Bedbugs are a nuisance in more ways than one, and they are very difficult to eliminate from your home. Getting rid of bedbugs requires a professional – but identifying the bugs and recognizing the signs of an infestation can help you take prompt action and rid your home of these nasty pests for good.
What are Bedbugs?
Bedbugs are tiny insect parasites that can infest your bed, furniture or clothing and bite you repeatedly. The bites left behind are uncomfortable and itchy, like mosquito bites. South Florida bedbugs are tiny and you may not realize you have them until they become a nuisance.
How to Look for Bedbugs
If you have unexplained itchy bites but can’t recall being bitten by a mosquito or other insect, then bedbugs may be to blame. Check your bedding and upholstered furniture for small specks of blood, tiny white eggs or even the bugs themselves. Bedbugs are tiny, smaller than a sesame seed and are reddish brown in color. A flashlight may help you spot the bugs on dark upholstery or in a dimly lit room.
What to do if you Find Bedbugs
Make a note of any location where you spot the bugs so you can point your pest control team to the right location. Bedbugs are prolific and difficult to eliminate so using a professional pest control service can help protect your home and family and ensure that you actually get rid of all of the existing bugs, their eggs and offspring.
An experienced pest control professional can assess the damage and come up with a treatment plan that suits your home, family and level of infestation. Timing is critical when treating for bedbugs – the insects in every part of the life cycle need to be eliminated. After your home has been treated and the bedbugs have been eliminated, keep them from coming back by washing all affected linens in hot water and getting rid of any furniture or bedding that can’t be cleaned or treated.
Fast Bedbug Relief
If you are worried about bedbugs or suspect your home has a problem, the experts at Amazon Termite and Pest Control can help. Contact us for help with your bedbug issues and follow our blog for more information on dealing with pests at home.
Amazon Termite & Pest Control is a family-owned South Florida termite control company, and we have been in operation for over 30 years.
Call the Amazon Man to for a Bed Bug inspection and put your fears to rest!