Bed bugs are some of the worst pests in Long Island. In fact, they are listed among the most difficult pests to get rid of by many pest control professionals. Bed bugs are hard to see and hard to prevent, but not impossible.
With help from Ultimate Pest Control, you’ll be able to understand how to locate bed bugs more effectively, how bed bugs might get into your home, and how to deter them. We’re long-time experts in the Long Island pest control industry, so you can count on our services. First, let’s talk about a common misconception regarding bed bugs.
It’s A Common Misconception That You Can’t See Bed Bugs
You might have heard that bed bugs can’t be seen with the naked human eye. This is incorrect, though it’s true that bed bugs are quite small. Bed bug eggs are no bigger than a couple of grains of salt, and fully-grown bed bugs are typically less than a quarter of an inch long. Tiny but still visible. So what do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are six-legged insects with two antennae. Their bodies are flat, broad, and oval-shaped. They are usually a reddish-brown color. After feeding, they elongate and swell, becoming more reddish from the blood they’ve ingested. Even if you aren’t able to locate the bed bugs themselves, the signs of their presence can be seen as well. Bed bugs leave behind fecal matter in reddish-brown spots, smears, and stains, which are typically found on mattresses, bed frames, walls, and other areas they infest. To understand how to prevent bed bugs in Long Island from invading our homes, let’s take a look at some of the ways they can get in.
All The Ways Bed Bugs Can Sneak Their Way Into Our Homes
Bed bugs are surprisingly common in public places, such as bus stops, schools, and hotels. Anywhere people spend extended amounts of time, bed bugs can gather. Their ability to hitch a ride in clothes, shoes, boxes, suitcases, and secondhand furniture is what usually gets them into a home.
From there, they are able to multiply quickly, relying on their new sources of food to sustain their rapid population growth. Let’s talk about some bed bug control techniques for your home that can help reduce the impact of these pests.
Tips To Prevent Bed Bugs From Coming Back
Bed bugs are extremely hardy pests, but they aren’t invincible. With the right approach, you can keep bed bugs out of your home and even potentially deal with small infestations before they begin. Here are a few steps you can take to help with this:
- Inspect hotel rooms and other similar areas thoroughly before sleeping or spending long periods of time in them.
- Check your clothes, suitcases, and other belongings for signs of bed bugs when you return from a trip.
- When looking for bed bugs, use a small flashlight to make it easier to locate them.
- Wash clothes and sheets on the highest temperature setting if you suspect an infestation.
These tips will help you avoid or prevent some infestations before they start. If you find bed bugs in your home, however, the best course of action is to call a professional pest control service like Ultimate Pest Control.
The Best Way To Eradicate A Bed Bug Infestation
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