The licensed, bonded, and insured professionals at Champion Pest and Lawn are bed bug elimination specialists. We’ll free you from unwanted house guests for good: We guarantee it! Do you have a bed bug problem? Here are a few ways to know:
Bed Bug Bite Symptoms:
- Welts and red bumps
- Red marks forming a line across the skin
- Itching and irritation
- Burning sensation
- Noticeable swelling
Identifying Bed Bugs
Because bed bugs are tiny and nocturnal, identifying them can be difficult. Here are a few tips to help you determine whether or not your home is infested with bed bugs.
- Inspect the fabrics in your home (including bedsheets, mattresses, and clothing) for the tiny brown bugs.
- You may notice tiny blood stains appearing on sheets and clothing.
- Dark spots of excrement will be found in dark corners and crevices.
- A severe allergic reaction may take effect.
If you believe that you have a bed bug infestation, call Champion Pest and Lawn today. We will investigate the extent of invasion, discuss your options for extermination, and rid you of these painfully obnoxious insects.
Most people think bed bugs were all but eliminated during the 1940s and 1950s in the U.S., yet the country is seeing a resurgence of this unwanted pest. In addition to being found in private homes, bed bugs are becoming a problem in multi-unit residences and hotels. Thus individuals who have never traveled outside the United States may also find they have a problem with bed bugs in OKC
The Health Dangers Of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can not transmit infectious diseases to people. The bugs are most active during the night hours and feed on a human’s blood, as they need blood to survive. People attract the pests when they emit CO2 while they sleep, and the bugs like the heat produced by the human body. Not all individuals react to a bite from a bed bug. Some people tend to show signs of a bed bug infestation, yet other family members aren’t affected.
Detecting Bed Bugs
Humans can not see bed bugs without really looking. They hide in cracks and crevices during the daytime, often in a human’s bed. Loose wallpaper may be a sign these pests have invaded the home, and black fecal matter may also be witnessed along the edge of a carpet, in the corner of a room, or in and around outlet covers.
Where They May Be Found
People often assume a clean home won’t have bed bugs, but nothing is further from the truth. Thus an uncluttered home will make it easier to detect them if they do decide to invade the residence. As mentioned previously, bed bugs may be found anywhere humans are. Thus any sign of bed bugs requires a professional to be called in.
How The Problem Spreads
Bed bugs make use of numerous items to travel between locations. The bugs remain dormant for extended periods of time when there isn’t a blood source available also, making it even harder to get rid of them once they move to a place.
Treating The Bed Bug Issue
Champion Pest and Lawn understands bed bugs, the problems they cause, and how to remove them from any building or a residence. In addition, don’t throw away all of the bedding in a home, purchase new mattresses, and relocate until the problem is resolved. Not only will we help you eliminate the problem in the shortest time possible, but we will also educate you on exactly how we will do it. As a result, it will allow you to rest easy at night knowing the problem is gone for good.
Bed Bug Control
In addition to being found in private homes, bed bugs are becoming a problem in multi-unit residences and hotels. People often assume a clean home won’t have bedbugs, but nothing is further from the truth. Furthermore, an uncluttered home will make it easier to detect them if they do decide to invade the residence. Throwing away the bed and mattress where the bedbugs were found isn’t enough to resolve the problem. In addition, freezing temperatures have been shown to kill bedbugs, but the problem is the low temperature must be maintained for an extended period to eradicate the problem.