Bed bugs can hitch a ride to your home from just about anywhere and can also travel from your home to infest other spaces. Bed bugs are one of the most pervasive, treatment-resistant pests that take a professional service to exterminate. While it may be tempting, it is not recommended for homeowners to tackle a bed bug infestation alone. Let a bed bug exterminator help you kick them to the curb so you can reclaim the sanctity of your bed and home.
Bed bugs are not only great at traveling from one place to another, but they are experts at hiding in space throughout your home. Not only can they hide in your mattress, but also books, in the corners of a carpeted room, in seams of clothes, picture frames, luggage, and many other tight spaces. Because bed bugs are so adept at hiding, they often go unnoticed, until you see other signs of an infestation.
Signs of a bed bug infestation include small bite marks on your arms, legs, feet, and upper body. The bites will appear as small, red circles and will itch. If you notice bite marks on your body, closely inspect your mattress and other upholstered furniture in your home. You may find dark or rust-colored excrement on the sheets or mattress, skins that have been shed, or you may notice a musty odor from the bugs’ scent glands.
While there are several methods of bed bug extermination, including chemical treatments, heat is the method most often used by pest control companies. When rooms in your home are heated to a certain temperature, it will kill the bed bugs and any larvae.
If you are struggling with an infestation, give a professional bed bug exterminator a call today. Pickett Pest Control serves the following areas in Utah:
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