What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Bed bugs are small, flat and oval-shaped, with a reddish-brown color - very similar to the size and shape of an apple seed. After bed bugs consume a blood meal, they become swollen.

illustration of a bed bug in florida

When Are Bed Bugs Most Active?

Bed bugs are most active at night, especially the few hours before dawn when they're most likely to get access to a warm blood meal while people are asleep in bed. They're attracted to body heat and carbon dioxide. Given the opportunity, they will feed during the day. In fact, their feeding habits will be influenced by the environment they’re infesting. If you have bed bugs and work nights, for example, they will come out to feed during the day when you're asleep.

Why Do I Have A Bed Bug Problem?

People often mistakenly believe that bed bugs are a result of a dirty home or by staying at a filthy hotel, but this is simply not true. You can get bed bugs from almost any public location; five-star hotels, gyms, retail stores, libraries, offices, and public transportation, for example. They are tiny and expert hiders, so they will grab a ride on your luggage, clothing, or personal belongings. Once in your home, they reproduce and are difficult to control without a pest control specialist.

Are Bed Bugs Dangerous?

Bed bugs are not considered dangerous, and they affect everyone differently. Some people who experience bed bug bites show no physical signs of the bite, while others have small red bite marks similar to a mosquito bite.

Though not dangerous to health, bed bug infestations can result in significant stress for the property owner, as well as loss in belongings.

How Do I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

Most do-it-yourself methods of bed bug control will not successfully eliminate a bed bug infestation. Just when you think you've got them all, they return with a vengeance. With professional bed bug control from Lindsey Pest Services, there is a guarantee that ensures your home will remain free from bed bugs one year after treatment.

Services include re-inspection to fully eliminate the bed bug infestation. Bed bug elimination procedures involve a combination of portable heat chamber treatments, steam treatments, and chemical treatments. A specific treatment plan will be developed after a thorough inspection of the infestation.

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