What do bed bug eggs look like?

A question that our pest control heroes get a lot is “What do bed bug eggs look like?”. The last thing anyone wants to be surprised by is a bed bug infestation. To know how to treat bed bugs, however, you must first know how to identify them. While our trained experts can perform a detailed inspection for bed bugs, sometimes our customers want to identify the problem before they call. Read on below for how to spot bed bug eggs if you think you may have an infestation.

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Bed bug eggs are small, white, or semi-translucent colored, and difficult to spot with the naked eye. They are usually found in clusters, and they look similar to a piece of uncooked white rice. If you spot shaded egg shells, the bed bugs will be active and an infestation could more than likely occur. If you have seen bed bugs in your home or are suspicious of an infestation, contact us today for your FREE initial inspection. We will send one of our pest control heroes to assess your space and free you from your infestation! 

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How do I know if I have bed bugs?

Bed bug eggs typically hatch within a week of being laid. They are found on rough surfaces, and the seams around a mattress is the perfect breeding ground for these eggs. There are a few tell tale signs that indicate a bed bug infestation in your home. Keep an eye out for these things:

  • blood stains on sheets, pillowcases, and other furniture with fabric
  • small bites on your skin, typically in a line
  • a musty smell from the bed bug scent glands
  • molten skin of bed bugs hidden in bedding or furniture 

It’s important to know that once you realize that you have bed bugs, treating your home or business is absolutely necessary. Since bed bugs feed off of live blood, once a bug bite is present on someone’s skin, the bed bugs will most likely spread to other furniture around your space. Contact us today if you have seen any of the above signs, and we will come help you immediately! 

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Will bed bugs come back after treatment?

One of the tricky things about dealing with bed bugs is that they can be a recurring issue. If you see bed bug eggs, a heat treatment can stop them from hatching if performed in a timely manner. Once the eggs hatch however, bed bugs can be more difficult to treat. Additionally, bed bugs can sometimes take a few weeks to fully disappear, so it can be hard to determine if they are fully gone or not. Cleggs provides multiple treatment plans to eradicate bed bugs and ensure that they will not be an issue again. 

One of the most effective ways to get rid of bed bugs is using heat treatments, which is our preferred method of extermination. Once we have identified the source of the bed bugs, we can work on developing a treatment plan that best suits your needs. We also have two bed bug detection dogs that can help identify bed bugs in your home or business when human eyes are not enough. Please call (888) MRCLEGG to hear more about our specials that are currently running and to get your intial pest inspection for FREE! We would love to serve you!

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Why choose Clegg’s?

We know that bed bugs can be a horrible infestation to suffer, so let us take care of them for you! We have been serving the community since 1965 and are proud to be your local pest control heroes. Delivering a range of different pest control methods, our team has handpicked the absolute best methods for eradicating each pest you may have in your home or business. If you are tired of dealing with pests in your home and want to exterminate them for good, give us a call or fill out a request online. We look forward to hearing from you!

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