There isn’t a lot more disconcerting than falling asleep soundly in your bed, only to wake up covered in itchy, red bite marks. Unfortunately, if you are dealing with a bed bug infestation in your Las Vegas home, that’s exactly what might happen. Bed bugs are small parasitic pests that feed on the blood of mammals and some birds. Their favorite source of food, however, is us, humans. They frequently make their way into our homes. Once bed bugs get into a home, they can be extremely hard to get rid of. What’s worse, the longer the infestation lasts, the more the bed bugs spread throughout the home, making an already challenging endeavor even harder. As such, it is important for you to be able to spot the signs of a bed bug infestation in your Las Vegas home. That way you can act quickly to eliminate it before it has the chance to spread out.
Many people believe that bed bugs are too small to see with the naked eye. However, that simply is not true. Although bed bugs are small, they aren’t invisible. In fact, bed bugs are often compared to apple seeds because of their similar shape, size, and color. Bed bugs have flat, reddish-brown bodies. However, after feeding on a blood meal, their bodies will swell up and turn to a deep reddish-purple.
Oftentimes, the very first sign of a bed bug infestation in a home is the appearance of bed bug bite marks on your body. People generally notice these bite marks when they wake up in the morning, after a night of sleeping in their bed. This is because bed bugs frequently make their homes around beds, in box springs, and mattresses. The reason for this is because bed bugs are nocturnal, and these locations provide them with easy access to sleeping humans upon whom they can feed.
Bed bug bites look like small, red bumps, not unlike the bites of a mosquito. However, while mosquito bites tend to be randomly placed, bed bug bites typically appear linearly on your body. Furthermore, bed bug bites can be itchy. Scratching them can lead to secondary infections so be careful not to.
Although bed bugs may start by living in and around beds, if given time, they will spread throughout a home, settling in wall voids, carpets, upholstered furniture, and even curtains. Moreover, there are more indicators of a bed bug infestation other than bite marks on your body. These include:
As previously stated, the longer a bed bug infestation is allowed to persist in a home, the more it will spread throughout the home, making it more difficult to get rid of. As such, at the first sign of bed bugs in your Las Vegas home, contact the professionals here at Red Rock Pest Control immediately.
Our Bed Bug Treatment Plan consists of a free inspection of your property, treatment of all affected areas, and a follow-up visit to ensure your home remains bed-bug-free. Don’t lose sleep over bed bugs in your Las Vegas home. Give us a call today.