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Bed bug identification

Once bed bugs enter your home, it can be costly to get rid of them. With its tiny flat body it can hide in plain sight when they are not feeding or looking for food. The most common places they hide in are the seams of the mattress, headboards, bedding, furniture, and carpets. Are those mosquito bites or bed bug bites? The first signs are bites. They tend to look like mosquito bites; however, they are more or less clusters of at least three to four. Bed bugs target exposed areas while you sleep, such as your face, neck, and arms.

Did You Know: A bug can feed up to 8 minutes on a human and simply crawl away without you even noticing?

Eco-Smart Pest Control categorizes these pests as the best hitchhikers out there. They are transported by humans. Think of the holiday you have just returned from. If you experience bed bugs, unpack your whole suitcase outside your home (in your garage). Put your clothing through a hot wash cycle in your washing machine. The heat from the water (like steam), will kill them.

How to get rid of them?

  • Keep yourmattress covered up to a year to make sure all bugs in the mattress are dead
  • Tumble dry your entire wardrobe
  • Remove all dirt and junk around the bed area
  • Simply contact Eco-Smart Pest Control

Don’t try to treat the bed bug problem on your own, as pesticides purchased in stores can only make the problem worse than it already is. Bed bugs will now sense the chemicals and will run away, causing them to spread to other areas of your house, making the problem worse. While waiting for a pest control agent, a few tips includes using a steamer on the bed (if you have not identified the problem 100%, then don’t steam your mattress). You are more than welcome to vacuum the mattress in the meantime, but still call a Professional Pest Control agent because the vacuum will not pick up all the eggs stuck in the mattress. If you’re worried that clothes are infected, stick them in the tumble dryer (if you have one).

Don’t wait for an infestation to happen before acting and protecting your family.

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