What are bed bugs:Adult bed bugs are wingless, of brown-reddish color and about the size of an apple seed.
Bed bugs feed on human blood, targeting all individuals REGARDLESS of the cleanliness of your house.
Bed bugs do not spread disease; their bites may cause secondary infection, loss of sleep and anxiety.
Some individuals do not react to bed bug bites and thus may not know they have bed bugs.
Where to find bed bugs:
Bed bugs typically hide in cracks, crevices, folds and seams. Common hideouts: mattresses, box springs, bed frames, head boards, electrical outlets, wall hangings, baseboard, carpet, furniture.
Bed bugs have been found in residences, businesses, hotels, airplanes
public transportation and other public places.
How to prevent bed bugs:Bed bugs are hitch hikers, so do not bring furniture found on the street into your home.
If you purchase a second-hand item, check the item for signs of bed bug presence
Be wary of signs for bed bug presence at hotels and guest houses.
What to do if you find bed bugs:
Do NOT use agricultural or garden pesticides in your house. These chemicals can make you very sick.
If you use bed bug insecticide be sure they are approved and follow instructions carefully, but a professional will be more effective than using over the counter insecticides.
Ultimately the help of a pest control professional is the best solution to eliminating bed
bugs. You should follow the pre-treatment
guidelines before they arrive and the post-treatment
tips after they have gone..NOTE:
If you have a bed bug infestation, get help
immediately and follow their advice. The longer you wait, the more difficult and expensive bed bug elimination will