Bed Bug Control
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Here in Wixom we have plenty of great scenery from Sibley Square Park to Proud Lake Recreation Center. We also experience all of the seasons which our friends down south can’t claim: beautiful foliage in the fall, wonderful experiences at the lake in the summer, and everything else Wixom has to offer. This makes it a great destination for travel. There is one pesky insect that is notorious for travel and that is the Bed Bug! Let’s review the basics of Wixom bed bug control.
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are tiny insects that are parasitic in nature and like to feed on blood. In fact, they ONLY eat blood. Typically they will have a dedicated host (you) that they regularly feed on. We call them bed bugs because they are particularly active at night when we are sleeping and will nest in our beds or nearby. Fun, or maybe scary, fact – bed bugs can go 70 days without feeding and some have pulled off a year in the right circumstances. Waiting or starving out the bed bug cannot be a part of Wixom bed bug control.
How do I know if I have Bed Bugs?
Here are a few different signs that we can use to help to identify bed bugs
- Bites or lesions roughly 5mm – 2 cm in size (keep in mind not everybody reacts to their bites)
- Sleeping difficulties
- Allergic Reactions
- Seeing bed bugs (they are about the same size and shape as a watermelon seed)
- Seeing blood smears or streaks especially in sleeping or resting quarters
- Seeing small black flecks that look like pepper (bed bug droppings!) These can appear near feeding sites or hiding places e.g. baseboards, between ceiling and wall, etc.
If you think you may have bed bugs it is best to get a Wixom bed bug control professional on site to confirm. Bed bugs have a way of playing with our mind and causing unnecessary anxiety or fears.
How do I treat Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are prolific breeders that can lay multiple eggs per day. They typically can become a handful in a noticeably short time. The best way to deal with bed bugs is to call a licensed pest controller who can apply the right combination of controls from the Wixom bed bug control grab bag such as:
- Pitfall Traps
- Exclusion Materials
- Biological Controls
Putting tougher the right combination in the right sequence will significantly diminish the time from bed bugs to no more bed bugs. The biting insect specialists at Rove Pest Control can customize the plan to get you there today.