In Canada and around the world, bed bugs have become a major issue. Because they are easy to spread and tough to treat, the number of bed bug outbreaks around the world is rapidly increasing.
The key to overcoming a bed bug infestation is to promote knowledge of what to look for and to ensure that bed bugs are dealt with as soon as they are identified. Call for Free Estimates as soon as you suspect or detect bed bugs and have Mega Pest Control help you out!
The Effects of a Bed Bug Problem
Because bed bugs feed on blood, they are classed as blood feeders. Cimex lectularius, known as bed bugs, feed on the blood of humans and other mammals.
While bed bugs have the potential to transmit disease, there is no definitive evidence of this. Instead, the irritation, distress, and, in the case of sensitive persons, secondary infection produced by bed bug bites are the main concerns.
Bites from bed bugs are not painful. Itching and discomfort can occur as a result of the body’s reaction to bites.
Although treating the bites can help to relieve the itching, it can still be highly disturbing if there are several bites.
An itchy rash or dermatitis can result from multiple bites or exposure to bed bugs. If this happens, seek guidance and treatment from a medical expert.
Adult bed bugs measure between 4 and 5 millimeters in length. They have a flattened oval shape and are light brown before feeding, but after feeding they get rounder and darker.
They emerge at night, drawn to our bodies’ warmth and the carbon dioxide in our breath.
During the day, they hide in cracks and crevices, but they are most commonly seen in bedrooms.
The following are the most prevalent bed bug hiding places:
- Mattresses’ seams
- The bed structure has crevices.
- Behind the furniture that encircles the bed (especially the headboard)
- The point where the wall and the floor meet.
Bed bug excrement usually leaves a dark brown/red or black stain on the mattress in well-established infestations.
An established infestation will also be accompanied by a foul odor produced by bed bugs. Let Mega Pest Control help you out – Call for Free Estimates!
Bed bug bites: How to Spot Them
Bed bugs are difficult to distinguish from their bites because our bodies react to them differently.
To determine whether bites are caused by bed bugs, it’s more crucial to look at the general pattern and timing of bites, as well as other factors.
Call Mega Pest Control for a visual inspection or through trained sniffer Canines.
Infestation Sources for Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are frequently brought into a home as hitch hikers, on clothing, luggage inside furniture.
Infestations of bed bugs are frequently linked to hotels: hotels and motels house a large number of travelers from all over the world. Bed bugs or their eggs sneak into clothing or baggage and are then brought back to their original location.
If you see any evidence of bed bugs while staying at a hotel, including bites or blood spots on bedding, take extra precautions when bringing your stuff home.
Consult with hotel management to determine the level of risk; it may be required to launder, fumigate, or treat clothes before bringing them home.
Is It Possible That I Have Bed Bugs?
Are you concerned that bed bugs may have contaminated your home?
It’s vital not to assume you have a bed bug infestation just because you’ve spotted small crawling insects in your home or insect bites on your body. Bed bugs are frequently confused with other insects, and numerous insect species are known to bite people.
While we advise property owners to contact Mega Pest Control as soon as they become aware of a problem.
Look For Bites
Property owners will discover bites as one of the most prevalent bed insect infestation signs. Bed bug bites are commonly undetected because the parasitic insects inject substances into their hosts while feeding, making the bite unnoticeable.
Unlike mosquito bites, which can develop randomly, bed bug bites often appear as red spots that might be elevated or flat and in a line.
Bed insect bites, on the other hand, are not always indicative of a bed bug infestation. Those from bed bugs are difficult to identify from bites from other insects.
Arms, neck, legs, face, torso, and hands should all be checked for blood vessels.
People’s susceptibility to insect bites varies, and some people suffer from itchy welts as a result.
It’s tough to tell if you have a bed bug infestation just by looking at the bites. You can establish the presence of bed bugs by looking for other indicators of bed bugs and recognizing any bites.