Do you think or know that you have Bedbugs?
Maybe you have reddish/brown spots showing up on your bedding, pillow cases, mattress or box springs? Or maybe you have bites that seem to be appearing from nowhere? Do you have 2 or 3 bites that seem to run in a straight line? If so you probably have Bedbugs!!!
Bed bugs can be hard to see with the naked eye. When Bedbugs have not had a blood meal they appear to be just a tiny brown speck. Once Bedbugs have had a blood meal they will turn to a reddish/brownish color and are larger in size due to the blood meal they have just received from YOU!!!!
Why are bedbugs difficult to detect?
Bedbugs are nocturnal in nature, which means when you go to sleep they are active. Bedbugs can hide in very small, tight places such as; behind baseboards, cracks and crevices, screw heads, the seam on mattresses and in box springs. Also bites from Bedbugs may go unnoticed due to proteins in their saliva have a numbing effect to the host. So the bite might never be felt, therefore the bite mark might not be noticed for a while. This makes it difficult to determine exactly where the host actually received the bite at or when.
NOW do you understand why you should hire a professional?
Bedbugs do not just come inside your home from outside. Bedbugs are introduced into your home from somebody or by something. Examples, luggage from a trip, a night out at a social club and brought home by you, theaters, restaurants, mass transit, YOU name it, and Bedbugs can be anywhere.
At American Termite and Pest Services our team is trained on how to detect, Identify and come up with a treatment plan that will work for you and get rid of your unwanted guest (Bedbugs).