Bed Bug-Proofing Oklahoma Homes for the Spring
May 31, 2019
Are you planning any trips this summer? If so, this article is for you. If not, this article is still for you. Whether you’re traveling, hosting visitors, or neither of the above, you could be at risk for bed bugs. Summertime increases travel, which in turn increases bed bugs, but you don’t have to travel to get a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs can be picked up in almost any public settings. If you take a bus to work, you could pick up bed bugs. If you check books out of a public library, you could pick up bed bugs. If you buy a second-hand couch, you could bring bed bugs home. It’s not just travel that will increase bed bug infestations this summer, but the increase in flea markets will also contribute to the problem. The fact that bed bugs feed on humans makes them able to go anywhere humans go. Therefore, you could pick up bed bugs at any point this summer.
Bug-Proofing Tips for Oklahoma Residents
- Check the bed when staying in a hotel.
- Keep your suitcase up off the floor and closed unless getting something out of it.
- Vacuum suitcases once you arrive home.
- Inspect flea market items before bringing them home.
- Purchase mattress encasements.
Signs of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are small, red bugs the size and shape of an apple seed. You may see these bugs on your sheets or on your mattresses. One of the first signs people notice when bed bugs are around is their itchy bites. The welts they leave are usually raised and red. They can cause itchiness and a burning sensation. You may notice small stains that are red or brown on your bedding. These stains are from feeding sessions or fecal matter. Shed skins are another sign of bed bugs. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call pest control.
Dandi Guaranty can eliminate your bed bug infestation fully. At Dandi, our professionals are experienced in locating all the areas of bed bug activity in a home and effectively treating them. Not only will you have a successful outcome and save money, but we will also partner with you to help keep them from returning after we leave. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your free inspection now!