Scientific Name: Cimicidae
The chances are pretty high that you will have a run in with a bed bug. The number of establishments and homes that have had an infestation are on the rise. Bed bugs have been found in hospitals, homes, army barracks, restaurants, movie theaters, hotels, motels, schools, and office buildings. The reason they get around is because they have adapted to become excellent hitchhikers.
Adult bed bugs are tan in color and will become more reddish after they have had a feast on your blood. Since they are about the size of half an apple seed, you can imagine the millions of places they can hide. Bed bugs are specially adapted to find you. They can sense your body heat and smell the carbon dioxide you exhale. When you are asleep, they come out of their hiding places, feed off of your body, and go back into hiding. If you think you will feel the bite, think again. Bed bugs are masters of anesthetics.
Signs of an Infestation:
The very first sign are the bites. If you go to sleep at night and wake up with new bites you should become suspicious. Remember though, there are a lot of bug bites that look like bed bugs. The second sign of an infestation is to look for reddish brown spots on your sheets and pajamas. Bed bugs defecate while feasting, and the rust colored spots are a dead giveaway. The next sign is to actively search for bed bugs. Grab a flashlight and check all the places in your room that are dark. Check behind pictures, under furniture, even along the hard edges of your box springs.
Bed bugs are difficult, if not impossible for homeowners to get rid of. Because of this, biologists recommend going with a professional pest control company. That is where we come in. When you call Pointe Pest Control, you are getting professional bed bug eradication. We understand bed bugs and we know to get rid of them. Give us a call and put our years of experience to work for you.