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Test Your Bed Knowledge: Bed Bug Trivia

November 4, 2013


Bed Bugs In KY

How much do you know about bed bugs? These nocturnal pests are plaguing home and business owners throughout Lexington, KY and without a little information about bed bugs, you may be playing host to a bed bug infestation without even realizing it! The Lexington pest control professionals at Action would like to test your knowledge on bed bugs- let’s find out how much you really know about these little biters!

 

  1. How do bed bugs arrive in your home?

  2. What color are bed bug fecal spots?

  3. How big are bed bug eggs?

  4. What are two signs of a bed bug infestation?

  5. True or False? You can only be bitten by bed bugs in your bed.

 

Answers:

 

  1. Bed bugs arrive in your home a couple of different ways, although you may never know how you got bed bugs. The ways we know about include visiting a bed bug infested motel or public area where these bugs climb onto your clothing or your personal belongings. From here they travel with you back to your home, drop off your belongings and look for a safe place to hide. Bed bugs can come into your home on friends and neighbors as well, but they don’t typically crawl into your home on their own, unless you live in an apartment building where bed bugs are infesting a nearby unit.

  2. Bed bug fecal spots are reddish brown and sometimes even seen to be bluish-purple. These spots are usually found on bedding or upholstered furniture, but in large infestations they have been seen on walls, ceilings, curtains and rugs.

  3. Bed bug eggs are oval shaped and white, approximately 1mm long. The eggs are very difficult to find, but an inspection performed by bed bug dogs can help locate bed bug eggs as well as full grown bed bugs with ease. Aided by their superior sense of smell, bed bug detecting dogs are a crucial tool in detecting bed bug infestations.

  4. Signs of a bed bug infestation include little red bites on your skin (usually in clusters of 2, 3 or more), bed bug fecal spots, shed bed bug skins and in large infestations, some people recognize the scent of over-ripened raspberries to be present. Obviously seeing actual bed bugs in your home is proof of a bed bug infestation, so contacting Lexington exterminators at the first sign of these pests can help eliminate the problem.

  5. False! Bed bugs can bite you in other places of your home, or even in public! You can be bitten while lounging on your couch or while spending time on public transportation, including trains, buses and airplanes. These bugs only need to find you sitting still for a little while and you can pick up bed bug bites.

 

If you have bed bug bites, have seen signs of these pests, or you have been to a place that has had a report of bed bugs, contact the Lexington pest control pros at Action today for a bed bug inspection. We provide inspections and bed bug control for both home and business owners to get rid of bed bugs and prevent future infestations. Contact the professionals at Action Pest Control today!

 




 

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