Bed Bugs In Riverside County Should Not Go Untreated

bed bug crawling on headboard

There are some things in life people can live with. If you have ever lived in a big city, you may have lived with trains rushing by, shaking your home several times a day. If you have lived in the middle of the woods, you have had to come to grips with wildlife paying your property a visit. Both of these things are reasonable things to accept as they cannot be controlled. What can be controlled are bed bugs. If you are waking up with bite marks on your skin or have seen unidentified bugs in your bed, you might have an active infestation. To help you out today, here is what to do if your Riverside County home has a bed bug infestation. 

Unlikely Places Bed Bugs Could Be Living

With a name like bed bugs, one would assume that these pests live exclusively on or around beds. This could not be further from the truth. Bed bugs spend the majority of their lives hiding in cracks and crevices around homes. It is only for short periods at night that they emerge, crawl into sleeping areas, and feed on human blood. Some places to look for bed bugs inside your home are in the cracks between baseboards, behind outlet covers, and inside furniture. When checking these areas, look for signs of bed bugs including bloodstains, fecal droppings, eggs, and shed skins. Another thing to look for is bite marks on your skin. Bed bugs bite multiple times while feeding and move back between each new draw of blood. This means that each bug will leave a straight line or zig-zag pattern of marks on the skin.

How To Kill Bed Bugs Quickly

One thing you should know is that bed bugs are extremely difficult to eliminate. They are resistant to many forms of pest control, quick to run from danger, and can survive over a year inside wall-voids and other secluded areas without a blood meal. How do you kill bed bugs? Very carefully. Smaller infestations of bed bugs can be treated with professional liquid treatments. For larger infestations, we use heat treatments. This process involves raising the temperature inside your home to a level that is lethal to bed bugs but harmless to things like furniture. Which treatment is used for your home all depends on the results of a detailed bed bug inspection. At Power Pros Pest Control we know how to inspect for bed bugs and would be happy to lend you a helping hand with these pests.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs 

How tiny are bed bugs?

An adult bed bug is oval-shaped, reddish-brown, and about the size of an apple seed. Younger nymphs are lighter in color. When filled with a blood meal, a bed bug grows to be up to five times larger than normal.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

Bed bugs do not spread any dangerous diseases. They can, however, cause insomnia and anemia. Both of these problems become more severe as infestations grow indoors.

How do bed bugs travel?

Bed bugs use items people carry to get around. Some common items these pests use to get indoors include used clothing, furniture, and luggage.

Total Bed Bug Control For Riverside County Residents 

If you suspect your home has a bed bug infestation, get the experts at Power Pros Pest Control involved. Our team of trained technicians understands how to identify and eliminate these problematic pests and we would be happy to put our experience to work for you and your home.

Contact us today to learn more about our bed bug control or to learn more about pest control in Riverside County.