How to Prevent a Bed Bugs Infestation

Are you worried that you might have brought a bed bugs infestation home in your luggage after a trip, or when you bought this second-hand sofa at a garage sale?

Bedbugs hide well during the day, so it is usually very difficult to spot them.

Most people become suspicious of a bed bug infestation when they find unexplained bites on their bodies. However, bites are not a good method for diagnosing a bed bug infestation. This is because bite reactions are so variable from person to person.

One person may not have a reaction for several days and suddenly flare up when they get home. Or you may not have a reaction to bed bug bites at all.

This can allow the infestation to go unnoticed until their population increases so much that they start to be seen. Because bites are not a reliable indicator, it is important to look for other clues that bed bugs leave behind to detect a real infestation, before it becomes a problem.

Bed Bugs Infestation – The Clues

bed bugs infestationIf you suspect that you might have bed bugs in your home or business, look for the following clues:

  • Moulted bed bug skins
  • Faecal Spots
  • Bed Bugs Aggregations (live bed bugs, their larvae and eggs)

Where to look for them?

  • along mattress seams
  • along skirting boards
  • in-ceiling/wall junctions
  • behind headboards
  • at electrical outlets
  • behind pictures
  • in curtain seams where they gather at the rod

You need to look closely, because often what looks like mould or mildew, turns out to be bedbugs faeces. It is always best to call a professional, who deals with this problem on a daily basis.

Call Onguard Pest Control for a Quick Diagnosis and Effective Bed Bugs Treatment

If you suspect that you might have bed bugs infestation in your home or business, give us a call immediately. As they say, better safe than sorry…

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