An assortment of types of pests can make their way into your home, causing disruption and disarray in the process. And while each brings with it a number of consequences, it is bed bugs Staten Island that seem to cause considerable stress for homeowners. The tiny insects are not poisonous, do not carry disease, and don’t crawl all about the countertops. But, they bite with a vengeance and cause more trouble than one could possibly imagine.
The most obvious sign of a bed bug infestation is an actual sighting of the bug itself. This is sometimes easier said than done, however. The bugs live inside of your bed frame, mattress, or other dark places and come out while you’re fast asleep during the middle of the night. They then inject the victim with a numbing solution that allows them to enjoy their blood meal without disruption. Many people say the bugs look similar to a tick.
Additional signs that a bedbug problem might exist in your home:
· Dark/rusty spots of bed bug fecal matter on sheets, the mattress, and other areas
· Red or brown blood stains
· Sheds skin
· Musty odor (emitted from the bugs glands)
· Bite marks on the body, usually in a horizontal pattern on the arms, buttocks, hands or other area of the body
Traditional pest control methods do nothing to rid bed bugs from a home. It takes specialized products designed specifically for treatment of these pests to ensure they’re gone, once and for all. Some homeowners even find they must take other drastic measures to alleviate the bugs from their homes. It is important to call a pest control professional at once if you notice any of the above signs of bed bug in your home. The sooner treatment begins, the sooner you can go back to sleep without the worry of these critters coming out when least expected.