Bed bugs may not be noticeable at first because they are so small and are only active at night. They hide in numerous places: upholstery, linens, mattresses, floors, and even behind wallpaper. You will be asleep when they bite and in most cases the bite isn’t noticeable until you are awake.
In addition to this, people often have different reactions to the bites – many complain of itchiness, others may not. Beg bugs are hard to see, but they can be a reddish brown and in a shape similar to an apple seed. You may also notice rust colored dots on bed linens or mattresses or smell a sweet odor.
If you discover that you have these pests in your home, don’t panic. They can be taken care of. Bed bugs aren’t something you should be alarmed with. Call a reliable pest control company and they can help you with the issue. There are some do-it-yourself products available, however these do not take into account the source of the problem. Even if you succeed in getting bed bugs out of your home, there is no guarantee that they won’t reappear. A professional exterminator will locate the source of the infestation and then treat all areas. A high quality company will be able to do this in an environmentally responsible way and even offer you follow-up inspections to make sure there are no recurrences.
Take care, because bed bugs can spread rapidly. If you suspect that you have a bed bug problem, you should act as soon as possible to stop the infestation right away. This will make it easier to treat, as well as severely cut down on the possibility of a recurrence. It also means fewer bed bug bites! Once you know where they came from you’ll be better able to keep these pests out of your home and sleep with peace of mind.