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The Nitty-Gritty About Bed Bugs

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If you have found signs of bed bugs in your home, you want to take it seriously and treat everything the best way you can to avoid a full-out infestation. You can learn more about bed bugs here, so you know what the signs are, how you may have ended up with them in your home, if they have been biting someone in your home, and how you can get rid of them for good.

Recognizing the signs of bed bugs in your home

One of the easiest ways to spot a bed bug problem is by seeing their excrement, which looks like tiny dots of blood. The excrement can generally be found in creases of mattresses, underneath loose areas of wallpaper, on sheets and pillowcases, and in the furniture. You can also find excrement in any other places and should have an easy time identifying it due to its blood coloring.

Recognizing bed bug bites

Another way for you to know that you are dealing with bed bugs in your home is to recognize the signs of bed bugs when seeing bites on anyone in your household. Bed bug bites can be very small to larger, but they will all tend to be red and itch. In many cases, you may notice that the bites appear to be traveling in a line on the body. Generally, there won't just be one or two bed bug bites.

Recognizing how they may have come in your home

A lot of people tend to deny the fact that they may have bed bugs, because they think their house is too clean for bed bugs, since they only end up in dirty homes. However, this is not true at all. Bed bugs are hitch hikers. They can be picked up when visiting someone else's house, when staying at a hotel, or even when you bring something used into your home that you bought at a yard sale or somewhere else.

Recognizing the need for professional help

Any time you think you are dealing with bed bugs in your house, you want to call a pest control company out to help you. Bed bugs are some of the most challenging pests to get rid of, so trying to get rid of them on your own will often only prove to be a waste of time, since you'll end up needing to call for the professionals later.