What’s small, annoying, and shaped like an apple seed? You may have guessed bed bugs if you’ve ever dealt with these frustrating pests on your residential property. Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans.
Today we’ll discuss how to identify bed bugs and why DIY bed bug control methods usually don’t work. Or, for help with an existing infestation, turn to RAM Wildlife & Pest Management. With over 25 years of pest control experience, we’re ready to deliver top-quality services every time. Reach out to us today and receive the best pest control in Vail and the surrounding areas!
Bed Bug Bites Are Usually The First Sign Of A Problem
No one likes waking up with bed bug bites covering their skin. They’re itchy, uncomfortable, and downright frustrating to deal with. Bed bug bites often occur in rows or clusters on exposed areas of skin, such as your arms, legs, and neck. Unfortunately, bites are often the first indicator of a bed bug infestation on your property. Some other early signs of bed bugs include:
- Scattered spots of bed bug fecal matter on your bedding and sheets
- Small, reddish-brown bloodstains are left behind on clothing and blankets after bed bugs finish feeding
- An unpleasant musty odor in your home that resembles the smell of coriander
- Adult bed bugs, whether alive or dead, found within your home
- Tiny bed bug eggs in the creases of your mattresses
Bed bug infestations cause much stress for vail homeowners. If you notice bed bugs in your home, don’t hesitate to contact our professionals from RAM Wildlife & Pest Management today!
Bed Bugs Won't Just Go Away On Their Own
Many people think if you avoid the room bed bugs have infested, they’ll eventually go away because they don’t have access to a blood meal. However, this could take months to work, if at all. Bed bugs reproduce rapidly, so if you don’t eliminate them immediately, your infestation will continue to worsen. Adult female bed bugs can lay up to 500 eggs in their lifetime. Once those eggs hatch, it takes about five weeks to mature into adult bed bugs and produce their eggs. Bed bug infestations never go away with time. Instead, they multiply and create more significant problems in your Vail home.
Why Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control Often Fails
When you’re being bitten by bed bugs every night, the only natural reaction is to try and find any way to eliminate them. Many homeowners turn to online DIY control methods to protect their homes from these irritating pests. Unfortunately, DIY bed bug control is often more time-consuming and complicated than it’s worth. Bed bugs hide away from humans inside deep cracks and crevices; this means that most conventional forms of DIY treatments won’t reach the bed bugs you want to eliminate. In addition, some bed bugs have grown resistant to many pesticides.
The best way to eliminate a bed bug infestation is with help from our technicians at RAM Wildlife & Pest Management.
Call The Pros At The First Sign Of Bed Bugs In Your Home
Pest problems lead to undue stress, frustration, and anxiety. At RAM Wildlife & Pest Management, we’re committed to providing excellent control solutions to homeowners throughout our service area. Our technicians have the experience to eliminate all kinds of common pests, including bed bugs.
We provide two different bed bug treatment options, which are utilized together for the best results. Our heat treatments eliminate bed bugs in all stages of their life cycle. In contrast, our traditional chemical treatment removes any remaining bed bugs in your home after the heat treatment is complete. For more information about our effective bed bug control services, contact RAM Wildlife & Pest Management today.