The Trick To Getting Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Cleveland Home | Avenger Pest Control

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You get out of bed in the morning and notice a few small red bite marks on your legs that are a little itchy. You suspect maybe it’s just mosquito bites from last night or from a rogue spider that got a hold of you. After all, you live in a nice neighborhood and practice good housekeeping. It couldn’t possibly be bed bugs, right? Wrong. Nobody is immune to a bed bug invasion.

The myth that bed bugs are only found in dirty homes and other misinformation that is spread around about bed bugs are why getting rid of them can become such an onerous task. A bed bug infestation can get out of control quickly and the use of home remedies or store-bought products is almost always futile. It’s always best to let the professionals at your local Cleveland pest control company tackle the problem. Here at Avenger Pest Control, we know the right bed bug control techniques for your home that will ensure a successful result.

How To Be Sure It's Bed Bugs In Your House

The sooner a bed bug infestation is observed, the easier it is to address a bed bug control problem. Bed bugs are prolific breeders and learning the warning signs to aid in early detection can be invaluable.

  • Bed bugs are brown and become more reddish in color as they feed.

  • They are approximately ¼ inch long and are flat and oval in shape. After a meal, they will be more elongated and swollen.

  • There may be evidence of reddish-brown fecal spots on mattresses, walls, and furniture.

  • You may also find molted skin of the nymphs, eggs, and eggshell fragments. They are very small and pale white in color. 

If you observe any of these signs of a bed bug infestation, call us for Cleveland pest control company as soon as possible. 

The Unpleasant Symptoms Of A Bed Bug Infestation

Fortunately, there is no evidence that bed bugs carry or spread diseases to humans, but that doesn’t mean a bed bug infestation can’t be a very unpleasant experience. When a bed bug bites, you won’t feel any pain and you’ll likely have no idea you were on its meal plan for the night. But in the morning, you may notice the itching and see little red swollen welts, often in a line or grouping. That is the result of an allergic reaction to the bed bug’s saliva. Some people will have no reaction to the bite and never realize they’ve been bitten, delaying the detection of their presence.

Why You Should Call The Pros About Bed Bugs In Your Home

Bed bugs are one of the most problematic pests to get under control. They hide in the most obscure places like small creases in mattresses and furniture, inside box springs, and in small cracks and crevices, which makes treating your home for bed bugs extremely difficult. It seems no matter how hard you try, there are always live bed bugs or their eggs left untreated and left behind to repopulate. This is why calling in the professionals is your safest bet. We are best equipped and are familiar with the best bed bug control techniques for your home. 

How To Prevent From Bringing Bed Bugs Into Your Home

There are several measures that you can take to minimize the chance of a bed bug control problem in your home. Keep in mind, these bed bug prevention tips are still no guarantee these little pests won’t find a way to become unwanted house guests.

  • Vacuum your home often and empty your vacuum or put the vacuum bag in a container outside.

  • Inspect any used furniture that you purchase before bringing it into your house.

  • Buy a good protective cover for your mattresses and regularly inspect them for deterioration and holes.

  • Be very careful if washing your clothes in a public laundromat. Check the equipment you’re using for any signs of bed bugs.

The best way to prevent a bed bug infestation is by giving us a call at Avenger Pest Control. We have more than 30 years of experience in protecting homes and businesses from bed bugs and other pests. We would be more than happy to come out to your home and conduct an inspection. After determining the nature and scope of your pest problem, we'll come up with the best pest control solutions that will fit your budget and needs.