Have you ever experienced red bite marks that you couldn’t explain where they from? Perhaps you just assumed they came from mosquitoes and disregarded it. This could have been the work of bed bugs, also known as Cimex Lectularius.
Bed bugs are pests that need to be properly dealt with. If you believe you have a bed bug infestation, enlist the help of a reputable pest control company in Brooklyn. You can sleep soundly once you know the bugs are gone.
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed exclusively on the blood of humans and animals during their slumber. These critters can survive up to six months without a blood meal. Bite marks may not even show until up to six weeks later, often mistaken for mosquito bites, while some individuals are not even affected by the bites.
Despite the name, bed bugs are not limited to beds. They can be found in trash, clothing, walls, carpets, and wooden furniture, among other things. It may be difficult to exactly identify where these troublesome creatures are located as they tend to inhabit hidden environments. You’ll have an easier time finding out if you have an infestation if you check the most commonly found areas for their nests. Some of these areas include:
- Bedside tables
- Loose wallpaper
- Cracks in the wall
- Bed frames
- Box springs
- Anywhere in immediate range of where someone lays their head for rest
You may be thinking,”My house is spotless. How in the world could I have bed bugs?” Bed bugs don’t just live in unsanitary and older homes, they can be transported anywhere by latching onto something entering your residence.
How Do I Know if I Have Bed Bugs?
If your personal sanctuary is infested with bed bugs, it is more likely to find signs that they’ve been there than to actually physically see these elusive pests. These little buggers thrive on going undetected, and they do a pretty good job of it. Luckily, they often leave behind an array of evidence to examine.
If you find the following in your bed, it is likely that you have an infestation:
- Small droppings of fecal matter
- Tiny blood stains
- Insect carcasses that look like apple seeds
Are Bed Bug Inspections Accurate?
It’s vital to call a professional exterminator if you find signs of a bed bug intrusion in your New York apartment. The exterminators at My Private Exterminator can control and treat your bed bug infestation. An initial inspection conducted by the trained staff at My Private Exterminators is extremely accurate and thorough. We perform an extensive search through your home including in your bed, linens, and furniture. Once identified, our team will treat the problem site to eliminate all of the hidden pests.
Trust My Private Exterminator for all of your pest control needs. We have over 15 years of experience serving the New York City area. Let us help you take back your home. Contact us at (347) 365-2159 to learn more. Our phone lines are open 24/7.