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The Best Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Marietta Home

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Bed bugs can spread like wildfire, and getting rid of them is challenging without the right help. Luckily, the Marietta pest control experts at ProCare Pest Control can quickly eliminate your bed bug problem.

Continue reading to learn how to identify bed bugs, signs of an infestation, and how to eliminate them.

What Bed Bugs Look Like

Bed bugs are extremely small, just ¼ of an inch long. If you look closely, you'll see that they have a set of antennae and six legs. The insects have tiny heads and broad oval bodies. Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown, while nymphs are translucent. Bed bugs lay pearly white eggs.

The Symptoms Of A Bed Bug Infestation

Aside from seeing the pests themselves, there are many other signs that can indicate a bed bug problem. You may see reddish-brown blood stains or dark fecal staining on bedding, mattresses, or other surfaces. You may also notice a musty odor that is emitted by bed bugs. Bed bug bites are another telltale sign of bed bugs. Bed bugs often bite the face, neck, arms, legs, and more.

You can pick bed bugs up in many public places. Hotels, bus stations, schools, airports, and similar are often peppered with these pests. In a few minutes, they can climb onto your clothes or inside your bags. Not long after you get home, bed bugs will navigate out to: 

  • Mattresses
  • Wallpaper
  • Appliances
  • Fabrics
  • Electronics 
  • Flooring
  • Wood Trim
  • Electrical sockets 
  • Couches
  • Upholstery

You should thoroughly inspect these areas if you suspect that you may have brought home bed bugs.

Why It's Impossible To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs On Your Own

Because of the way bed bugs travel and how small they are, finding each egg, nymph, and adult is laborious. You could spend a lot of money continuously buying pesticides and other products to try to catch them all. If there's any respite, it will be very brief. Another major problem with retail products and natural pest control for bed bugs is that they can sometimes be hazardous. Misuse can easily occur, giving way to burns, harmful exposure to ingredients, and more.

The Most Effective Bed Bug Control Solution For Your Home 

The most effective bed bug control will be provided by experienced professionals. If you are struggling with bed bugs in Marietta, the experts at ProCare Pest Services can help. We will eliminate the bed bugs in your home safely and efficiently.

Bed bug control is best left to professionals, but there are some ways that you can help prevent infestations in the first place. Try these bed bug prevention tips:

  • Keep your belongings off the floor and away from other people's things. 
  • Tell hotel staff if you see bed bugs in your unit and request a new room.
  • Put your luggage in plastic bags or protective covers.
  • Wash and dry travel clothes with hot water and high heat.  
  • Use a flashlight to examine headboards and footboards, box springs, and mattresses.   
  • Inspect individual bags, laundry, furniture, and drawer interiors often. 
  • Look over second-hand items, such as clothes, before buying them.

These tips can help you to reduce the likelihood of an infestation, but if one does occur, be sure to call ProCare Pest Services. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection.