Small, bloodsucking parasites that prefer to feed on the blood of humans, or any warm-blooded creature, bed bugs can quickly become unmanageable. Even with at-home treatments.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Bed bug nymphs are translucent to a light brown color. As nymphs mature and shed their exoskeleton they become browner in color. Adult bed bugs are oval, flattened, wingless, reddish-brown in color, and usually grow up to 4 to 5 mm in length and 1.5-3mm in width. Bed bugs most commonly feed at night when the host is sleeping.
Bed Bug infestations are brought into the home several ways:
The most common signs of a bed bug infestation include fecal droppings, blood smears in your sheets and a clear shedding exoskeleton left behind after molting.
Afraid of Catching “The Bug?”
Call an expert! And make sure to inspect any used items before bringing them into your home to prevent an infestation of bed bugs.
Still wondering if you have a bed bug or flea infestation? No matter the insect, our pest control team can exclude and exterminate insects and rodents – allowing you to live worry free. Give us a call in the Houston area at (713) 722-5000 to schedule a free estimate.