How To Tell If It's Bed Bugs In Your Chandler Home
June 09, 2021
Of all the difficult-to-eradicate pests that could plague your Chandler home, bed bugs are likely the most frustrating and resilient. Known as nature's hitchhikers, bed bugs won't seek out your home purposefully; they sneak into purses and luggage, crawl onto pets, and even latch onto your clothing in order to get inside. This is why it's such a common misconception that only the dirtiest homes deal with bed bug infestations. These creepy critters do not discriminate, and they will infest anyone's home.
Bed Bug Appearance And Information
Bed bugs are small, wingless insects with six legs and short antennae. These flat, teardrop-shaped reddish brown bugs are often mistaken for apple seeds and miscellaneous debris, but they're also mistaken for other bugs as well:
- Small beetles
- Spider beetles
- Carpet beetles
- Cockroach nymphs
While they aren't known to carry harmful pathogens like other parasitic pests, such as fleas and ticks, their presence in your Chandler home can cause a lot of restless nights. Bed bugs are nocturnal pests, and they only come out to feed after the sun sets, which means they inflict their itchy and sometimes painful bites while you're trying to get a good night's sleep. A bad enough bed bug infestation could lead to some pretty severe sleep deprivation.
How Did Bed Bugs Sneak Into My Chandler Home?
Bed bugs hide within the creases and crevices of furniture, carpet, wallpaper, and electrical outlets, and they will even cling to curtains and infested clothes. They can often be found where there is a multitude of people. This includes:
- Hotels and motels
- Schools, daycares, and dormitories
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- Second-hand stores and malls
While these aren't the only places to pick up bed bugs, they are the most likely. You can also pick them up at the home of someone who hasn't yet detected their pest problem, and even by taking home-infested furniture on the side of the road. This is why it's always important to inspect your surroundings whenever you settle into a residence you're not familiar with, and why it's equally important to never take home curbside furniture. A thrifty find could turn into hundreds of dollars of treatments within a matter of months.
How Can I Tell If My Chandler Home Has Bed Bugs?
It can be difficult to discover a bed bug infestation early on, but the more you know about an infestation, the more likely you'll be able to get it eradicated quickly before it becomes a house-wide problem. Bed bugs don't only infest beds; they can be found all over the home if an infestation gets out of hand. Thankfully though, they're not immaculate critters, and they will leave a lot of evidence to find for those who know what to spot:
- Strange crumbs and debris on beds and furniture
- Brown stains on linens; often get squished during sleepless tossing and turning
- Brown egg casings, shed skin, and excrement between the seams of furniture
- Patterned red welts on nighttime exposed skin, often in lines or zigzags
- A sweet, musty odor they secrete through their glands
How Can I Eradicate A Bed Bug Infestation In My Chandler Home?
Bed bugs are incredibly resilient to almost every pesticide, and trying to get rid of them on your own would be costly and time-consuming. After adding up all the necessary products and equipment you would need to DIY a bed bug extermination, you're looking at over one thousand dollars in upfront costs, and that's not even including the months of hotel stays while you're constantly fumigating your Chandler home. Don't put yourself through that kind of frustration. Call the professionals instead.
Our highly-trained professionals at Green Home Pest Control are fully equipped to handle even the trickiest pests, including bed bugs. We've put our primary focus into providing eco-friendly pest control products and procedures in all of our treatments because we know how dangerous synthetic chemicals can be to your family and loved ones. Our top priority is making sure you have a happy, safe, and comfortable home to live in, so get in contact with us today and start sleeping easy again.