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Bed Bugs

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Early Signs of Bed Bugs

Although bed bugs don’t have nests, they tend to gather in areas that can be marked by dark spotting and staining of dried excrement. Eggs, shells, brownish skins of nymphs, and the bugs themselves will be present.

With a bed bug infestation, insects leave the following telltale signs behind:

  • Reddish, rust-colored stains
  • Bed bug excrement, which leaves behind dark, ink-like spots
  • Shedded (molted) nymph skins
  • Bed bug eggs or egg shells
  • Live bed bugs

Where Can Bed Bugs Live?

If you suspect bed bugs have invaded your area, it’s best to check every nook and cranny to see how far they’ve spread. The most common areas bed bugs thrive in include:

  • Bedsheets
  • Mattresses
  • Couch or chair seams
  • Drawer joints
  • Underneath loose wallpaper
  • Near electrical outlets
  • Around door frames
  • Along edge of ceiling

Bed bugs have endless options when it comes to adequate hiding spaces, so make sure to check even the smallest of areas. Bed bugs prefer to hide close to where they feed, but they’ve been documented to travel 100-150 feet to obtain a blood meal.

Ban Bed Bugs from Your Bedroom with Burns Pest Elimination

If you think you have a bed bug infestation but you’re having a difficult time finding them, Burns Pest Elimination can help. With our highly trained. bed-bug-sniffing K-9 unit and experienced pest control professionals, we can target bed bugs in your home wherever they may be hiding.

Because bed bugs are resilient and can live up to a year without a blood meal, it’s imperative to contact the pros at Burns as quickly as you can to ensure all bed bugs are properly eliminated. Schedule your pest inspection today!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs

Where did bed bugs come from?

Most scientists believe that modern day bed bugs are the descendants of bat bugs that lived in caves, which learned to feed off our ancestors because it’s much easier to feed off humans than bats.

Can you see bed bugs?

You can see the adult stages of a bed bug, however nymphs and eggs are far too small for most people to see.

How did I get bed bugs?

Bed bugs are hitchhikers and very opportunistic. Most likely you sat down in an area where someone else had bed bugs. Or brought an item where a bed bug adult or egg was hiding into your home.

Can bed bugs fly?

Bed bugs can neither fly nor jump, but they are very fast crawlers and wonderful hiders.

Are there health risks to bed bugs?

While bed bugs are not considered a dangerous animal, some people do react to their bites with itching and discomfort. The main effect of bed bugs, however, is the mental stress and strains that come along with a bed bug infestation.

Do bed bugs spread disease?

At this time, there has been no known case of any disease transmitted by bed bugs.

What should I do if I have evidence of bed bugs?

Call a professional immediately. Do not wait. Most bed bug infestations get more expensive the more time goes on. Do not self-treat either. Most over the counter products are not strong enough to eliminate all bed bugs and merely kill some of them and drive the survivors deeper into hiding.


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