Telltale Signs: How to Tell If You Have Bed Bugs

Anyone can get bed bugs and with all the infestations throughout Oregon, Idaho, and Washington, it’s a good thing to know whether or not you’ve got a bed bug issue. There are a few signs that bed bugs have taken up residence in your home, and equally as many ways to get rid of these pests.

Finding the bed bug infestation early is ideal, and here at Custom Bedbug, we’d like to provide you with a few ways on how to tell if you have bed bugs, how to do an inspection, and what sort of treatments we offer to get rid of bed bugs. Hopefully, all the information in the article and the outside information to state agencies give you the information you’re looking for!

How to Tell If You Have Bed Bugs

The identification of a potential bed bug problem is important, especially since the problem can quickly spiral out of control as bed bugs can lay between 200-250 eggs in their 6-12 month lifetime. There are a few telltale signs that bed bugs may be residing in your home in order for you to take the best course of action against these unwanted guests.

Bed Bug Bites

Identification of a bedbug bite is an important first step to figuring out whether or not you’ve got bedbugs. Often times people can ignore these itchy bites and assume that they got bit by a mosquito or a spider, but they are different. Bedbug bites aren’t concentrated around one spot on your body, they can be anywhere that is exposed to the bedbugs and they quickly turn into itchy welts.

Stains on Mattress

Another common sign of bedbugs is the stains on mattresses that get left behind as a result of the bugs being crushed or of their fecal matter. These stains are typically a reddish brown color. Shells and stains of the bedbugs are left behind on mattresses and other areas that they live, so if while washing sheets you happen to come upon these little stains, you might want to look a little further.

Debris on Mattress

While bed bugs are very small, they aren’t impossible to see or feel. If you’re in bed and it feels like you’ve got little crumbs all over, it might be the exoskeleton or eggs of the bed bugs. Signs of these intruders can also be found while doing laundry if you happen to see poppy seed sized grains, they are probably eggs.

How to Do an Inspection

You can do a cursory inspection to see if you’ve got bed bugs in a few different ways. It is a peace of mind knowing that you could look yourself in case all the companies are booked up as a result of the problems around town, not to mention this initial inspection could give you and your bed bug technicians a good idea on what solution is needed to treat bed bugs in your home.

Check the Bed in Question First

Bed bugs stick around their feeding source and so they don’t stray too far from ground zero. This is good news for you as an inspector because it narrows down where you need to look. Get a pair of disposable gloves and start looking for the telltale signs of bed bugs listed above.

Any Cracks or Crevices Are Potential Hiding Places

Bed bugs are incredibly small, meaning they could slip into just about any place with a crack in it. There are plenty of hiding places other than beds for bed bugs, even including electrical outlets.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Treating bed bugs can be tricky business, even when the problem isn’t severe. A lot of people ask if they can solve the problem themselves, but often times the answer is no. Bed bugs are tiny and can get just about everywhere, and many products available directly to consumers don’t work nearly as well as the methods that we employ to remove bed bugs and keep them at bay.

All of our bed bug technicians are specially trained in nothing but removing bed bugs. They’ve gone through lots of training programs to ensure that our customers can at ease that we’ve got the most control over the unfortunate bed bug situation. If you’re not sure what the best course of action is, contacting our professionals will help you figure out what solution is best for you.

Certified Dog Detection

A certified and trained bed bug sniffing dog has a 97% rate of success and can easily and non-invasively come into your home to sniff around for the bedbugs. They can point out the problem areas and are one of the best ways to determine exactly where your bed bug problem is, no matter the cracks and crevices that bed bugs like to hide in.

Heat Treatment

Heat treatment is one of the most effective ways to get rid of bed bugs, as they are resilient to many other forms of treatment. If there are parts of your home inaccessible to our environmentally friendly spray, then heat treatment is the best option for you. The heat treatment penetrates even the smallest of cracks and without the threat of damaging any electronics in your home.

Spray Treatment

Our company spray treatment, in addition to our heat treatment, is both eco-friendly and effective at killing off bed bugs. A bed bug specialist comes into your house and sprays for bed bugs, checking even the smallest of areas to ensure that the customer is rid of bed bugs.

Every job our company does is bed bug related, so we are certified experts in this field.  At Custom Bedbug, we’re here to help and we’ve even got special offers to help you out.

We offer a range of different solutions because everyone’s problem is different. Every bed bug case is important and what you do after the detection is the most important part. If you’ve got bed bugs, don’t hesitate to get a free quote from us to ensure bed bugs don’t take up residence in your home.

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