Do you have bed bugs hiding around your place? It can be hard to tell because they’re pretty shy and are typically nocturnal. These apple-seed sized pests are a reddish color, and will become darker after a blood meal. Bed bugs will hide in cracks and crevices around your furniture and clothing. They can go up to 3 months without eating, but will become more active when they have babies to feed. You will be able to spot if they have attacked you. Those little nibbles often appear as red and itchy bumps, typically in a line or small clusters. Some people in Northern VA even experience hives or blistering at the bite site. You need to exterminate bed bugs quickly because they can spread to different rooms and even vehicles as they hitch a ride on human clothing or bedding. Killing bed bugs yourself can be difficult, but at Fox Pest Control, we know what to do to eliminate your bed bug problem.
You might already know you have a bed bug infestation, but here are a few of the most common signs bed bug exterminators look for in Northern VA.
Although bite marks from bed bugs aren’t often seen, some people experience hives or blistering at the bite site.
Fecal spots are seen as small, dark, sand-like droppings that occur in patches around and especially beneath nests.
You may see blood smears on sheets and pillowcases.
You may see the presence of their empty molted exoskeletons.
Bed bugs can be detected by their characteristic smell of rotting raspberries.
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Yes. Bed bug bites often appear as red and itchy bumps, typically in a line or small clusters. Some people in Northern VA even experience hives or blistering at the bite site. All the more reason to keep a great bed bug exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.
Don’t panic. Bed bug bites can be bothersome, but they cannot transmit disease like some other insects can.
Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish-brown, flattened, oval-shaped and have no hind wings. The front wings are vestigial and reduced to pad-like structures. Bed bugs have segmented abdomens with microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance. Adults grow to 4–5 mm in length (just over 3/16-inch) and 1.5–3 mm wide. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent, lighter in color and become browner as they molt and reach maturity. A bed bug of any age that has just consumed a blood meal will appear to have a bright red translucent abdomen; this color will fade to brown over the next several hours and within two days will become opaque and black as the insect digests its meal.
No, bed bugs don’t necessarily cause damage to structures, however, the value of a property can be impacted by the presence of a bed bug infestation. All the more reason to keep a great bed bug exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.
One of the more effective and efficient treatments for a bed bug infestation is the dual pronged approach that Fox Pest Control uses. First, spray safe and effective insecticide in typical bed bug traffic areas, then apply insecticide dust to removed outlets and other hiding spots for the bugs. This process is repeated one week later.
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
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