Most bugs that bite are not harmless. This is the case for mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and tons of other local species. The question is, is this true for bed bugs? One would think that a little insect that steals blood at night would be the most harmful. Let’s find out.
Here are some things you should know about bed bug bites in West Palm Beach and how to avoid bringing these pests into your home. Call our team at Empire Pest Defense if you would like to know how we handle these invasive insects. One of our team members will share what our West Palm Beach pest control services looks like and help you schedule an appointment for your home.
Visual Clues: Identifying Bed Bugs By Appearance
Bed bugs in West Palm Beach are sneaky little bugs. Although not fast or agile, these pests are great at hiding. They typically stay out of sight during the day and come out at night when they want to feed. Unless you wake up at three A.M. and use a flashlight to check your bed, you might never see these pests.
That said, five common signs of bed bugs include:
- Blood stains
- Fecal droppings
- Shed skin
- Dead bed bugs
Adult bed bugs are about ¼” long, when not engorged with a blood meal, reddish-brown, and have oval-shaped bodies. To quickly spot bed bugs inside your home, bring in our team for a quick inspection.
Bed Bug Problems: They Aren't Just Going To Go Away
We are going to be honest: bed bugs are not the worst pests here in West Palm Beach. The worst problems that are associated with bed bug bites are insomnia and anemia. Both of these conditions greatly affect general health but are not life-threatening.
What makes these pests such a huge issue is their ability to survive indoors, even when faced with direct danger. A bed bug has the ability to survive months inside wall voids without a blood meal to avoid trouble. This makes treating bed bug infestations a challenge.
Professional Bed Bug Control: Call In The Experts Right Away
Taking care of bed bugs is a big deal. The last thing we want is for these pests to ruin your sleep and threaten your health. To make sure you don’t have to deal with these bugs for long, our Empire Pest Defense team offers advanced control treatments.
With one visit, we will identify where bed bugs are hiding, how severe your infestation is, and what treatment would work best to solve your troubles. Call our team today to learn more about our bed bug control offerings or to make an appointment for your West Palm Beach home.
Maintaining A Bed Bug-Free Home: Prevention Strategies
Getting rid of bed bugs will only save you from the threat at hand. If you want to make sure these pests do not get back into your home, you have to put in place some preventative strategies.
Here are some of the best ways to avoid bed bugs in West Palm Beach.
- Avoid hotel rooms that show signs of bed bugs.
- Store used clothing inside air-tight bags when you are on vacation.
- Wash all used clothing, bought or worn, on high heat after you bring it into your home.
- Check furniture, clothing, and other items for bed bugs before buying them.
- Tell your family and friends about bed bugs so they do not accidentally carry these pests into your home.
Call Empire Pest Defense for help with bed bugs and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in West Palm Beach.