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How To Know If There Is A Bed Bug Problem In Your Evansville Home

June 5, 2020


Sometimes called invisible pests, bed bugs can be hard to spot and even harder to stop. These pests aren’t actually invisible or invincible though. Here’s how to check for bed bugs, quickly identify an infestation, and get effective help. Bed bugs in Evansville do not get the final say.

bed bug crawling on a blanket

How To Spot Bed Bugs

Bed bugs may not be invisible, but they are small. An adult bed bug can grow to be about the size of an apple seed. They’re black bugs that live in soft, dark areas and feed off blood from humans and animals.
 
When traveling, or if you’re worried you might have a bed bug infestation, check around the edges of your mattress, your bedding, your carpet, and even the corners of drawers for these small black bugs. There are a few other signs as well that might give bed bugs away.

Other Ways To Identify Bed Bugs

It’s important to check for bed bugs when you travel, have guests, or even just go to the movies. Here are two major signs to look for even when you don’t see the bed bugs themselves.

  • Bites. Bed bugs will bite anywhere you have exposed skin at night. Sometimes the bites appear in lines. They are small raised bumps that may be red in color and can be painful and itchy. The good news is, bed bugs aren’t known to transmit any diseases. The bad news is, these bites can itch for days.
  • Stains. Bed bugs are messy eaters. When they come out at night for a blood meal, they often leave small blood stains on your sheets, pillowcases, or mattresses. You may also notice stains caused by their fecal matter or from crushed bugs. When checking for bed bugs, always look for dark spots around bedding and furniture.

Places Where Bed Bugs Might Hide

Now you know what to look for, but do you know where to look? There’s a misconception that you can only get bed bugs from a dirty, gross place. This just isn’t true. Bed bugs can appear anywhere that humans go—no matter how clean. You can find bed bugs in homes, hotels, movie theaters, schools, healthcare facilities, apartments, restaurants and airports, and more.
 
Bed bugs like soft hiding places, so you should check for signs of them in bedding, furniture, clothing, and carpeting. Bed bugs might also get inside electronic devices such as laptops, and they can stow away in luggage and backpacks.

Bed Bug Elimination

If you see signs of bed bugs: stains, bites, or the bugs themselves, call Action Pest Control for help. Here at Action Pest Control, we have the experience necessary to identify bed bugs quickly and correctly. We’ll check your home to see just how far the infestation has spread, and we’ll treat all areas of your home that have bed bugs.

Don’t let bed bugs ruin your summer or scare you from traveling. With the help of Action Pest Control, you can take charge of your home in no time. We’ll get rid of bed bugs quickly and effectively so you can see long-term results and get a good night’s sleep with no bed bugs.




 

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