Bed bugs are spreading in the United States. They are unique because they do not need filthy environments like fleas or lice. They simply go where the food is, and that food is you. They can go months without feeding and are extremely hardy. In our last blog, we discussed the two main ways to identify a bedbug infestation in your home: bites and fecal spots. These are signs that can be identified without seeing the actual bug. If you see any of these, it’s time to call a professional. Do not wait until you actually see a bug. They are so good at hiding, when you see one, the infestation is probably huge.
In addition to watching for fecal spots and bites, here are some important tips:
Search out images of bedbugs in all their stages. This will ensure that if you do see a bug, you know exactly what you are looking at.
Look for cast skins. These are clearish molted bedbug skins that come from molting nymphs.
Make sure you know what their eggs look like and watch for them.
Keep in mind that bedbug aggregations (nests) have been mistaken for mold and mildew. When viewed from far enough away, it is easy to get the wrong idea. You will have to get close.
If you even suspect you have a bedbug problem, call Armor Pest Control, Maryland’s pest control company. We will respond quickly and inspect your home for free. If we do find bed bugs, rest assured that we will bring in the big guns and eradicate them