Effective Bed Bug Elimination For Your Alexandria Home
September 15, 2022 - Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can be some of the most challenging pests to get out of your Alexandria home, and these are not bugs you want sticking around. If you are noticing signs of bed bugs or are concerned about an infestation, pest control in Alexandria can help you pinpoint problem areas and develop a plan for bed bug removal and treatment.
Bed Bug Bites Are Often The First Sign Of A Problem
One of the reasons bed bugs can be so hard to control is that they are elusive pests, and, often, infestations have the chance to grow quite large before homeowners discover them. Bed bugs are experts at hiding and only come out at night to feed. They are drawn to the body heat and excess carbon dioxide our bodies give off while we sleep, making it incredibly hard to catch them in the act of feeding, which is really the only time they come out in the open. Even if you are a light sleeper, you are unlikely to notice these bites in the moment because bed bugs inject an anesthetic when biting to numb the area. So often, the red itchy bed bug bite marks you wake up with a day or two later may be your first and only sign of a problem.
The Symptoms Of A Bed Bug Infestation
While you may not feel bed bugs biting or spot them around your home, there are ways you can notice the presence of bed bugs. These signs of bed bugs include:
- Reddish-brown spots on bedding, furniture, or upholstery
- Bed bug shed skins, eggs, or eggshells
- A musty odor that increases over time
- Itchy red bites, often in lines or clusters
- Live or dead bed bugs
If you see these or other signs of bed bugs, it's important to take action right away to prevent these pests from spreading throughout your home or to your workplace or friends' houses.
Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control Is A Waste Of Time And Money
When time is of the essence, it can be easy to rush to the store for a quick solution. Unfortunately, this is often not the best approach for bed bug control. Bed bugs are resistant to many over-the-counter pesticides, and these products are only useful if you know where and how to apply them. Additionally, many of these products are only effective against live bed bugs and not their eggs. Often DIY bed bug control seems to be effective, only to be followed up by a significant reinfestation as soon as the next round of bed bug eggs hatch. While it's tempting to look for immediate solutions, do-it-yourself bed bug control is often a waste of both time and money that would be better served in securing quality bed bug control in Alexandria.
Call The Professionals At The First Sign Of Bed Bugs In Your Home
Bed bugs multiply rapidly, with each female laying up to seven eggs a day and those eggs reaching maturity in just a few weeks. Left untreated, bed bug infestations will grow and spread throughout your home, making them harder and more expensive to eliminate. Instead of wasting time and money on ineffective pest control solutions, call Matar Termite & Pest Control at the first sign of bed bugs in your Alexandria home. We can perform a comprehensive inspection and aggressively treat any areas where bed bugs are found.
Whether your home needs heat treatments, non-chemical treatments, baits and monitoring, or other solutions, at Matar Termite & Pest Control, we have the answers to getting your home bed bug free. Call today to schedule your bed bug inspection and get started on services.