It can be hard to identify an insect that’s entered your Monmouth County, NJ home. Many pests have similar physical characteristics, such as size, color, and a number of legs. Some are so unique, you might not be able to estimate what they are at all. When you’re struggling to label a creepy crawler, you won’t be able to tackle them with success. You’ll have no idea what drew them to your residence, how to kill them, or how to stop future invasions. Lots of people find themselves befuddled when confronting bed bugs.
Bed bugs are insects who nibble on animals and humans. They withdraw blood, which ultimately causes red and itchy bumps to arise. Given their operation and fast reproduction, they can be challenging to get rid of. Learn how to properly make out these critters and combat them with Alliance Pest Services.
How Do Bed Bugs Look And Behave? What Are Signs of Infestation?
Bed bugs very much resemble apple seeds. Their bodies are reddish-brown and around 0.25 of an inch long. Both their heads and tails are round, but the top is significantly smaller than the bottom. Their midsection is also quite dainty, but its shape is more undefined. At their crowns are two antennas. On their sides are a total of six legs. Despite these traits, they still are mistaken for other critters. The 0.03 of an inch long eggs they lay are pearly white. In no time, translucent nymphs will surface.
It’s often said that bed bugs only infiltrate dirty homes, but this is untrue. Keeping things neat is wise, but it won’t make you immune to a takeover at all. Blood is required for the survival of these pests, so that’s what they search for. That said, animal zones and public places are often targeted by bed bugs. Examples are pastures, offices, schools, hotels, and bus stations. You might unknowingly bring them home after they’ve gotten into your clothes or personal bags. Then, they’ll get comfortable in:
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The primary indications of a bed bug infestation are odors, stains, and bites on your skin. Air will get pretty musty when these insects are around. Your fabrics and surfaces will be marked by blood drops and other reddish-brown blemishes. Further, you might see black and brown fecal particles with a powdery consistency. Groups of patchy welts that look like a rash could be on your arms, legs, face, neck, and elsewhere.
What Are Ways to Prevent Bed Bugs?
When in public:
- Avoid sitting your personal effects on the ground or floor.
- If you notice bed bugs in your hotel room, alert the staff and be relocated to another unit.
- Make sure your assignment is far away.
- Put plastic bags or protective covers around your luggage.
- Use hot water to wash your travel clothes. Dry them with high heat for at least 20 minutes.
When at home:
- Routinely look over mattress seams, head and footboards, and box springs with a flashlight.
- Also, check underneath beds.
- Inspect laundry, bags, purses, drawer interiors, and furniture regularly.
- Examine second-hand items, such as furniture and appliances, for infestation implications.
How Will Alliance Pest Services Eliminate Bed Bugs?
“Do it yourself” approaches for bed bugs are risky to employ and they rarely will wipe out an infestation, if ever. To get your home back from these insects, you’ll need the professional interventions of Alliance Pest Services. We specialize in using low-toxicity tools. Our safe and guaranteed bed bug control solutions include precise canine detection, heat and/or chemical treatments, and Verifi monitoring. Call us today to get a free quote!