Bed bugs are commonly found in beds, on sofas, in chairs and in other areas where people sleep or lounge. Adult bed bugs may feed on a sleeping subject for as long as 10 to 20 minutes, and not all individuals will show symptoms of the bites. Bed bugs are tiny, oval, brown and wingless insects approximately 1/4″ to 3/8″ long (5-9mm).
It can be hard to know if you have bed bugs, and even the cleanest of homes can become infested. Bed bugs can make their way into your home on your clothing or buried in your pet’s fur. Regular mattress checks can help homeowners stay on top of the issue; it’s important to look for bugs in the seams of the mattress and under the box spring.
1. Pull pillows and sheets down from your bed about a third of the way from the top of the bed, and look for reddish-brown or black spots on the sheets near the headboard. You may not see the actual bugs themselves so keep your eyes open for a trail of spots.
2. Search for spots on mattresses, pillows, headboards and walls behind headboards.
3. Check the inside of dresser drawers for insects and black spots.
If you fear that you have bed bugs, it can be hard to sleep at night. Ease your worry by calling our exterminator company for an inspection. Schedule an appointment with our team so that you can have peace of mind and sleep soundly once again. See why so many people in Abilene, TX choose our exterminator company!