When it comes to Long Island bed bug treatment, there’s only one company to call: Beach Pest Control. For more than a decade, the pros at Beach Pest Control have been successfully eradicating bed bug infestations in homes throughout Nassau and Suffolk County. Their expertly trained technicians are masters of Long Island bed bug removal. They can spot these pests from miles away and banish them from your home, once and for all. Don’t leave your health and safety to chance! Contact Beach Pest Control, an expert Long Island exterminating company, the moment you suspect you have a bed bug problem and they’ll make sure that your home and family are safe and sound!
In recent years, there has been a huge surge in bed bug infestations across Long Island. Don’t assume that because your house is pristinely clean that you won’t be overrun by these bloodthirsty insects. If you’ve recently visited a hotel, library, movie theater, someone else’s house, or any other place that’s infested with bed bugs, those little suckers can jump onto your clothing or other belongings and set up shop in your house. All it takes is a single bug is a single bug and your home can be overwrought within days, leaving you and your family covered in itchy welts.
As the saying goes, the best defense is a good offense, and that is certainly true in the case of bed bugs. By being proactive and knowing the signs of a potential bed bug problem, you can get it under control before you have a massive problem on your hands. If you notice any of the following signs, there’s a good chance that these unwanted visitors have made their way into your home.
Red, Itchy Spots
If you are wake up covered with itchy red spots, bed bugs could be to blame. These pests hide like to hide in the cracks and crevasses of beds (though they can take up residence virtually anywhere). Since they’re nocturnal pests, they are active at night, which means that they prey on you – their host – while you are sleeping. Their bites create red spots on the skin, and they’re incredibly itchy. So, if you notice red, itchy marks on your skin, it’s likely that you have a bed bug problem.
If you notice that your sheets and blankets are spattered with dark red, black, brownish, or rust-colored spots, you should definitely be alarmed. These marks are indicative of bed bugs. While you’re sleeping, you might be squishing the pests, which will result in stained bedding. These spots could also be excrement, and since bed bugs consume blood, their fecal matter is dark red or black in color.
Bed bugs molt, or shed their skin, five times throughout their lifecycle before they become fully mature adults. As they shed, they leave their exoskeletons behind, and they look like transparent shells. You can spot these shells on box springs, between the cracks of mattresses, and along headboards; however, don’t limit your search to just your bed. Bed bugs can also take up refuge on upholstered furniture, such as sofas and chairs, in carpeting, and even along the insides of books or the corners of drawers.
Despite their moniker, bed bugs can infiltrate any warm, dark spot in your house – including the walls! If you have wallpaper, these pests can hide underneath it, leaving blackish-red stains behind from their fecal matter. They can also hide in outlets and light switches, where they will leave their excrement behind. If you spot any strange spots on your walls or near electrical outlets or switches, bed bugs could be the culprit.
Stains and itchy welts aren’t the only signs of bed bugs; a musty odor can also signal an infestation. These pests release pheromones that smell like must, and that scent is quite noticeable when there’s a large amount of these insects in a confined space. So, if you not an unusual must-like smell in your house and can’t find the source, the odor just might be the result of a bed bug infestation.
Bed bugs are a serious concern. If you notice any of the above-mentioned signs, you need to act quickly. If you live in Nassau or Suffolk County, contact Beach Pest Control as soon as you suspect you have bed bug problem. Their expert technicians will thoroughly investigate your house and if they determine that you have an infestation, they’ll evict the pests and restore the safety and comfort of your home. For expert Long Island bed bug control, call 929.236.4400 or request a quote right online at BeachPest.com.Their team of highly trained and experienced technicians truly are experts in Long island bed bug fumigation. You’ll rest easy knowing that your home will be in the very best of care.