Pest Prevention: Checking for Bed Bugs

Pest prevention: checking for bed bugs can be an easy and simple way to help ensure that your home is safe from these nasty creatures. At Star Pest Control, we offer a wide range of pest control services, including bed bug removal, that can provide you with the peace of mind needed to fully relax in your own home. If you think that you might have bed bugs, here are some of the common signs and hiding spots you should be aware of.

Bed Bug Signs

While most people tend to think that bites on the skin is the best indicator of bed bugs, it is actually a poor indicator of a bed bug infestation. This is because bed bug bites can look similar to bites from other insects, such as mosquitoes or chiggers, rashes, or even hives. In some cases, people do not even react to bed bug bites at all. The best way to identify a possible bed bug infestation is to look for physical signs when cleaning, changing bedding, or staying away from home. Some of the physical signs you should watch out for include:

  • Rusty or red stains on bed sheets or mattresses
  • Dark spots (bed bug excrement)
  • Eggs and eggshells that are about 1mm in size
  • Pale yellow skins that have been shed
  • Live bed bugs

Common Bed Bug Hiding Spots

Since bed bugs are attracted to warmth, their favourite spot to hide is in the seams, tufts, and folds of mattresses and bedding; however, bed bugs will also frequent other areas where people sit or lay idle for long periods of time. This includes couches, recliners, and even office chairs. When searching for bed bugs, use a flashlight and a stiff, flat-edged object to check around beds, mattresses, furniture, and other areas of the room including the edges of baseboards and carpet.

Bed Bug Removal from Star Pest Control

Bed bugs are treated directly, so it is important to know exactly where they are in your home. Hiring a professional pest control company, such as Star Pest Control, to handle any bed bug removal is the safest way to ensure that the infestation is properly treated, so as to eliminate any bed bugs in the home while also preventing the infestation from spreading.

If you have a bed bug infestation in your home, the professional pest control team from Star Pest Control can help. We offer a wide range of pest control services, including bed bug removal, which are designed to help rid your home of pests for good. If you would like to learn more about pest prevention: checking for bed bugs, or if you are interested in one of our other pest control services, please contact Star Pest Control at 604-613-6249.