Bed bugs have made an unprecedented return since WWII. New pest treatments virtually eradicated the bugs in the late 1940s, but they’ve since made a comeback in North America and around the world. Have bed bugs made it as far as your home?
If you wake up with red spots on your body that weren’t there the night before, you might have bedbugs. The carbon monoxide you exhale while sleeping smells really good to bed bugs; that’s how they know how to find you. The tell-tale sign of bed bug bites is a series of red, sensitive bumps in a relatively straight line.
Brown Spots on Your Sheets
After a bed bugs feeds, it changes color from a light tan to a blood-soaked brownish red. Feeding every three hours or so, bed bugs relieve themselves as they get full and leave tiny spots of stained blood behind.
Dark Specks in Your Bed Seams
Little clusters of dark specks behind your head board, in the seams of your bed, or anywhere on or around your bed for that matter may actually be bed bugs. Take a closer look. They’re easier to see after they feed because they’re swollen with blood. If you actually see bed bugs, chances are you have an infestation because they’re normally quite elusive. Call a professional for help.
Bed bugs can live for several months without feeding. They aren’t very good travelers, so they’d rather stay where they are and wait for you to come to them. That’s why you have an increased risk of developing a bed bug problem when you bring in used furniture. Make sure to inspect used furniture for bed bugs before buying.
DASO Restoration offers bed bug removal solutions. We understand the importance of eradicating bed bugs in your home or business, so we make ourselves available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. We also provide emergency services for water damage, fire and smoke cleanup, mold removal, and asbestos abatement. Give us a call today at (718) 893-0252 for more information.