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Detecting and Eradicating Bed Bugs in Greater Sacramento

You’ve heard about nasty bed bugs, right? But, did they finally make their way to your home or business? If yes, then it’s time to make a move. Don’t wait. Call Hydrex Pest Control. We are the bed bugs pest control experts in North Highlands, CA. We’ll confirm whether or not you have bedbugs, how bad the infestation is, and exactly how we’ll eradicate them.

Two very common ways homes get infested by bed bugs are staying in hotels/motels and college dorms. Often, you don’t need to throw your mattress away if you think it has bed bugs in it you can buy bed bug encasements in the home department of most stores that seal them in. Wash linens regularly in hot water and high heat to kill any possible insects or eggs. When you vacuum your furniture and floors, immediately empty the contents of your vacuum into the receptacle outside your home. Bed bugs are not a part of regular general pest control service.

What exactly are bedbugs?

  • Small parasitic insects that feed on the blood of mammals and birds
  • Adult bed bugs have flat bodies about ¼ inch long
  • A copper colored body that becomes bright red as it feeds and swells
  • Wingless
  • They live on or near beds, clothing, furniture, etc.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

Bed bugs are not known to transmit disease. However, bed bug bites can cause large, itchy welts on the skin. A person’s reaction to insect bites is an immune response and therefore varies from person to person. Bed bug bites are usually painless and rarely awaken a sleeping person. If people are sleeping side by side, one person may have a severe reaction while the other shows no evidence of being bitten. Sometimes the red welts caused by the bites will not be apparent until many days after a person was bitten.

How do I know if I have bed bugs?

If there are bed bugs in your house, you may notice itchy welts on your or your family’s skin. You may also see the bed bugs or see evidence of their presence, such as small bloodstains from crushed bed bugs or dark spots from bed bug droppings. Bed bugs are considered a public health nuisance, and when found in hotels, prisons, nursing homes, hospitals, and public transportation areas should be reported to the local county health or environmental health department.

What should I do if I have them?

The California Department of Public Health, Vector-Borne Disease Section, recommends that property owners hire a pest control professional licensed by the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), Structural Pest Control Board to evaluate what type of pest is present and to exterminate them if necessary.

We suggest that you call Hydrex Pest Control Co. Do not try to solve this problem yourself. A bed bug is a totally different type of pest, and requires very different procedures that may require pesticides and/or specialized equipment, such as steam cleaners. Also, it is important to cooperate fully with all recommendations made by your pest control company.