• Jun 6, 2016
How to Tell if Bed bugs Have Invaded Your Home

Early detection of a bed bug infestation in your home could be the difference between a minor inconvenience and costly treatments if the infestation is allowed to spread and become established.

However, early detection can be difficult. 

Bed bugs are difficult to find and resemble many other common insects.

Where to look: Carefully examine areas where you suspect a bed bug infestation.  It is especially important to inspect fitted sheets, the seams and corners of the mattress and box springs, as well as the bed frame.  In a heavier infestation, bed bugs can be found in the seams of chairs and couches, under loose wall paper, at wall junctions, and in carpet seams.

What to look for: Look for live bed bugs, eggs (tiny and pale yellow), or rust-colored stains caused by crushed bed bugs. You can also use an interception device to detect low-level bed bug infestations. These devices can be placed under the legs of beds and couches and trap bed bugs as they instinctively move around your home. Another tool you can use is mattress and box spring encasements, as these have been expressly designed and tested for bed bugs. As an added bonus, mattress and box spring encasements will also prevent future infestations of your mattress and box spring.

If You Find Bed Bugs in Your Home: Contact us at Clint Miller Exterminating right away to find out your treatment options. And while you wait for our experienced technician to arrive at your home, dry all your bed linens on high heat, remove everything from your hallway and bedroom closets, empty dresser drawers and nightstands, and vacuum floors, furniture, box springs, and mattresses. Doing this will make sure our technician is able to reach and treat all affected areas, so we can make sure that treatment is successful


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