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Bedbug Pest Control

Bed bugs are nocturnal insects that feed on blood from humans and animals. These very annoying insects are usually about the size of an apple seed and are reddish-brown in color. They hide in very narrow areas in your furniture and beds making it difficult to get rid of.

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How to know if you have bed bugs

If you are unsure if you have bed bugs or not.

A simple way is when you get itchy bites on your back or behind your arm when you relax on your bed or furniture.

When you try to check what is biting you, you can barely see anything.

It’s most likely a bed bug. It bit you and immediately you lift your body to catch it, it speeds off to hide within the narrow spaces in your bed and furniture.

Other signs to Look Out For

  1. Reddish-brown droppings resembling pen marks on cloth.
  2. Red swelling on exposed skin while sleeping.
  3. Bloodstains on sheets, clothes, or pillows.
  4. Musty smell whenever you kill them. 
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bed bug disease

Bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases through their bites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that bed bugs are not known to spread disease through their bite. While bed bug bites can cause itching and potential infection if scratched, they are not known to carry or transmit diseases unlike other bloodsucking insects. Additionally, bed bugs are not known to vector any diseases at all. However, there is some evidence that bed bugs can cause Chagas disease. Therefore, while the general consensus is that bed bugs do not transmit diseases, there is some research suggesting a potential link to Chagas disease.

How to get rid of bed bugs

The best way to get rid of bed bugs is to call a professional pest control company. However, there are some things you can do yourself to make the treatment more effective, such as washing your bedding in hot water and drying it on high heat, and vacuuming your floors and furniture regularly

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