The Key To Total Bed Bug Elimination In Your Pasadena Home

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Bed bugs can be some of the most difficult types of pests that Pasadena homeowners have to deal with. Even though these bugs aren't considered to be dangerous to humans, many people experience intense fear at the thought of having a bed bug in their homes. If you think that you may have bed bugs, the best thing that you can do is have your home inspected by an experienced Pasadena pest control specialist as soon as possible. At Accutech Pest Management, we know how to get bed bugs out of your home for good. 

Easy-To-Spot Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation In Your Home

Bed bugs have small, round, and flat bodies that are a reddish-brown color. They usually only measure about ¼” long. Even if you do not spot these tiny insects with your own eyes, there are still several signs that will let you know that you have bed bugs in your home. Some of the telltale signs to watch out for include:

  • Bug bites on your skin: Bed bugs will leave tiny, red, and itchy bites all over your skin. Unlike other insect bites, bed bug bites will usually form a straight line.
  • Blood stains on your sheets: Similar to a tick, when a bed bug feeds on blood, its body will become swollen. When it is enlarged, it is easier to crush. Many times, people will accidentally crush bed bugs in their sleep, which leaves traces of blood on their sheets, covers, and pillowcases. 
  • Dark spots: If you notice rust-colored spots on your mattress, furniture, or even your walls, the reason could be bed bugs. These bugs will leave fecal matter all over your home. And oftentimes, they will walk across their droppings which make dark, rust-colored smear marks. 
  • Bed bugs eggs: Bed bugs will leave their eggs in various parts of the home that they feel would be a safe space. Many times, you will find these eggs in the crevices of your mattress or the joints in your furniture. Thes small, oval-shaped eggs are white and resemble tiny grains of rice.

You may notice a damp and musty smell if you have a bed bug infestation in your home. The smell comes from the urine and fecal matter left behind by the bed bugs. This unpleasant odor is similar to the smell of an old wet towel.

Bed Bug Infestation Only Gets Worse With Time

Female bed bugs need a blood meal in order to produce eggs. Once the female has been fed, she can lay between one and seven eggs each day for about ten days. Because bed bugs have such a high reproduction rate, if you have just one mated bed bug in your home, you could end up having a full infestation in weeks. And as long as there is a viable food source for the female, the number of bed bugs will continue to grow in your home.

Why Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control Usually Fails

Many people think that it is impossible to get rid of bed bugs once they have infected your home. The truth is, it is not impossible, but it is exceptionally difficult if you are not specially trained to handle a bed bug infestation. 

Most of the pest control chemicals that you can buy in stores will not work on bed bugs. Also, if you are able to kill the bed bugs in your home, you have to make sure that you are also eliminating the eggs from your home as well. Many people think that they have successfully eradicated the bed bugs from their homes only to find the infestation is stronger than ever a few weeks later because they did not destroy the bed bug eggs.

How Professional Bed Bug Control Eliminates Bed Bug Infestations

At Accutech Pest Management, our experienced technicians have over 20 years of experience dealing with bed bugs. We have state-of-the-art equipment and use specialized techniques to ensure that every last bug is removed from your home. If you think that you may have bed bugs in your Pasadena home, call us today for a free estimate.

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