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What It Takes To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Scottsdale Home

January 20, 2023

If you suspect you might have bed bugs in your Scottsdale home, you need to read this guide. You'll learn the signs of bed bugs, why they bite when you're asleep, why trying to DIY a solution is a waste of time, energy, and money, and what to do instead. Here's a sneak peek: To get rid of bed bugs for good, you need to call a Scottsdale pest control company like Green Home Pest Control to eliminate them for you.

Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation In Your Home

To know whether you have them or not, you need to know how to find bed bugs in Scottsdale and the signs of an infestation in your Scottsdale home.

These include:

  • Red spots on your sheets: Blood spots indicate that, after bed bugs have fed on you, you haven't stopped bleeding immediately.
  • Dark brown or black spots on your mattress, box spring, or wall: These are fecal smears from bed bugs after they've fed.
  • A sweet, musty smell: Bed bugs communicate with pheromones. As an infestation grows, so does this smell.
  • Small, pearly-white spots that are about 1/16 inch long in the seams of your mattress: These are bed bug eggs. Female bed bugs lay more than 540 eggs in their lifetime, one to five a day, which hatch in six to ten days. After hatching, it only takes a month or so until bed bugs have matured enough to start laying eggs of their own.
  • Yellowish-tan exoskeletons: Bed bugs molt five times between birth and adulthood, leaving behind their shed skin.
  • Nymphs: Immature bed bugs start out the size of the period at the end of a sentence but grow quickly.
  • Full-grown bed bugs: These bugs are ¼ inch long, brown, oval, and very flat. When they've fed recently, they're redder, longer, and fatter. They spend their life hiding in the seams of mattresses, nooks and crannies of your headboard and other furniture, inside electrical outlets, behind baseboards, on your clothing, and in your clutter.

Between their ability to hide and their fast reproductive cycle, it's nearly impossible to get rid of bed bugs on your own. You need professional bed bug control in Scottsdale to help you fight the good fight.

Why Bed Bugs Bite Sleeping People

Bed bug bites typically show up on your arms and legs in straight lines or tight groupings of three to four bites. They don't usually appear for three to four days, making it hard to know when you're at the beginning of a bed bug infestation in Scottsdale. Bed bugs' preferred meal is human blood, and they typically wait until nighttime to come out to feed. They are able to sense the increase in heat and carbon monoxide when you fall asleep so that they know that it's safe to come out to feed.

DIY Bed Bug Control Is A Waste Of Time And Money

You may be tempted to Google "what home remedies kill bed bugs instantly" to try and get rid of bed bugs on your own. Don't. First off, there aren't any home remedies that kill bed bugs instantly.

Secondly, very few commercially available products will get rid of bed bugs in your Scottsdale home, and it is challenging to know where to apply products for maximum bed bug relief. If you miss even one harborage spot, your infestation will be back with a vengeance in no time. Even professionals struggle to get rid of bed bugs, with 76% of them saying bed bugs are the most difficult pest to eradicate.

Call The Pros At The First Sign Of Bed Bugs In Your Home

If you have bed bugs, you need local pest control for bed bugs in Scottsdale from Green Home Pest Control. We provide a couple of different treatment methods: heat treatment, where we increase the heat in your home to levels bed bugs can't survive; traditional application of botanically or organically derived products; and preventative treatment, with specially-made mattresses that are more resistant to bed bug infestation. If you have bed bugs, don't hesitate – call us today for your free estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Scottsdale.