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Symptoms of Bed Bugs

How Do You know if the Bed Bug Bites?

You don’t just “get” bed bugs. They arrive as unwanted guests usually after a trip, attached to visitors, or with the introduction of a new piece of furniture into your home. The early symptoms of bed bugs are difficult to find. This is why Loyal Termite & Pest Control has prepared this brief to help you learn more about the symptoms of bed bugs.

These almost invisible parasitic insect are making a comeback from their previous almost eradicated condition. Increased travel and a lack of awareness are the main contributors to this resurgence.

Just what are the symptoms of bedbugs?

In the early phase of a bed bug infestation, the only symptoms of their presence may be their bite. Most often this begins with finding unexplained bites on your body,especially after waking up in the morning. If you do find an unexplained bite, you need to understand that each person may react differently to bed bug bites. A bite might be a symptom of bed bugs, but in and of themselves, they are not a reliable method for diagnosing a bed bug infestation. Many times they are often mistaken as mosquitoes or dust mites bites. That’s why you need the professional expertise of Loyal Termite & Pest Control.

For instance, a person who is bitten may not react for several days, or a person may not react to a bed bug bites at all. This can allow an infestation to start in your home and remain unnoticed until the bed bug population increases so much that bed bugs become visually noticeable.

If you suspect a bed bug bite, don’t take a chance of more bed bug bites; be proactive by calling Loyal Termite & Pest Control.

Symptoms of Bed Bugs  - other than bites!

By looking for specific bed bug evidence, the infestation can be identified early, before the population becomes difficult to control. Adult bed bugs can easily be seen with the naked eye. Adult bed bugs are reddish brown, wingless, and are about the size of an apple seed.

Immature bedbugs are also visible to the naked eye but they are smaller than adults, and translucent whitish-yellow. Bed bug eggs are also tiny, about the size of the head of a pin. Another important feature in making a visual identification is that bed bugs can look different depending ontheir feeding status.

In fact, an unfed bed bug can look like a flat disc. However, once it takes a blood meal the body of a bed bug blows up like a balloon. The bed bug extends so it looks more like a torpedo than a disc.

So what do you do if you suspect a bed bug infestation or find symptoms of bed bugs?  The first thing you must know is that as long as they can access nourishment from a sleeping body their number will grow. Remember, if left untreated the bed bug will not just “go away.” The only way to rid your home of the bed bug is through eradication.

A heavily infested home would have an offensive, sweet, musty scent which is released from their scent glands. You may also notice fecal matter, shed skins, egg cases in the seams and cracks of your mattress. If you are noticing these symptoms of bedbugs it is time to call Loyal Termite & Pest Control.

Loyal Termite & Pest Control is ready to identify, find, and guide you in wiping out all symptoms of bed bugs. All you need to do is give them a call  or contact them today.

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