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Blogs from October, 2017

Bed Bug

Beg bugs are annoying insects that can wreak havoc in your home and be hazardous to your health.

Identifying Bed Bugs
These annoying insects are relatively easy to identify. They have flat and oval bodies that are brownish-red in color. They grow to be about the length of an apple seed, and their bodies become swollen after eating. Bed bugs feed only on blood and can survive for a year without food.

These pests make their homes in the crevices and cracks in furniture, bed sheets, mattress seams, electrical outlets, and baseboards. Hotels make the perfect home for bed bugs as they can move between rooms and travel in luggage, briefcases, and purses.

Signs of Bed Bugs

Visual identification: You know you have bed bugs if you can identify them in your home.
Shedding: As the younger insects mature, they shed their outer skins. If you find insect skin in your home, you have a problem.
Droppings: When beg bugs have finished eating, they return to their hiding places where they defecate. If you find brownish black stains or mounds on surfaces in your home, you probably need help.
Bites: Bed bugs bite to get their food they need to survive. If you or your family members are experiencing red welts from insect bites, it’s time to consider professional assistance.

How Do They Get into My Home?
You can get bed bugs from many different sources: gyms, hotels, offices, and stores. They make it their mission to hide and can easily find a spot hidden in your briefcase or luggage. Once they get into your home, they’ll quickly locate a crevice in which to live, reproduce and cause all sorts of havoc.

How Harmful are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs can live for almost a year under typical temperatures, and female bed bugs can lay between 200 and 500 eggs in a lifetime. It is possible for them to carry disease however they have not been found to transmit them to humans. The biggest issue with these pests is their ability to multiply and survive. Eradicating them from your home can become an enormous task.

Exterminating Bed Bugs
If you think you have a bed bug problem in your home, contact a reliable service professional and schedule an inspection appointment. Bed bugs can be challenging to locate, but an experienced expert will know where to look. If an infestation is confirmed, they will provide you with a treatment plan based on the extent of the infestation. The treatment will target the bugs while keeping your family, friends, and pets safe. Once the infestation has been eradicated, your service technician will return to monitor the problem to ensure that the problem does not return.

For more information on bed bug prevention in Frisco, TX, contact the experts at Bug Commander. Call (214) 307-1933 today!