Pest control in Ventura County is our specialty. We know how difficult it can be to rid your home of bed bugs, and we know how important it is to act quickly once an infestation has taken root.
The best pest control to kill bed bugs is a professional solution. That said, you can follow this guide we’ve put together to stay ten steps ahead of these persistent invaders, potentially even keeping them from spreading to your home in the first place.
Bed Bugs Can Be Hard To Identify
It’s not easy to get rid of bed bugs. They’re downright hard to identify, largely due to the fact that they’re so tiny. With the naked eye, humans have a pretty tough time noticing these critters.
Also, keep in mind that we spend most of our time in our bedrooms in the dark – that is not the ideal condition to spot bugs that can fit a few dozen of themselves on a coin!
That said, detecting bed bugs is not impossible. Keep an eye out for signs of bed bugs – they may be easier to spot than the bugs themselves. Droppings and other specks of dirt on your bedding or clothing may be indicative of a bed bug infestation.
Here are some other things to look out for:
Dead bugs – it sounds obvious, but believe it or not, many people may find a dead bug in their bedroom and dismiss it as a one-off. It’s important to keep in mind that where one goes, many may follow. If you find anything resembling a bed bug, be sure to inspect your sleeping area immediately, just to be sure.
Bed bugs tend to give off an odor many describe as sweet and musty.
Tiny specks that appear on the bedding even though it hasn’t been used all day. This could be anything from waste to eggs, but it could be a sign that bed bugs are running rampant under the covers.
Specks of blood on your pillows or arms. These could easily be bed bug bites.
Keeping these things in mind will help you stay ahead of any possible infestations. If you are experiencing a full-blown bed bug infestation, these signs will become gradually harder and harder to miss. Pay close attention to your clothing and bedding, and you’ll be doing a good job as far as observation goes.
How And Why Bed Bug Infestations Get Worse With Time
One or two bed bugs in your home can mean that many, many more are about to make their debut. Here are a few reasons why bed bug infestations tend to worsen when left alone.
They are hard to see.
Their eggs are durable.
Bed bugs tend to avoid light or any visible areas when they detect you are nearby.
They reproduce quickly.
It’s no wonder that bed bug infestations get worse with time. Generation over generation, these bugs’ presence simply gets stronger.
Why It Is So Hard To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs On Your Own
One of the reasons it’s so difficult to get rid of bed bugs on your own (if not impossible) is their ability to evade detection. Ask yourself – how do bed bugs look? Where do bed bugs hide? Most people are unaware of what these critters even look like, let alone how to eradicate an infestation of them properly.
Bed bugs are so small and difficult to notice with the naked eye that the average homeowner is unlikely to diagnose the scope of a bed bug infestation or notice all the areas these pests have burrowed into.
Though they’re appropriately named for their tendency to show up in our sleeping areas, bed bugs also love a good carpet or rug, drapes, and any clothing they can find. The laundry basket, for example, is a prime hiding spot for bed bugs.
Contact The Pros At The First Sign Of Bed Bugs In Your Home
Ventura Pest Control is the number one bed bug pest control service for your home. Whether the bugs just found their way inside or have had a foothold on your property for some time, we are fully prepared to help you take back your home.
Bed bugs are incredible survivalists, and it takes more than the average person to get rid of them. Call us to get a head start on evicting these nasty neighbors from your bedroom once and for all!