You have just come back from a vacation and are thrilled to be home, refreshed and ready to tackle your responsibilities. However, after a few days go by, you begin to notice strange red bumps on your skin resembling small insect bites. You also notice dried blood spots on your bedsheets. What’s strange is that you’re the only member of your household that is experiencing these bites.
If the bites have a zig-zag pattern and are reddish in color, then most likely you are dealing with bed bug bites. If you never had bed bug bites, prior to your trip, you most likely brought them in from somewhere else. Bed bugs are known to hitch rides on your personal items, such as clothes and bags. They hide and wait to be transported to new habitats, where they quickly find a new place to hide and feed. If you have positively identified that you have a bed bug infestation and are suffering from bed bug bites, then it is time to get the help of bed bug services in Clearwater.
Once you are sure you are dealing with bed bugs, the next step is to find where they are hiding. Usually, they will stay in and around a bed or furniture. At nighttime, bed bugs will come out of their hiding places and begin to feed. Bed bugs live off only one thing, and that is blood. The only trace they leave behind will be rusty colored stains on the bedsheets. If you look carefully, you will find discarded exoskeletons on the sheets and floor near the bed.
Everyone reacts differently to bed bug bites. While you may experience a rash or red bumps on your skin, others may not show any signs of bed bug bites. However, do not be fooled. Bed bugs do not choose who they feed on. They simply target the nearest and easiest source of blood to feed upon.
It is difficult to completely rid of the bed bug, but you can control the numbers to a large extent if you follow some steps. Clothes, bed linen, and stuffed toys should be washed in hot water. All areas of the floor, including difficult to reach places such as behind electronic appliances and beneath couches should be thoroughly vacuum cleaned. Bed frames will need to be dismantled and cleaned. If the mattress fabric is torn, then the insides of the mattress will need to be treated for a bed bug infestation.
At the end of the day, you will want to get professional help to completely rid your home of bed bugs and bed bug bites. McDonald Pest Control has years of experience in dealing with household pests, specifically bed bugs and termites. If you give us a call at (727) 734-0963 one of our staff members will walk you through what needs to be done to eliminate a bed bug infestation. Contact us today at 727-734-0963 and free yourself from bed bug bites and the resultant hassles of dealing with a bed bug infestation in your home.