Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite: The Effective Control Solution For Your Plymouth Home
Bed Bugs have become more common in Plymouth over the last few decades. At one time, many people thought that bed bugs were extinct. However, in the early '90s, these invasive bugs made a fierce comeback and are now found in various public areas and homes. There are two main things that most people know about bed bugs: They leave itchy bug bites and are incredibly difficult to eliminate. A bed bug infestation is challenging if you haven’t had training in bed bug control.
At Combat Pest Control, every one of our Plymouth pest control specialists are experts in bed bug control and elimination. We know the fastest and most effective way to eliminate these annoying bugs from your home.
Bed Bug Detection: How To Spot And Confirm An Infestation
Most people first realize that they have a bed bug infestation when they see a bed bug inside their home. These little bugs are oval-shaped, have flat reddish-brown bodies, and are about the size of an apple seed. Because they tend to live in large groups, if you see one bed bug in your house, you likely already have a bed bug infestation.
Before the infestation becomes severe, there may only be a few bugs in your home, which can be easy to overlook. If you cannot see bed bugs with your own eyes, there are still a few clues that can let you know they are around.
Some of the telltale signs of bed bugs in your home include:
- Dark, reddish-brown fecal spots smeared on your walls, bedding, or furniture
- Small, white eggs or egg shells found in the folds of mattresses or in between the joints of furniture
- Translucent bed bug skin casings around your home
Bed bugs get their name because you generally find them underneath mattresses. However, you can actually find bed bugs in any part of your home. They hide in laundry, under furniture cushions, and even inside electrical devices.
Bed Bug Problems: They Aren't Just Going Away
Bed bugs have high reproduction rates. They need the protein from human blood to reproduce eggs. After taking just one blood meal, bed bugs can lay around five eggs each day for up to ten days. As long as they have a reliable food source, bed bugs in your home will multiply daily.
Many people mistakenly think that if you remove their food source for a few days, the bed bugs will go away on their own, but this is far from the truth. Bed bugs can survive for several months without eating. Some bed bugs can go for a year without eating. This means that if you were to leave your home for an extended period, hoping that the bed bugs would all be dead by the time you returned, you would need to stay away from your home for an entire year. The only true way to get bed bugs to leave your home is to call a Plymouth bed bug control specialist.
Unwanted Guests: Common Causes Of Bed Bug Infestations
Bed bugs in Plymouth are commonly brought into homes by accident. They can hide in between the fibers of your clothing or inside your bags or luggage and hitch a ride back to your home. You can accidentally pick up bed bugs in just about any public area, which includes hotels, libraries, nursing homes, and public transportation.
Don't Let Bed Bugs Bite: Contact The Pros Right Away
A bed bug infestation can quickly become severe if you do not take immediate action when you first notice the signs of an infestation. At Combat Pest Control, we can get rid of all bed bugs from your Plymouth home. Give us a call today to get your free estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Plymouth.