Nothing can ruin a good night’s sleep like the thought of tiny, blood-sucking bugs coming out of the woodwork to feast on your exposed arms and legs as you try to rest. Bed bugs are bad news and can be notoriously difficult to eliminate once they establish themselves in your Chula Vista home. And what’s more, bed bugs can be easily picked up from several unsuspecting places and can come into your home without you knowing you were exposed to an infestation in the first place.
What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are tiny, appleseed-looking bugs that are reddish brown in color. You likely will not see an actual bed bug unless you go hunting for them because they are nocturnal and come out at night and only for a short amount of time. But you may see their discarded exoskeletons sprinkled in the crevices or corners of your mattress or behind bedside furniture. Like other insects, bed bugs need to shed their outer layers in order to grow bigger. If you find a pile of exoskeletons, you know that not only do you have a bed bug problem, but they are healthily growing, thanks to large meals from your blood.
What should I do about a bed bug infestation?
If you discover bed bugs in your home, or have a strong suspicion that there is an infestation, do not hesitate to call a professional to eliminate the problem immediately. In Chula Vista, calling a trusted pest control pro like Nixtermite, will make a huge difference in how quickly these nightmare pests are eradicated, and that they never make their way back into your Chula Vista home.
Bed bug control
When you call a pest control company, a pest pro will first inspect your home for bed bugs. Unlike what their name implies, bed bugs can infest other parts of your home other than your bed. While they do not fly and tend to stay close to their host at night, bed bugs can also infect sofas, comfy chairs, carpet, and cushions. A pest control service will begin treating all parts of your home where bed bugs are found. All bedding and removable infested pillows or cushions will need to be washed and dried on high heat to properly kill all the bed bugs and eggs.
Bed bug prevention
To make sure your home in Chula Vista stays bed bugs free, having a routine inspection and treatment by a professional will ease your mind and help you get a good night’s rest knowing that no bug will be coming out to drink your blood while you sleep. While there are products available to treat bed bugs yourself, these notoriously difficult to eradicate insects multiply quickly and are expert hiders. Only a professional can guarantee that all adults and eggs are eliminated after treatment.
If you are in Chula Vista and are looking for an experienced, customer-friendly pro to rid your home of every last bed bug, give Nixtermite a call today so you can sleep tonight.