Bed bugs (cimex lectularius) cause significant stress to homeowners and business owners alike, and bedbug control is one of the top pest control programs of the modern day. Not only do they hide very well, which can make them difficult to detect, but they also feed on our blood, making them the enemy!
Bed bugs don’t move about much during the day. Instead, they focus on feeding at night when we are most vulnerable. If it wasn’t enough that their bites are quite itchy, they prefer to live in our most intimate room: the bedroom! This can affect not only our stress levels but our intimate moments as well.
Bed bugs don’t ask for your credit score or annual income before they infest. They’ll go wherever the food is. This includes businesses as well. Discovering bed bugs or their signs means you need to Contact Us right away to avoid further spread. Otherwise, even a single bug can reproduce until a large infestation is present, usually within only a few months.
Tell-Tale SIGNS OF BED BUGS
At about the size of an apple seed (3/16 – 1/4 inch), adult bed bugs are tiny insects that stay well hidden. Their young are even smaller and can hide in places the average person would never think to look, like inside the grooves of a 4-way screw head! This makes them a challenging pest for the average homeowner to detect. That’s why Four Seasons Pest Solutions has spent hours upon hours thoroughly training our staff to know what to look for, where to look, and how to eliminate bed bugs.
There are, however, a few places you can inspect to be sure you have an infestation. You can meticulously check beds, bedframes, box springs, headboards, nightstands, and other areas with a flashlight. If you find live bugs, dead bugs, cast skins, fecal deposits, blood spots, or tiny white eggs in any of those areas, you need a professional pest company immediately.
Adult bedbugs are about the size of an apple seed.