A few weeks after buying that plush Victorian sofa on Instagram, you suddenly realize that you’ve been itching incessantly. You also notice red bumps on your arms. You take a closer look to confirm that these are not mosquito bites. Here’s the bad news. You could be dealing with a bed bug infestation. Not to worry, though, we’ve prepared this step-by-step guide on all matters of bed bugs, including checking for bed bugs and how to get rid of bed bug infestations with the help of a Pest Control expert.
Understanding these oval-shaped, reddish-brown bugs’ behavior is vital to know what to look for, where to look, and how to deal with a bed bug infestation. According to the EPA website, these are the main ways of understanding bed bug habits.
Like all pest problems, early detection is the easiest way of preventing a feeding frenzy. Even before you begin checking for bed bugs, you’ll need the following tools.
Now that you’ve got the right tools. Let’s look at the common bed bug hiding spots.
To know whether there’s an infestation, you’ll need to check for these obvious signs.
While these bugs are a nuisance, the good news is that they pose no significant health risks. So if you happen to have bed bug bites, you’ll most likely experience irritation and itching. Make sure you don’t scratch to avoid a skin infection.
As far as treating bed bug bites goes, you can visit the nearest pharmacy for an antihistamine that will relieve itching. You could combine this medication with home remedies such as applying essential oils or using ice packs. Note that in sporadic cases, some people experience allergic reactions from bed bug bites. In such situations, it’s best to seek medical advice.
It would be best to seek pest control services to get rid of your infestation safely. In the meantime, you might want to contain the bed bug infestation by doing the following.
DIY treatments are ineffective when dealing with a bed bug infestation. Remember, only an expert can correctly inspect all hiding spots and offer the safest and most appropriate bed bug treatment. McDonald Pest Control in Clearwater offers specialized bed bug heat treatment for all tri-county area residents. That’s not all.
We offer a $100 discount on our bed bug treatment services. For other pest control services, please check our website. Make sure also to view our packages, special offers, and coupons. To reach us, call us at 727-734-0963 to request a quote and schedule a no-cost consultation.