• Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation


    Help! I think I might have bed bugs! What should I do?

    Nothing sounds worse when it comes to your home than a bed bug infestation. We’ve all heard the horror stories! How can you tell if you’re the victim of bed bugs? Here are some things you should know.

    What to Look For

    Many people think that bites on their skin are the first indicator of bed bugs, but that isn't entirely accurate. A better clue that you might have bed bugs are reddish or rust colored stains on your sheets and linens. These indicate dead bed bugs squished into the fabric. You might also see strange dark spots that look like a spot from a marker or pen; this is probably bed bug excrement. Keep an eye out for their tiny eggs and also for their shed skin, which can look like yellow husks or shells.

    And finally, keep your eyes peeled for the live bugs themselves. They like to hide in the seams of upholstered furniture, along the edges of mattresses, and even in the joints of your drawers.

    Catching It Early Is Critical

    The best way to beat a bed bug infestation is by catching it early. If you notice the signs before they become established, you have a much better chance of getting rid of them easily before the infestation becomes widespread. Small pockets of the pesky bugs are tough to spot, but if you can catch them early, it will mean a minor inconvenience instead of a huge cleanup project.

    What to Do if You Find Them

    The best way to get rid of bed bugs is with professional treatment. A reliable carpet cleaning company has the tools and products to safely rid your home of these hideous pests by thoroughly cleaning and treating your mattresses, furniture and flooring.

    If you have an inkling that bed bugs are making themselves at home in your house, don’t wait to contact the pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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