Over the last several years, bed bug infestations have become a bigger concern in the DFW area. They are often found in hotels and apartments, but can easily travel with you into your home. We really can’t think of anything worse than sharing a bed with these critters.

 

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How do you know if you have bedbugs? Bed bugs can be found anywhere people commonly rest or spend large amounts of time and can travel along with you in your suitcase, clothing, vehicles, taxis and buses. They typically hide in between the seams of mattresses, bed frames and behind headboards. Once they’ve invaded your bedroom, they multiply quickly and can be found in your other furniture, walls and even in electronic appliances. Before you know it there could be thousands of bed bugs in your home. You’ll probably first notice the black or brown spots (bed bug poop) on your sheet or other surfaces. Our technicians will also be able to identify their eggs and egg shells.

What do bed bugs eat? Well, YOU. Beg bugs consume blood and they typically feed on yours or your kid’s at night while you’re all sleeping. They can also feed on your pets. After being bitten, you’ll notice swollen red areas that are usually itchy. People are commonly bitten on the face, neck and other upper body areas, but you can also be bitten on the legs. While there is no current evidence that bed bugs transmit any known disease, you can have an allergic reaction to the bites. Definitely talk to your doctor if you have an exaggerated reaction.

Can I get rid of bed bugs myself? A bed bug infestation is no joke and can take a while to eradicate. It’s really best for you to contact a professional pest control company to handle the situation. Foggers or other pesticides commonly available at the store won’t take care of the problem.

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