Bed Bug Identification & Prevention
Stopping Bed Bugs In Their Tracks
Bed bugs are some of the most difficult pests to remove, and professional bed bug control in Madison, CT, is essential to defeating these parasitic insects. Our team at ProfExt Pest Control is ready to help you stop bed bugs in their tracks.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs
What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are a type of parasitic insect that feeds on the blood of humans and other mammals, typically when their victim is sleeping. The bed bug has special CO2 sensors that let them know when humans are sleeping, and they prefer to hang out around bedrooms and other sleeping quarters, a habit that earns them their name.
Bed bugs are small, typically the size and shape of an apple seed, and they are dark brown to black in color. You may not even be able to see bed bug nymphs with the naked eye, as they are very small and translucent. Some of the biggest bed bug signs are visual sightings of adults and the reddish staining these pests leave behind after feeding.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
Even though bed bug bites aren’t known to transmit any serious illnesses, an infestation of this pest is stressful and dangerous to deal with. Bed bug bites are incredibly itchy and may result in secondary infection due to constant scratching. They may also trigger allergic reactions, something that needs to be met with immediate medical care.
Additionally, bed bug infestations cause stress, anxiety, fear, and insomnia in many, and experiencing these emotions daily can result in further health issues as an infestation persists.
Why do I have a bed bug problem?
Bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers, and you most likely have a problem after you accidentally brought home this pest, purchased an item infested with bed bugs, or someone else brought this insect into your property. Typical bed bug hotspots include hotels, airports, public transportation, and libraries, and you may find that you have an infestation after visiting one of these places.
Where will I find bed bugs?
Bed bugs are true to their name, and they are commonly found around sleeping quarters. They love to hide around the corners of beds, in bedroom furniture, and the walls or mattresses of bedrooms. Other places you might find bed bugs include in the baseboard, around electrical outlets, inside of light fixtures and appliances, or along the seams of furniture.
How do I get rid of bed bugs?
If you want to get rid of bed bugs for good, your best option is to contact ProfExt Pest Control the moment you suspect this pest is on your property. Our team of experts will help identify your major bed bug problem areas and provide you with solutions that eliminate all traces of this parasitic pest.
How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?
Prevent bed bugs in the future by following these helpful tips:
- Elevate luggage when traveling and look for signs of bed bugs before settling in any hotel room or other bed bug hotspots.
- Always check second-hand items and furniture for signs of bed bugs before moving these items onto your property.
- Wash clothing in hot water and dry on high heat after returning from travel to eliminate any unnoticed bed bug hitchhikers.
- Consider vacuum-sealing clothing when traveling to keep bed bugs from hiding inside and traveling home with you.
Don’t hesitate to contact ProfExt Pest Control today for further advice or professional bed bug removal assistance.
Call us today at (203) 902-0111 to learn more or to get started removing bed bugs from your property.
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