Think you might have bed bugs but want to be sure? This is the place for you.
Over the years, you’ve probably used the phrase “goodnight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”. But did you know they’re actually a real pest that can cause serious problems if left to their own devices?
The focus of this article will be on what bed bugs actually are, common signs that indicate you might be affected, if you can get rid of them yourself, and when to call the team at Sun Dry for professional assistance.
Bed Bugs: What Are They?
Bed bugs are small oval insects (usually the size of an apple seed). They range in colour from light to dark brown (depending on their stage of development).
How You Can Tell You Have Bed Bugs
As with other insects, there are several indicators you can be on the lookout for when it comes to bed bugs. In this section, we’ll take you through some of the most common:
The Insect Itself
Like other insects, one of the clearest indications you have a bed bug infestation is spotting the bug itself. They’re mostly nocturnal, so if you see them frequently, it’s definitely time to talk to your pest control professional.
Bed bugs are blood suckers and their favourite type of blood is (unfortunately) human. If you’re feeling really itchy, or have noticeable bites that aren’t responding to normal treatment solutions, it could mean you have a bed bug problem.
Is your home smelling musty and you don’t know why? If so, you may have a bed bug infestation on your hands.
Did you know that bed bugs shed their skin up to five times over the course of their life cycle? When they do this, you may notice pale yellow exoskeletons in your bed or other linens.
Like other insects, bed bugs like to leave their droppings around your home as a sign they’ve moved in. These generally take the form of hard, black spots, but also can sometimes appear as brown stains.
Unexplained blood stains on your sheets is another sign you may have an issue with bed bugs. Give your friendly pest inspector a call and nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand.
Can You Get Rid of Bed Bugs Yourself?
According to the internet, there are any number of home remedies you can implement to get rid of bed bugs. But the problem is, they’re temporary and cannot always be relied on.
When to Contact Sun Dry’s Pest Control Professionals for Assistance
In our experience, the best way to rid your home of bed bugs is to trust the professionals to manage the issue.
Our qualified team has access to the latest, and most effective treatment options and will get the job done efficiently, every time.
To arrange your bed bug treatment through Sun Dry, contact our experts today.