Are you sharing your bed or home with bed bugs? Are you looking for a bed bug exterminator in Durham? According to the latest Bugs Without Borders survey, bed bugs are becoming more and more prevalent in the United States. Every year, homes across the country become infested with bed bugs. Our Clegg’s Pest Control team is here to make sure that Durham and the rest of North Carolina is protected!
As your local pest control heroes, Clegg’s is committed to making sure that you and your family are safe from bed bugs. After all, who wants to sleep with something that feasts on humans? Bed bug bites are the first noticeable sign of a bed bug infestation, as the insect feeds on blood and can leave small red bite marks on your arms and legs. You should also look for dark/rusty spots on your bed or furniture, egg shells or molted skins around bed or furniture, or the musty odor of bed bug scent glands. All of these are indicators that you should call our Clegg’s team immediately at (888) MRCLEGG and let us come provide a FREE inspection!
How do bed bugs spread?
Bed bugs can enter your home a few different ways. In almost all cases, infestation occurs when things like pillows, clothing, luggage, boxes, etc. are moved from a space where bed bugs are present to a new place. Bed bugs use these items as a mode of transportation to enter new places. Be cautious of used furniture or mattresses, as it is possible these item may contain bed bugs already.
How can I check for bed bugs?
Bed bugs, while difficult to see, are visible. A typical adult bed bug is about a quarter inch long and is colored reddish-brown– the color of rust. They often like to hide in cracks and crevices, folds in sheets, under or behind headboards and bedside furniture, an generally anywhere around beds and furniture. Inspect all around your bed with a flashlight (preferably LED) and look for blood spots, egg shells, droppings and the bug itself.
How do you treat bed bug bites?
Bed bugs typically bite people while they are sleeping in their bed at night. The majority of the time, people do not feel the bed bug bite itself. Instead, they see bites and irritation on their body later on. Depending on how your skin reacts, the bite can leave anything from a red mark to a severe blister. When a bite occurs, wash with soap and warm water. If the problem area becomes irritated, anti-itch cream or antihistamines are recommended. Bed bug bites typically heal after about a week.
Your local Bed Bug Exterminator in Durham, NC
Bed bugs can be an absolute nightmare. Luckily, Clegg’s Pest Control has dealt with them for over 50 years. Our experienced technicians, and bed bug dogs Smoke and Rambo, know exactly how to identify and treat bed bugs. We will have you sleeping soundly, and bite-free, in no time at all. Give us a call today at (888) MRCLEGG!