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Is There Anything I Can Do To Avoid Bed Bugs In Terre Haute?

September 10, 2019


Bed bugs are somewhat unique among pests. They don't live in your yard and they don't crawl in through your exterior walls and foundation, so pest control treatments applied to your perimeter won't keep these pests out. They don't fly through the air, so having working screens isn't a solution. These bugs are hitchhiking bugs. How do you stop that? There is really only one way. Let's take a look at it.

bed bug up close in terre haute home

Know Your Enemy

Would you know a bed bug if you saw one? Most people wouldn't. This is because bed bugs don't always look like the pictures on the news. When they first hatch, they're only about 1 mm in length and pale in coloration. If a newly hatched bed bug is feeding on your skin, it will be pale white with a bright red abdomen. Adult bed bugs rarely feed in the daytime. They wait till CO2 levels rise and then come out to feed on sleeping people. Newly hatched bed bugs take more risks to get a blood meal. Recognizing a baby bed bug can give you the warning you need to take action before an infestation can take root.

Observation

Who thinks about bed bugs all day long? No one. But the signs of bed bugs can sometimes be detected if you're looking out for them. Bed bugs leave black speckles of excrement, shed insect skins, tiny white eggs, and dried brown stains in areas of infestation. If you notice these, you can take action to stop them from riding home with you.

Inspection

How often do you do an inspection of your items to make sure you don't have bed bugs? If you're like most people, the answer is probably never. But routine checks of the creases and cracks in duffle bags, pocketbooks, book bags, luggage, sleeping bags, and other items that are brought in and out of your home, can reveal an infestation before it begins. Bed bugs get into dark places and sometimes lay their eggs there. Cracks, creases, pockets and other hiding places can have bed bugs or signs of bed bugs. If they do, you can prevent an infestation by taking action and putting infested items in the dryer for 30 minutes.

Home Bed Bug Control

When bed bugs take root in your Terre Haute home, take action and call Action Pest Control. Once these blood-eating pests get in, they are extremely difficult to get rid of. Let our team of pest control experts put a stop to those bugs quickly and effectively so you can get back to having a good night's sleep.




 

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