Bed bugs on mattresses and in the home are a fairly common complaint. These insects are excellent hitchhikers and will accompany you on trains, buses, and flights, as well as on your clothing and bags. A clean residence does not make you immune to bed bugs, as most people connect these pests with filthy conditions. Can you find any evidence of bed bugs in wood furniture? The answer is most likely yes if you have a severe bed insect infestation.
Where Can You Find Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs prefer to live in confined, secluded areas where they can congregate and go unnoticed. Bed bugs are commonly discovered hiding in cracks and crevices in beds, including mattress coverings. Bed bug fecal stains, which are the dried excrement of bed bugs, may be found on infested mattresses, comforters, cushioned furniture, and mattress coverings. During their growth, bed bug nymphs molt or shed their skins; these skins can occasionally be found in or around contaminated objects.
Furthermore, bed bugs are frequently apparent if the source is investigated closely enough. The seams of a mattress or mattress cover are an ideal hiding place for bed bugs, especially near the bottom. In addition, bed bugs don’t have to exert much effort to find a blood meal because mattresses, mattress coverings, and other portions of the bed are so close to where humans spend most of their time. They can easily focus on host location cues like body heat and carbon dioxide.
Signs of Bed Bug Infestation
If you recently purchased a used bed or other old furniture, or if you regularly experience itchy spots in new locations, you may have bedbugs. Additionally, bedbug infestations might be indicated by:
- Stains from blood on your sheets or pillowcases.
- Bedbug excrement that is dark or rusty on sheets and mattresses, bed clothing, and walls.
- Look for fecal stains, egg shells, or shed skins in regions where bedbugs hide.
- The scent glands of the bugs emit an awful, musty odor.
If you think you have a bed bug problem, you should throw out all of your linens and check them carefully for live bugs and bug droppings. Take off the dust cover from behind the box springs and check the joinery for any splinters. Take the fabric from the wooden frame by removing the staples.
Check the contents of books, the location of any nearby phones or radios, the edge of the carpet, and any nearby outlets. Check your closet for bedbug-infested apparel.
Do Homemade Bed Bug Treatments Work?
In most cases, over-the-counter sprays are useless in treating bed insect infestations. Vacuuming and washing at high temperatures provide temporary relief, but if bed bugs are found on a mattress cover, it is likely that bed bugs and their eggs are also present in the mattress, sheets, and other areas of the home.
DIY approaches or home remedies for getting rid of bed insect infestations in homes frequently fail since bed bug removal requires comprehensive and progressive treatments. As a result, contacting Hero Pest Control, a bed bug expert, is the best option to control infestations.