If you find a bed bug in your home, chances are there are more. You may only find traces of bed bugs before discovering the culprit. If you deal with your bed bugs right away or become aware of the signs of bed bugs, you can avoid a possible bed bug infestation. The key to avoid bed bugs and the outbreak of a bed bug infestation is to learn to recognize the signs of bed bugs.
Bed bugs don’t cover their trails. There are signs of bed bugs that you can look out for that will help you avoid bed bug infestations in your home. If bed bugs have been in your home, they will leave droppings behind. Look out for small brown, red or black spots on sheets, bedding, and pillows. You might also find skin sheds, or exoskeletons, around your house, especially in your bed. One of the biggest signs of bed bugs is the bites they leave behind on your body. Bed bugs infest your home to feed off your blood. If bed bugs are in your home, you will likely develop red, itchy bites on your body.
Avoid Bed Bug Infestations – Solve the Problem Early
Once you realize you have bed bugs, don’t bring anything into the contaminated room. Bed bugs are hitchhikers in nature and will jump at the opportunity to move into other rooms in your home. They might also hitch a ride on you, so don’t sleep in a new bed or on your sofa. Avoid immediately bagging things up or throwing things away. Bagging items without washing them in hot water will not solve your problem. Bed bugs can survive up to 18 months without feeding and they may end up reentering into your home. Throwing contaminated items out will only give the bed bugs a new home, which isn’t fair to somebody else!
Bed bugs may not travel in packs, but they can quickly develop into them. Bed bugs can lay 4 to 5 eggs a day. A female can lay hundreds of eggs in their lifetime. The longer you wait to deal with your bed bugs, the more bed bugs you have to deal with. If you learn how to recognize the signs of bed bugs early on you can avoid bed bug infestations in your home!
For more details on how to avoid a bed bug infestation, contact Magical Pest Control online today or give us a ring at (905) 738-6676 to speak with one of our bed bug extermination specialists.