed by a sleeper rolling over at night. These are sometimes accompanied by blood stains if the dead insect had recently feasted. Live insects may be found by examining the underside of the mattress, crevices in the headboard and box spring, and the folds of sheets or mattress pads. Bed bugs are about the size, shape, and color of an apple seed.
Aloha Termite & Pest Control, the most trusted and experienced pest management company on Wahiawa, HI, offers fast, affordable bed bug treatment to reliably rid your home of this persistent pest. They are equipped to offer ground treatment, as well as tent fumigation. For more information, visit their website to submit an information request, and call (808) 622-2268 to discuss your options with a friendly pest control specialist today.