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.
Bed bugs are a nuisance not just in Abilene, but all over the greater United States and, according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) they are resurging. While bed bugs do not tend to pass disease, they are incredibly annoying and can quickly infest and overrun a home. They also live off the blood of humans and animals, and will leave itchy rows of bite marks on the skin. Bed bugs are easily identifiable by their brown bodies and small size, but can be incredibly difficult to get rid of completely. If you suspect there to be bed bugs in your Abilene home or commercial building, give Baker Bug Bombers a call! Get in touch with us using the information below!
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!