If bed bugs have infiltrated your home or place of business, you need the assistance of a qualified bed bug exterminator. Don’t wait. Call Hydrex Pest Control of Sacramento. As the bed bug control experts in North Highlands, CA, we’ll confirm whether or not you have bed bugs, how bad the infestation is, and exactly how we’ll eradicate them.
What Exactly Are Bed Bugs?
These small, parasitic insects feed on the blood of mammals and birds and live on or near soft surfaces like beds, clothing, and furniture. Adult bed bugs have flat, copper-colored bodies that are about a quarter-inch long and become bright red and grow as the insect feeds.
Are Bed Bugs Dangerous?
While bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, their bites can cause large, itchy welts on the skin. A person’s reaction to insect bites is an immune response and therefore varies among individuals. 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 later.
How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?
Common signs of bed bugs include itchy welts on the skin, small blood stains or dark spots on the bedding, and evidence of the bugs themselves. They are considered a public health hazard and must be reported to the county health department when found in hotels, prisons, nursing homes, hospitals, and public transportation areas.
What Should I Do If I Have Bed Bugs?
Homes most commonly get infested by bed bugs through stays at a hotel, motel, or college dorm. If you have bed bugs, your first step is to call us, since this is not a problem that can be dealt with independently. In the meantime, purchase a bed bug encasement to seal the mattress and kill the critters. Wash linens in hot water and high heat to kill any insects and eggs, and immediately empty the contents of your vacuum into an outdoor receptacle after cleaning furniture and floors.
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 at 916-447-3922. Do not try to solve this problem yourself. Bed bug removal requires specific pesticides and specialized equipment, such as steam cleaners. It is important to cooperate fully with all recommendations made by your pest control company to ensure full eradication of the problem. Explore testimonials from our satisfied customers and contact us to schedule an evaluation.