How to Identify Bed Bugs

Identification

Bed Bugs are around 3/16″ long. They are brown to reddish in color, and have broadly oval and flatted bodies.

Detection

Bed bugs are typically associated with humans and their beds. Most people find the bite marks first, and then start looking for them in beds, box springs, headboards, footboards, bed frames, bedside tables, move theater seats, and more. They hide from light during the day, but come out in the dark, so many people find them by using flashlights at night.

Impact

The number of bed bug cases has risen in recent years, in part due to an increase in international travel. Other countries have not eradicated bed bugs, so they are now being transported back into the United States. When you combine this with the relative mobility of the United States populate, the infestation has grown greater and more widespread.

Prevention

When traveling, inspect clothing, travel bags, and bedding for any signs of bed bugs. Keep suitcases off the floor and away from the wall. Carefully examine clothing before you pack it to go back home.

Solution

A professional treatment is the best way to control Bed Bugs in a given area. Cook’s Pest Control offers professional treatment for the control of Bed Bugs. Our technicians are thoroughly trained to address your Bed Bug problems.

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About Bed Bugs

  • Bed bugs hide not just in bed sheets, but in furniture, around baseboards and many other places.
  • After feeding, bed bugs return to their hiding places and leave dark droppings.
  • Bites from a bed bug are just one of many signs of their presence.