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What to Do if I Have Bed Bug Bites

January 20, 2017

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It wasn’t all that long ago when bed bugs didn’t seem to be anything more than the subject in an old saying our grandparents had. In recent years, these pests have enjoyed a resurgence all across the country. There is a misconception that bed bugs are only found in dirty surroundings; but they have been found in hotels, dorm rooms, homes, and even hospitals. A bed bug infestation can spread very quickly from place to place. Not only do they breed quickly, but recognizing a bed bug infestation isn’t an easy task.

It isn’t surprising that bed bugs are hard to spot. These pests are typically only 1 to 7 millimeters long. They are wingless, oval shaped, and a reddish-brown color. Some compare them to looking a bit like an apple seed with tiny legs. When the untrained eyes look for evidence of bed bugs, they very well might miss it even when the signs are right in front of them. The eggs and waste that bed bugs leave behind in chairs or in the crevices of mattresses are tiny and could be either dismissed as something else or not even noticed at all.

The bed bug is different than other stinging or biting insects that people may encounter. When they creep up on their sleeping host, they go right to an exposed part of the body and begin to feed. Thanks to an anesthetic property of bed bugs and their diminutive size the host is none the wiser. Unlike if the bite is by a mosquito or flea and certainly a bee, the victim never feels a thing. It might be days before the host discovers a strange rash forming that could be itchy. This is often dismissed as something else entirely and it might go on for months before the homeowner discovers what the real culprit is.

The staff here at Nozzle Nolen are well acquainted with bed bugs. Highly trained technicians are available to inspect anything from homes, multi-floor apartment houses, to commercial properties to find the source of the bed bug infestation. With our heat treatment technology, our team can eliminate the infestation often in one visit without the use of harsh chemicals left behind - better for the homeowner, better for the business owner, better for the environment. If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation give us a call today.


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