It’s not uncommon to find that bugs have sneaked into our Greenville homes. But do you know the difference between a few harmless bugs and a full-blown bed bug infestation? Bed bugs are more common than you may think and they are causing frustration for Greenville homeowners. It’s important to be able to identify a bed bug infestation, knowing the signs to look for and what bed bug bites look like. Bed bug infestations in your home can cause many problems and attempting home remedies can be futile. If you are concerned about bed bugs in your Greenville home, it’s time to call the professionals.
Identifying a Bed Bug Infestation
Bed bugs like to hide in cracks and crevices, especially around sleeping areas. Don’t let their name fool you though, they are found in many places other than beds. Bed bugs can hitch a ride into your home in school bags, library books, hand-me-down clothes, suitcases, and almost anything you bring into your home. Some signs of bed bugs in your home include:
- Waking up with small red bites, particularly in groups or a line on exposed skin
- Finding red or brownish spots on the mattress – bed bug feces or blood stains
- Noticing bug parts, the shed exoskeletons of bed bugs, in the backs of drawers, inside books, or around mattress seams
- Seeing bugs that look like brown ovals scurrying to hide in any crack or crevice
Problems with a Bed Bug Infestation
A bed bug infestation can become a nightmare to deal with. Bed bugs reproduce quickly, and one bug can easily become hundreds. Their bites can make you uncomfortable and itchy. Their presence can cause you to want to vacate your home. When you have a large infestation, it can be nearly impossible to get rid of.
DIY Treatment for Bed Bugs
There are several downfalls to attempting home remedies for bed bugs. Most of the time they are ineffective, and your problem can get worse. Bed bugs can fit in the smallest of cracks and if you miss even one, the problem can start all over again. You may apply chemicals that can harm your family or pets without much success. And attempting to heat a home to kill bed bugs is dangerous. Generally, DIY bed bug remedies are not worth the trouble.
Professional Treatment for Bed Bugs
Spencer Pest Services offers free inspections for bed bugs in Greenville homes. If we discover bed bugs in your home, we will advise you on the effective treatment solutions that we provide. We use eco-friendly products to eliminate bed bugs. Contact us today if bed bugs or the worry of bed bugs are causing frustration in your Greenville home.