Whether you’ve found one, two, or ten bedbugs in your home, you need to act immediately. You should be concerned. Although you’ve found one bug, there is a risk that you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation. When you’ve found a few bedbugs, you need to pick up the phone and contact a professional immediately. Most pest control companies have been in the business for many years and they know to eliminate bedbugs. With that being said, you’ll want to obtain quotes from multiple companies before deciding which company is best for you.
A Few Bugs Mean You Have A Problem
A few hitchhiking bedbugs might’ve entered your home after you stayed at a motel. They might’ve hidden in your luggage or rode in on a piece of used furniture you bought. You may believe that this is nothing to worry about, but it could be. You have to remember that bedbugs are not solitary bugs. They tend to live together in large groups. If you notice one or two bugs in your home, there is a good chance that there are more nearby. Also, you have to be worried about the fact that female bedbugs can reproduce rapidly.
During a female bedbug’s lifetime, they can lay as many as 500 eggs. You can guarantee that your two bedbugs will quickly transform into a bigger problem. It is difficult to determine whether you have male or female bedbugs. Instead, it is best to hire a professional and let them deal with the problem.
The Difficulty Of Spotting Bedbugs
Bedbugs are smart and tricky. They know that they need to hide to survive. They’re not going to come out during the day because they want to stay safe. Bedbugs are as slim as a credit card so they’re difficult to spot. Also, they blend in with their environment so you won’t be able to spot them easily. They feed at night so you may not see them until it is too late. While bedbugs bite, they don’t always leave marks.
Confirming It Is A Bedbug
Before getting concerned, you need to make sure that you’re dealing with bedbugs. Remember that bedbugs are oval and reddish-brown. They do not reach more than 10 millimeters. They have an antenna and six legs. Some people will confuse bedbugs for other pests including cockroaches, fleas, and carpet beetles.
Signs Your Home Has Bedbugs
To confirm that you have bedbugs in your home, you need to look for the following signs.
- Be sure to look for blood stains on your furniture and bedsheets. You might’ve squashed a bedbug before it could digest its latest meal.
- You’ll also want to look for molted skins that are almost translucent.
- Check your bed and bedroom for eggs and egg casings.
- You’ll want to check for fecal matter. If you find black spots around your bed, it might be bedbug feces.
- Check your body for bite marks.
- The smell of your bedroom. If you smell a musty, sweet odor, you’re likely dealing with bedbugs.
Search For Bedbugs
Before calling a professional, you may want to search for bedbugs in your home. If so, you should begin targeting your bedroom. Look at your bed, mattress, box spring, and bedding. Removal of all bedding and pillowcases. Flip the mattress. When doing this, you’ll want to look for blood stains, feces, and bedbugs. If you have bedbugs in your bedroom, you’ll likely notice the signs of bedbugs.
you’ll also need to look at your furniture, walls, carpets, rugs, furniture, and clothing. Bedbugs will hide anywhere in your home so be sure to look everywhere. If you can’t find bedbugs, you should look for bloodstains, fecal matter, eggs, and egg casings.
Hiring A Professional
Are you positive that you’re dealing with a bedbug infestation? If so, you’ll need to act quickly. First and foremost, you should try washing your clothing. You’ll want to throw your clothes, bed linen, and pillowcases in the washer. Be sure to wash and dry these items using the hottest setting. This might eliminate the problem but it may not. It is still a good idea to hire an exterminator. With their help, you can guarantee that you’ll be able to eliminate the problem without wasting time or money.
There might be one bedbug, but this likely isn’t the case. In all likelihood, you have several bedbugs in your bedroom.
You should contact a professional exterminator. They’ll help you inspect your home so you can find out how severe the problem is.