Small, oval, brownish, and huge nuisances, bed bugs aren't your typical pest. With many similarities to other insects, like feeding on animals and humans' blood, bed bugs differ in their infestation. Unlike your common household invader, these pests are not a result of a dirty or unkempt home or office. Often entering undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items, bed bugs infest your home and make residence. Bed bugs tend to live in groups and are mainly active at night. Because they feed on blood, you may wake up itching or see dark spots on your sheets from their excrement if you have an infestation.
Treatment & Prevention
If you suspect an infestation, remove all bedding and carefully check for signs of their excrement. To treat bed bugs, clean all bedding, linens, curtains in hot water, then dry them on the highest dryer setting. If items cannot be washed in the washing machine, put them in the dryer on the highest setting. However, while these treatments work, getting rid of bed bugs usually requires chemical treatments. These chemicals can be harmful, so it's generally safest and most effective to hire the experienced pest control professionals at Holifield Pest Management Inc.