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Bed Bug Control 101: What Every Marietta Homeowner Ought To Know

signs of bed bugs on a mattress

Bed bugs in Marietta are tiny, mahogany brown insects that can't fly, jump or even move all that fast. Yet the damage they cause to the psychological and physical well-being of an unlucky person whose home they've infested is far larger than their size. Sleep loss and anxiety plague those with bed bug infestations and are enough to make your house feel like the last place you want to be.

Let's take a closer look at what bed bugs are, how to prevent bed bugs, and how to get rid of bed bugs with quality pest control in Marietta.

Clear Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are small, nocturnal, and very good at staying out of sight, so spotting the signs of bed bugs in your Marietta home can be challenging. Bed bugs multiply with speed and efficiency if you don't deal with the problem early on, and they will become almost impossible to resolve without professional help.

Watch for the following telltale signs of a bed bug infestation:

  • Spots of blood on the bed
  • Reddish-brown bed bug fecal spots.
  • An unpleasant musty odor; bed bugs use their pheromone excretions to mark the surface they're on
  • Tiny white bed bug eggs attached to your bed frame or nearby
  • Shed bed bug skins

If you suspect that your house may have bed bugs start by checking the bedding; they often hide in the creases of the bed sheets and covers. Check the bed frame and any crevices or joints bed bugs might manage to squeeze into and lay eggs. Keep in mind bed bugs can crawl into a space less than 1/8 of an inch wide.

The Symptoms Of A Bed Bug Infestation

Thankfully bed bugs don't transfer any contagious diseases through their bites, but the signs they've been feeding on you can be pretty apparent. If you've been waking up with multiple bites on your skin, often arranged in lines, there is a good chance that bed bugs are at fault.

Bed bug bites often do not hurt, and the only obvious sign you'll see of bites will be a mild irritation around the bite site. Sometimes there might be a series of red bumps, surrounded by blisters or a single red bump, dark in the center.

How Bed Bugs Find Their Way into Our Homes

Bed bugs don't fly or even jump and usually don't travel on their own accord for any substantial distance. They have, however, adapted to hitchhiking on our clothing, shoes, luggage, and so on.

The following are the most common things bed bugs hitch a ride on to get inside your home:

  • Used clothing
  • Secondhand furniture
  • Luggage set on the floor in public transportation
  • Your clothes after sitting down in a movie theater or a hospital
  • Laundry brought home from laundromats
  • Library and used books

If you've been seeing signs of bed bug infestation in your home, it's time to give a Marietta bed bug control professional a call!

The Best Way To Completely Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

A properly trained pest control professional will know how to get bed bugs out of your home and ensure there are no stragglers or eggs left behind to reinfest it.

If you're dealing with bed bug infestation, get in touch with ProCare Pest services today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Marietta.