Bed bugs are icky, oval shaped bugs that come out from behind your bed’s headboard or under your night stand at night to eat. Although they only eat for a few minutes while you're sleeping, bed bugs live by sucking the blood of their hosts. Unlike ticks, bed bugs do not stay attached to their host but rather nest somewhere near where their host sleeps. Indianapolis consistently ranks in the top ten most bed bug infested cities in the United States. Staying on top of preventing bed bugs from coming into your home or quickly eradicating an infestation involves hiring the best pest control company. If you are an Indianapolis resident, do not let your home become home to a bunch of blood sucking insects. Learn the best tips to keep bed bugs out and know who to call when you discover the first signs of a bed bug infestation.
Bed bugs can be picked up from a number of places other than beds, unlike their name implies. In fact, bed bugs can infest any place with soft fabrics including carpet, car seats, or even other people’s purses or bags.
- Making sure never to put your purse, backpack, or bag on carpeted floors in airports or restaurants is a good rule so that bed bugs never have the chance to climb into your bag and hitch a ride to your home.
- After traveling, do not put your suitcase or duffle bag down on your carpet, immediately shower, and put your clothes in the wash on high heat.
- Regularly check your mattress and sheets for:
- Oval shaped exoskeletons
- Tiny brown or red stains on your sheets and mattress
If you discover any signs of bed bugs or have unexplained bites on your arms, shoulders, or neck, give a trusted pest control company a call immediately. Bed bugs can multiply quickly and soon you could have an intense infestation on your hands. Bed bugs can be extremely difficult to eradicate and hiring a trained pest professional is the quickest and easiest way to eliminate every bed bug from your home.
If you do not immediately eliminate a bed bug infestation, it will only get worse and spread to more places in your home. Whatsmore, you could even be spreading the bed bugs to your friends and family members’ homes as well. While some people do not esee the bites that bed bugs leave behind, others can have a trail of itchy bites on their arms or neck, and others, though more rarely, can even have an allergic reaction to the bites.
If you are in Indianapolis and discover, like thousands of other residents, that you have bed bugs, give the trusted team at Trio Pest Control a call today so you can stop worrying and get back to sleeping.