How Does Your Exterminator Check For Bed Bugs?

Unfortunately, this is a question that more and more property owners find themselves asking these days. It’s probably the reason you’ve found your way to the site. Either way, it’s not a situation that anyone wants to be in. Bed bugs are not only notoriously aggressive feeders, but the very thought of them is enough to drive some people to their wit’s end. Some people become so enamored with the fact that their homes are infested they find themselves unable to sleep. When you consider how parasitic these critters are, it seems only natural to fear them. Along with their notable feeding skills, bed bugs are one of the hardiest and stealthiest invaders around. The problem with an invader like a bed bug is that most people don’t even know they are infected until the problem is a full-blown epidemic. Then they make mistakes of trying to flee to other uninfected parts of the home, which only further spreads the problem. Simply put, there is a whole long list of things not to do when you uncover an infestation. Of course, the problem is uncovering the problem. With the craftiness of bed bugs, it can be hard to determine when your property has been invaded. How do the pros do it?

Physical Markers

One of the most well-known methods for detecting bed bugs in the home is through physical markers. As was previously stated, bed bugs are notoriously known parasites, meaning they feed on human blood. They need it to sustain themselves. Without the will cease to exist. Even though these predators feed while you are sleeping, more often than not there is evidence of the episode. When the bug’s saliva interacts with the human’s blood it can sometimes cause reactions. These reactions will usually be apparent in the form of a welt. The most troubling part about this is, that not everyone has this interaction with the bug’s saliva. You could be getting fed on during the night and not even know it.

Setting Traps

When it comes to bed bug detection, there are a variety of methods that pros have at their fingertips. That being said, most exterminators won’t declare a property infested until they can procure physical evidence of the bug. Either an egg, casing, or living creature. Uncovering such things might be harder than most would imagine. The most effective and useful detection tools that pros have available to them are traps and encasements. Traps are usually installed under the legs of furniture and encasements are installed around mattresses. These methods have been tried and tested and utilized by many professional exterminators. It is one of the surest ways to determine an infestation. These are also invaluable early detection methods that our firm likes to take advantage of whenever possible

Bed Bug Treatment Experiment

It never hurts to conduct your own experiments. Utilizing a variety of the above methods, you may find a more effective bed bug eradication strategy. Thanks to modern technology, pest control companies have devised pest extermination strategies that wipe out an entire colony of bed bugs in less than three treatments.

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