Trick To Spotting Bed Bug Problems In Your Tulsa Home
April 16, 2020
When you wake up in the morning, you can tell if you’ve had a good night of sleep or not. Although there are many factors that can affect your quality of sleep, it can be fair to assume that if you are finding bites on your skin each morning after getting out of bed, your tiredness could be because of bed bugs. The only question is, how can you know if bed bugs are around? If you have already looked around for bed bugs, you might be a bit confused. Are they too small to see, or are you just looking in the wrong locations? Today we will be setting the record straight by giving you some tricks to spotting bed bug problems in your Tulsa home. Here are some common questions we are often asked about bed bugs.
Can you see bed bugs?
It is easy to assume that bed bugs are too small to see. How else could they be so elusive? But the truth is, bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed and can be clearly seen by the naked eye.
What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are small reddish-brown oval-shaped insects. During development, a bed bug will go through 5 stages before reaching adulthood. When filled with blood, a bed bug can grow to be nearly 5 times its original size.
How are bed bugs so elusive?
Bed bugs are extremely good at hiding. And strangely enough, it’s their name that helps them the most. Most people assume that bed bugs only hide around beds, and this is where they look. The truth is that bed bugs can hide in any room of the home. They will hide in tight cracks, deep within furniture, and even behind outlets or inside walls. When you are awake, you can assume bed bugs will be hiding.
What do bed bug bites look like?
Bed bugs rarely bite just once. To get their fill of blood, a bed bug will bite, draw a tiny amount of blood and then back up to bite again. This process can happen several times in a row which often leaves a straight line or zig-zag pattern of red welts on the skin. One thing we should mention is that not everyone reacts the same way to bed bug bites. Some individuals show no signs at all after being bitten.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
Most often the worst thing you can expect from a bed bug infestation is anemia, insomnia, or an infection caused by over scratching bites. Recent studies, however, are suggesting that bed bugs could be capable of much more harm. Only known to be able to carry Chagas disease, bed bugs are under close watch to see if they will soon pose more of a risk to Americans.
How You Can Identify Bed Bugs In Your Home
The best way to know bed bugs are around is by looking for the signs they leave behind. Bites are often the first sign homeowners see that tune them into an infestation. After this typically comes tiny bloodstains on beds, followed by small reddish-black dots of fecal matter around the home. In some cases of severe infestations, homeowners describe their homes as smelling like coriander, a common scent associated with bed bug pheromones.
How To Get Bed Bugs Out Of Your Home
If you suspect your home has an active bed bug infestation, there is really only one thing you can do, get the professionals involved. At Dandi Guaranty, we are just that. Whatever the severity of your problem, we have a solution to fit your needs.
Don’t let bed bugs keep you up at night, give Dandi a call and let us help you get back to the sleep you need.