Pests can wreak havoc in your Salt Lake City home. They can damage the structure of your residence or your treasured items. Some can injure you with stings, scratches, or bites. Many can transmit disease or cultivate illness with the germs they harbor. Stopping their intrusions can be really difficult. A lot of insects and creatures can violate your space without being seen. If that isn’t the issue, they’ll nestle in hard-to-reach areas or reproduce very quickly. Both apply to bed bugs.
Bed bugs are little insects that bite humans and animals; they need blood for survival. These creepy crawlers are among the toughest to manage or get rid of. It’s even a challenge figuring out how they get indoors. Learn more about bed bugs and what Pest Pro Pest Control can do to help you defeat them.
How Do You Get Bed Bugs? What Are Signs of Infestation?
Bed bugs can remind you of apple seeds with the way they look. They are reddish-brown and 0.25 of an inch long. On their rounded heads are two antennas. While their tails are the same shape, they will be larger than the top half. Their midsection is formed oddly. Six legs surround their frames. As they mate and create translucent young, they’ll lay pearly white eggs.
Any home can be a target for bed bugs, no matter how clean or filthy it is. Once more, these pests are driven by blood and not dirt. Keeping this fact in mind, it’s no wonder that they will be rampant around animal plots and public places. Farms, hotels, bus stations, airports, offices, schools, and the like tend to have related problems. The insects will get into clothing and bags, and go home with people. Bed bugs often settle in:
- Wood Trim
Three prevalent signs of infestation are stains, odors, and bites. Your surfaces and fabrics will begin to have blood drops and reddish-brown marks on them. Brown or black fecal blemishes or powdery particles may also be present. In the air will be musty smells, as these pests fester. On your skin will be heaps of welts that are collected together. It will be so patchy, you might think it’s a rash.
How Can You Prevent Bed Bugs?
When outside of the house:
- Don’t put purses, backpacks, duffels, or any other personal items on the floor or ground.
- If you see bed bugs in your hotel room, tell staff right away. Be sure to ask for a new assignment at a distance.
- Put your luggage in protective covers or plastic bags.
- Wash your travel clothes in hot water, and then dry them for a minimum of 20 minutes on high heat.
When at the house:
- Look overhead and footboards, box springs, and mattress seams regularly. Use a flashlight, and don’t forget to go under the beds.
- Examine laundry piles, personal bags, furniture, and drawer interiors frequently.
- Attentively scan second-hand items, such as appliances and electronics, for infestation clues.
What Can Pest Pro Pest Control Do About Bed Bugs?
Preventive measures for bed bugs will never work 100% of the time. You need a solution that’s potent and reliable, in the event of an intrusion. Commercial and “do it yourself” avenues won’t do the trick. They can be expensive, hazardous, and cannot reach an infestation. We at Pest Pro Pest Control have industrial-grade bed bug treatments that you can’t find at a retail store. Our experienced technicians will apply safe liquid products to bed bug hot spots, like light fixtures and box springs. Follow-up visits are included. Call today for a free consultation!