Detecting Bed Bugs
How do you reduce the numbers of bugs you can’t see? How do you know how bad the infestation is if there is no trail left behind except for the sporadic itchy (or non-itchy) bites and a phantom sense that something is crawling in your bed?
It’s extremely unsettling to have your place of tranquility invaded by a parasite and having bed bugs can be a traumatic experience.
What Are Bed Bugs?
We have seen an increasing number of requests for bed bug treatment in the many homes, apartments and commercial locations we serve. Bed bugs are small insects that can stow away in suitcases, hidden in clothes and between the folds of blankets.
These tiny bugs are hard to see with the naked eye, and the eggs they leave behind are nearly invisible, but with proper liquid and heat bed bug treatment, you can stop the bites for good. If you wait, the problem will increase as the bed bugs find new hosts, lay more eggs and discover new places to hide.
How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
Success requires experience, training, and the proper techniques and tools. Our certified technicians are trained to identify and reduce the number of bed bugs in your home or business. Call us for a free* inspection and evaluation.
According to the Journal of American Medical Association, “In many cases, there is no reaction and barely any visible evidence of a puncture from a bite.”
When a reaction does occur, the most common symptom is small itchy bumps but can be severe as an allergic reaction with inflammation, swelling, or a fluid-filled rash.
What to do if you have a bed bug bite?
Wash the Bite with Soap and Water
Apply a Steroidal Anti-Itch Cream
Hydrocortisone or cortisone cream will reduce the itchiness of the infected area as well as inflammation. This can be found at your local drugstore or pharmacy.
Other ways to get itch relief to include the following:
- Combine baking soda and water to create an anti-itch paste. Apply this to the infected area.
- Dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and rub the infected area to relieve irritation.
- Apply Aloe Vera gel to the infected area for pain relief.
Consult Your Doctor