Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown colored insects with flat bodies. They feed exclusively on the blood of humans and animals, so they’re often found in mattresses, furniture and other hidden places near the areas where they feed. Bed bugs are often unintentionally introduced to a household after a family member travels and brings a few bugs home in his or her luggage. The insects are present worldwide, and without proper control measures, they can easily infest hotels, resorts, and private homes or apartments by simply hitchhiking inside new and used furniture products, suitcases or shipping crates. Bed bug infestations can be detected by the presence of small, dark spots consisting of blood or feces on bedding or upholstered items.
Health Risks and Dangers of Bed Bugs
The effects and symptoms of bed bug bites depend on an individual’s immune response. In most cases, victims experience multiple red lesions that are painful or itchy. A large number of bumps may be mistaken for a rash. If the person who was bitten is allergic to bed bugs, more serious effects such as swelling, hives, faintness, dizziness or dilated blood vessels may occur in the event of bed bug bites.
Masters Pest Control Can Help
Masters Termite and Pest Control is a family owned and operated business that has provided commercial and residential pest control services for more than 30 years. We believe in treating our clients and their homes with the same respect and honesty we’d want for ourselves. We offer full-service pest control and prevention programs, including bed bug evaluation and eradication. To protect your family’s health, fill out our free quote form today, so we can remove your biting bed bugs and any other uninvited pests.