Bedbugs can become a huge problem. They like to nest close to a food source which makes comforters a favorite hiding place for their small, flat bodies. Insecticides, powders, and high heat are all effective control methods.
Bedbug Bites & Symptoms
Bedbugs can be found throughout a house. Pillows often make for good hiding places. Their small, flat bodies tuck into seams and tufts easily. Stains from overfeeding or fecal matter alert residents to their presence.
Bedbugs find a location with a host and hide until feeding. This includes professional offices. It may be a chair, couch, conference room, or other spot where they wait. These flat, tiny pests are difficult to diagnose.
Bedbugs like to be close to where they feed which usually means the hosts bed. They’re active at night, so daytime is spent hiding in seams and cracks. Their presence is often revealed by fecal stains left after feeding.
Bedbugs are active at night. They may not be discovered for a long time. Often their bites are blamed on mosquitoes and spiders. Indicators are blood spots on bed sheets, a sweet-like odor, discarded skins, and fecal stains.
Bedbugs are a challenge to identify. They leave signs like: bites on a beds occupant(s), fecal stains on sheets, and a strong sweet odor. Pest control professionals are expert at diagnosing and solving these type problems.
Prevention is the best method to keep rodents out of a house. Ensure all openings to the outside are sealed with proper materials. Keep counters clean, food properly stored, trash sealed, and all of it away from the ground.
Termites can devastate a home. They feed on the products used in construction. Signs of damage are hollowed wood, mud tunnels at the foundation, piles of wings or swarms, blistered paint, and minimal water damage on walls.
The first step in controlling bedbugs is finding their hideout. Once located, a plan of action can be enacted. High heat, inescticides, and powders are all good at eliminating bedbugs. Consult a pest control expert for help.