Why You Should Call The Pros When It Comes To Bed Bugs In Your Riverside Home

January 15, 2021

Bed bugs are fast becoming a serious urban pest in the Riverside area. After a 50-year hiatus, infestations are occurring inside homes, apartments, hotels, dormitories, patient care centers, modes of transport, and elsewhere.

bed bug on the side of a mattress

In this blog, we’ll take a look at why bed bugs are such a fast-spreading and difficult-to-eliminate  pest, and why you’re always better off contacting a professional for help when the bed bugs bite.

Bed Bugs: Annoying Nocturnal Feeders

Bed Bugs hide in seams of mattresses, sheets and blankets, clothing, floors boards, and floor coverings during the day. These areas are where their eggs and the nymph stages live while growing into adults.

Once they mature, bed bugs locate you by your body heat and the carbon dioxide you breathe out as you sleep. They will bite any exposed skin they find, leaving a small red circle on the skin, not swollen, that itches. There may be several bite marks in one area.

Bed bugs feed on blood at night without disturbing the (unwilling) donor. Their mandibles form a tube that allows them to ingest blood with your blood pressure pumping it right into them. They inject two chemicals, an anesthetic and an anticoagulant, when they bite. The first ensures you do not feel it when you are bitten and the second ensures that your blood does not clot. If you react, it is these chemicals that cause the itching and redness of the bites.

Five Signs Your Riverside Home May Have A Bed Bug Problem

Due to the speed at which a bed bug infestation can spread and the difficulty you’re sure to incur when you try to treat it, it always pays to know the warning signs of an infestation in advance so you can get help immediately. Here are five telltale signs of a bed bug infestation you need to be aware of:

  • Unexplained round itchy red marks on your body first thing in the morning

  • Very thin, oval-shaped, brown or red 1/4-inch long bugs in or around your bed

  • Rusty or reddish stains on sheets or mattresses or tiny dark spots of scat

  • Tiny eggs and eggshells not much larger than the scat

  • Pale yellow shed skins on the floor, especially around bedding or furniture

How Do Bed Bugs Get Inside?

Bed bugs could gain access to your home could come from a number of methods, but typically get in due to people moving furniture, clothing, backpacks, handbags, linens, decorative items, books, cardboard boxes, and any other item where a bed bug or their eggs could be hiding.

Even a stay at a hotel, motel, or rooming house could lead to transporting eggs or bed bugs back in your suitcase. Nobody knowingly imports bed bugs but sometimes people just do not know that there are hidden bed bugs or eggs.

If present, bed bugs may be anywhere, not just in your bed rooms. They will travel some distance to feed, so infestations can be in several or all of the rooms. Getting rid of Bed Bugs is a whole house complex problem so if you are going to do it yourself be aware it is a big job and expensive in time, money, tools, and chemicals.

Why To Call A Professional For Help With Bed Bugs

Simply put, the typical person doesn’t have the tools or training necessary to effectively put an end to a bed bug infestation. On the other hand, a professional will have an arsenal of tools at their disposal they can use to get rid of an infestation for good.

Getting rid of bed bugs is a whole house complex problem so if you are going to do it yourself be aware it is a big job and expensive in time, money, tools, and chemicals and if not done right they will return!

At MadCo Pest-A-Side, we use a proprietary process to remove bed bugs. Our unique process is based on scientific research by Dr. Michael Potter from the University of Kentucky. No other local company uses our products or methods to safely remove bed bugs from your home or office.

We are so sure of our process that all our services come with a full 1 year no questions asked guarantee. Our once and done approach is less expensive than treatments that require follow up monitoring. If you or someone treated your home or business for bed bugs and you have seen a resurgence, give MadCo Pest-A-Side a call at 951.259.8243. We guarantee you will not see bed bugs for another 12 months.

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