Ready for a statistic that’s sure to make your skin crawl?
“One out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel,” reports the NPMAS “Bed Bugs In America” survey.
You’re probably glancing around your house right now to see if you can spot a bedbug, aren’t you? That’s normal. As your pest control experts in the Henderson area, Anver Pest Control has provided bed bug treatment for many families. Unlike ants or cockroaches, which can be fairly easy to spot as they wander around your house scavenging for foods, bed bugs are a little bit sneakier.
Here are the (slightly gross) signs that you might need to call the bed bug exterminators at Anver Pest Control.
- Physical Evidence – Just like humans, bed bugs can’t inhabit a space without leaving physical traces of their presence behind. These pieces of physical evidence include cast off bed bug skins and exoskeletons (shells) that have been shed as the bed bugs grow bigger. You may also noticed dark brown or black stains on your bedding, which is a sign that bed bugs have been pooping in your bed.
- Bite Marks – One of the worst parts about bed bugs is that unlike termites, they’re interested in feasting on us rather than the materials that make up our homes. If you’ve noticed red welts, burning and itching, or rashes anywhere on your body, especially after sleeping, it’s likely caused by bed bugs. Keep in mind however that about 70 percent of the population will not have an allergic reaction to bed bugs, which brings us to…
- Blood – In the event of very bad bad bug infestations, the night time feasting might be so bad that bed bugs leave spots of blood on your bedding. These blood droplets form when they latch on and release their hold on your body.
If you’re horrified to realize that you’ve been experiencing one or more of these signs of a bed bug infestation, don’t panic. Simply call the bed bug exterminators at Anver Pest Control in Henderson. We can eradicate the bugs and put a bed bug prevention plan in place so they never come back!