Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood. 

What do bed bugs look like?

Bed bugs are reddish-brown and flat with an oval shape. They are very small and therefore very difficult to detect with the naked eye. 

What do bed bug eggs look like?

The eggs are all white and extremely small.

Do bed bugs bite?

Yes, bed bugs do bite humans. Human blood is their only food source and they feed on humans by biting. 

Are bed bugs dangerous?

Bed bugs do not carry or transmit any diseases to humans. Their bites are itchy, and create red welts on the skin. Often, bed bug bites happen in straight lines, with several bites in a row.

What are the signs of a bed bug infestation?

The first sign is usually waking up with a line of insect bites.  You might also see small spots of blood on your pillow, bed linens, or mattress. Bed bugs shed their skins, so you might see old empty skins. If your bed linens are dark, you might spot their small white eggs.  At this point, you should hire a bed bug control company.

Where do bed bugs come from?

The bed bugs in your home most likely came from your luggage, on some used furniture, or on your clothes. You can encounter bed bugs while riding in airplanes, taking a cab, in motels and in thrift shops. Bed bugs are not a sanitation issue; you can just as easily get bed bugs at a five-star hotel as you can from a budget motel.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Getting rid of bed bugs is tough. Off the shelf chemicals and treatments are dangerous when not handled properly, and can endanger your family and pets. Don’t try to DIY bed bugs. Call a professional pest control service like Debug and have a technician come out and do a full inspection. Debug can assess the situation and then work with you to come up with a plan to treat and prevent future infestations. 

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