Bed bugs are one of the most stubborn types of pest to eliminate – in part because people don’t often realize they have bed bugs for a while. It’s not until family members start waking up feeling itchy, with the tell tale little red welts that bed bugs are suspected.
Identifying Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are small, flat bugs about the size of an apple seeds. They’re a distinctive reddish-brown in color. Their color becomes more red after they feed, because they feed primarily on blood. Bed bugs are versatile – they can feed on almost any type of mammal blood – but some species of bed bugs have a strong preference for human blood.
Bed bugs do not fly. There are many biting, flying insects, but they’re not bed bugs. If a flying insect bites you, it can still be a problem, but it’s not a bed bug. Not sure what type of bugs are causing your family problems? Your Bridgewater pest control company can help!
There’s a species of bed bugs that primarily feeds on bats, but also snacks on human beings. In fact, the discovery of these bat bugs is often the homeowner’s first indication that they also have bats nesting in their attic, garage, or nearby outbuilding.
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs
Trying to get rid of bed bugs on your own is a frustrating, overwhelming process. Your best bet for getting rid of bed bugs quickly and completely is to work with a Bridgewater pest control service. 70% of bed bug infestation is generally to be found in the bed and surrounding area, so particular attention will be paid to those areas. However, whole house treatment is required to completely eliminate the bed bugs.
If it turns out you have bat bugs as well as bed bugs, your Bridgewater pest control team will also work to identify and address the bat population. We use kid and pet safe methods to keep your family healthy and secure while taking care of the problem.