Bed Bug Characteristics & Habits
How do you know whether you have bed bugs? What do they even look like? Before they glut themselves on human blood, these insects appear to be tiny, brown bugs with an oval-shaped body. However, once they bite you, they become much larger and take on a red tint on account of all the blood they have consumed. The reason why they are so hard to find is that they can easily hide on account of their small size. They transport easily, whether on backpacks, luggage, shoes, or clothes, and immediately begin laying eggs when they settle, making them difficult to eradicate.
Bed Bugs Signs
It is important to recognize signs of bed bugs so that you can stop a colony from becoming an infestation.
Some of the signs that you have been invaded by bed bugs include:
- Stains of blood marking up your pillows, blankets, and sheets
- Dark little marks of feces and excrement left by bed bugs on bedding, walls, mattresses, floors, and even the ceiling
- Tiny eggshells or shed bed bug skins in cracks and corners, as well as on clothing and bedding
- Musty, bitter odors emitted from the bed bugs’ glands
Complete Removal by Professionals
In addition to being difficult to find because of their small size, bed bugs are often impervious to many chemicals. They also leave thousands of nearly invisible eggs ready to start the cycle anew, so even if you get rid of the parents, you will inevitably be left with several generations ready to breed all over again. This is why do-it-yourself attempts simply do not work.
It is crucial to get our trained experts to examine your property immediately so we can apply the appropriate treatments and make sure that these areas remain un-infested in the future. With proper bed bug control in Austin, you can rest easily at night knowing that you and your household are truly “sleeping tight.”