Bedbugs are small, flat, oval-shaped insects that have a reddish-brown coat. They are about 4-5mm long and do not have wings. These small insects can cause havoc in any Utah home that they invade. They do this by causing damage to property as well as adverse health effects. Due to their small size and nocturnal activity, most people are unaware of the presence of bedbugs in their home until the situation gets out of hand. So, if you suspect that you might be dealing with a bed bug infestation, this is the right place to be. Follow these steps to solve the mystery once and for all.
Check common hiding places
Search for images of bedbugs on the internet to find out exactly what they look like and afterward, check some of the common hiding places where they might be found. Since bedbugs are more active at night when the host is asleep, you can carry out your investigation in the evening to increase the likelihood of finding them. Bedbugs are often found in small cracks and crevices in mattress seams, furniture, empty briefcases, picture frames, and electrical outlet plates.
In these hiding places, look out for the presence of case skins which are remnants of the exoskeleton which juveniles shed as they grow. Also, look out for bedbug droppings which are in the form of small black mounds that leave characteristic brown stains on mattresses and other porous surfaces.
Look for signs of bedbug bites
Bedbugs survive exclusively on blood from the host. For this reason, they bite you in your sleep and extract blood they need for maturation. Bedbug bites leave itchy red areas that are often inflamed and can turn into blisters. Look for these bites on your arms, legs, neck, face, and as well as areas that are exposed during sleep. Bedbug bites can also cause allergic reactions leading to the development of an expansive red rash. Be sure to examine your pets as well for signs of bedbug bites.
Call in the experts for an Inspection
So, what if you haven’t seen any bedbug coats or droppings and you don’t have any bedbug bites? Well, don’t be so quick to rule out the possibility of an infestation. Often times, when there are few bedbugs in number, their presence may not be obvious to the host. For this reason, if your neighbor has recently had a bedbug infestation or you have just returned from visiting an area that had bedbugs, then you are definitely at high risk of an invasion despite the fact that you haven’t noticed any obvious signs. Hence, it is important for you to call in a pest control expert to examine the situation in a professional manner. Be sure to contact Beeline Pest Control, the finest exterminators Salt Lake City Utah has to offer. Here, you’ll receive an expert assessment as well as quality and affordable pest control solutions.