How to Control and Exterminate Bed Bugs in Bakersfield
Reports of bed bug infestations have recently flooded the media. These blood-sucking insects are a major problem in the U.S. While bed bugs are not strictly nocturnal, they will schedule their activity opposite of your schedule. Therefore, bed bugs may go unnoticed unless obvious symptoms are present. Signs of bed bug infestations include blood spots on bed, bed bug shell casings, and small bites on skin.
Diagnosing for bed bugs is extremely difficult since they hide in the smallest crevices, particularly seams of mattresses hence their name. Since most signs are subtle, a professional bed bug inspection is needed to determine if a bed bug problem exists. We provide several bed bug treatment options that have been proven to be effective.
How to Identify Bed Bugs
Because bed bugs can be so subtly pervasive, chances are if you suspect them, you already have a full-fledged infestation. You may even have bed bugs without realizing it. One of the first signs of bed bugs may be small, itchy bite marks appearing on your body (often in a short row) after you’ve been sleeping on or sitting on or around infested areas.
Signs of bed bugs include:
- Reddish stains on bed sheets from crushed bed bugs
- Tiny dark spots (bed bug excrement)
- Tiny pale or yellow skins shed from bed bugs
- Live bed bugs
Where to look for signs of bed bugs:
- Seams of mattresses or upholstered furniture
- Joints of furniture
- Where the wall meets the floor and ceiling
- Cracks or crevices
Do It Yourself Bed Bug Prevention
Always check the beds when you are traveling by lifting up the sheets and looking in and around the seams of the mattress, as well as the joints of the bedframe.
Keep your luggage on a luggage rack, or hard surface. Do not leave your luggage or clothing on the bed, upholstered furniture, or carpet, where bed bugs can easily be hiding and transfer to your belongings.
Check over your luggage when you return home.
Thoroughly check over any furniture or other susceptible objects (luggage, stuffed animals, etc.) you bring into your home for signs of bed bugs, especially second-hand furniture.