Bed Bug Removal & Control in Brookings
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed only on blood and the most common type of bed bug prefers to feed on human blood. While bed bugs are not exclusively nocturnal, they are more likely to be active at night. This might be because this is when their preferred host is still and easily preyed upon, thus their name “bed bugs”.
These pathogen carrying pests can be found in all 50 of the United States. Their ideal environment is where food is readily available at all times and the temperature does not go above 85 degrees. In these conditions, a female bed bug is able to lay up to five eggs per day. If there are people in the home who travel often, this increases the chances of bed bug infestation as these bugs will attach themselves to your clothing and luggage from places like hotels and airplanes.
Identifying bed bugs is a fairly simple exercise. Adult bed bugs are flat, small, and brown, although after they have fed they will be bloated and red because they are full of blood from their host. The eggs and juvenile bed bugs are white or clear and very difficult to see. Typically, homeowners suspect a bed bug infestation as a result of the swollen red welts that result from bed bug bites.
Some of the telltale signs of a bed bug infestation in your home include:
- You or your family members wake up with red and itchy welts
- You see an adult bed bug crawling
- When examining your mattress and the seams or stitching of the mattress you notice blood lines or blood drops
- When examining your box spring and the seams of your mattress you see bed bug feces, which looks black pepper
Bed bugs are very good at hiding and can multiply quickly, which makes them difficult to detect. Unfortunately, this gives them a significant head start and makes controlling an infestation a major challenge. As soon as you have any suspicion that you have a bed bug infestation, it is essential that you contact the experts at A-One Pest Control. Our team has the professional products, the training, and the experience to thoroughly address your bed bug infestation.
Because a bed bug infestation is so stubborn and difficult to control, we typically recommend an aggressive initial treatment and then several subsequent treatments over the course of a few months to make sure the infestation is completely handled. You can trust that with our more than 30 years of experience, the pest control experts at A-One Pest Control will manage your bed bug infestation thoroughly ensuring there is not a reoccurrence.