Do you think there’s a chance you have bed bugs? If so, you aren’t alone.
The problem has been especially pressing for business and homeowners in recent years. Plus, a rare species a rare species of bed bug has reemerged in Florida after staying dormant for 60 years.
And with bed bugs more of an issue in hotel rooms around the country, many homeowners are letting the pests hitch a ride back home with them. The pests don’t just cause painful bites.
Bedbugs can also carry diseases to you and your family. But when do you know that it’s time to call a specialist in Florida pest control and get a bed bug treatment?
If you suspect bed bugs, here are 5 telltale signs you have a problem:
1. Bed Bug Bites
One of the worst signs of bed bugs is the painful bites they create. Bed bugs are small and sneaky and hard to spot.
But their bites aren’t. Many times you will see red marks like those from mosquito or flea bites.
Not everyone reacts the same to bed bug bites though. You may have bed bugs even without itchy welts and red marks on you and your family.
2. Dark Spots on Sheets
Bed bugs leave dark excrement wherever they go. Even if you don’t have signs of bites on you or your family it is important to give your sheets a good once-over.
If you see dark spots the size of a pen mark it may be bed bug excrement.
3. Reddish Stains
You may crush a bed bug while they are in the middle of dining on your flesh by rolling over in the middle of the night. Reddish orange stains on your sheets could be the blood bed bugs were dining on when you crushed them.
As bed bugs are so small the blood smears are often one of the best ways to catch them visually.
Bed bugs lay a lot of eggs. An adult female may lay up to 5 a day.
If you have bed bugs you may see these translucent eggs all around your home. Like bed bugs themselves, the eggs are tiny.
You may need to call in professional Florida pest control services to help you identify and rectify the problem.
As the mothers lay many eggs, the bed bugs are bound to multiply fast.
Bed bugs shed their exoskeletons or skin and leave behind shells when they do. You may find these disgusting discards around your home.
If you notice something the color and shape of smaller popcorn kernels it is a warning sign that you have a bed bug problem.
Get the Best In Florida Pest Control
No one likes having to deal with troublesome pests. But with bed bugs, it’s especially important to take care of the problem effectively as fast as possible.
You and your family are at risk. Without the best treatment bed bugs can come back and cause more damage to your health.
Command Pest Control can help. Don’t waste time once you know you have a bed bug problem.
You need the best in Florida pest control. Contact Command Pest Control now to schedule an appointment and rid your home of bed bugs.