How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Longview Home
August 15, 2022
The most remarkable thing in Longview is the glow of hot air balloons high in the sky at night. Longview even has its own race, the Great Texas Balloon Race. With balloon enthusiasts descending on Longview, it’s easy to see why it has been named “The Balloon Capital of Texas.” While people may think traveling by balloon is exciting, bed bugs don’t care what mode of transportation they use to access local homes, and once they get in, pest control in Longview becomes vital.
Easy-To-Spot Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation
Lately, bed bug infestations have become a frequent occurrence. Contrary to popular belief, infestations can happen to anyone. Whether your home is in pristine condition or a bit untidy, it matters not to the traveling bed bug. When homeowners are traveling, cleaning, or stripping bedsheets, they should watch for some easy-to-spot signs of an infestation.
Four noticeable signs of bed bugs include:
- Reddish-brown stains on sheets and pillowcases
- Dark spots (fecal spots) on fabrics (resemble a marker bleeding onto fabric)
- Pale, yellow skins on surfaces (eggs/eggshells)
- Live bed bugs (size and color of an apple seed, flat and oval)
Once signs of a bed bug infestation are evident, it is time to call in the professionals at Pest-Pro Services, Inc. These pests have to be removed as soon as possible, especially since their favorite food is human blood.
Why Bed Bugs Like To Bite Sleeping People
Bed bugs get aptly named because their favorite place to hide is in beds. They typically don’t stray very far from accessible blood sources and often hide within mattress seams, box springs, frames, and headboards. Sleepy humans provide easy access to the life-sustaining blood supply they need.
Three things that attract bed bugs to sleeping people include:
- Carbon dioxide in the blood
- Available skin
If bed bugs can’t get what they need from humans, their second meal of choice is pets. With so many avenues to obtain their blood meals, they are tough to eradicate from homes without help from a home pest professional like Pest-Pro Services, Inc.
Why DIY Bed Bug Control Usually Fails
When 76 percent of pest professionals admit that bed bugs are one of the most challenging bugs to eradicate, you know they will be difficult. Without professional training in handling these parasitic insects, most homeowners' attempts at removal will fail.
Reasons why DIY control often fails include:
- Bed bugs are elusive; they are experts at hiding.
- They are usually active at night.
- Bed bugs reproduce quickly (Females lay one to five eggs every day!).
- Bed bug infestations spread quickly and can affect your entire home.
Bed bugs can cause everyone in your household to be uncomfortable. Because DIY treatments usually fail, homeowners can lengthen the time of discomfort unnecessarily without help from the pest professionals at Pest-Pro Services.
Call The Pros At The First Sign Of Bed Bugs In Your Home
While bed bugs might be difficult to remove, Pest-Pro Service, Inc. knows their habits, hangouts, and the best way to eliminate them. Our company uses a three-step process to remove a bed bug infestation. It starts with a consultation followed by a thorough service treatment; after 14 to 18 days, technicians will apply a follow-up treatment to ensure any bed bug stragglers are eliminated. When you contact Pest-Pro Services, Inc. to set up a consultation, your journey of sleeping peacefully can resume.