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Bed Bug Control: A Comprehensive Guide For Honolulu Homeowners

January 15, 2023 - Bed Bugs

You can handle finding a spider or two in your house. Ants are a nuisance, but one you know is easily dealt with if you have the right pest control. However, if bed bugs get into your Honolulu home, they might be the one pest species you can’t be calm about having in your house. Although bed bugs are not known to spread diseases or pose a serious threat to your home or health, there’s just something about these pests that makes many people extremely uncomfortable. 

Luckily, you don’t have to live in fear of bed bugs or a bed bug infestation. Pest Tech Hawaii’s comprehensive bed bug control guide answers your most pressing questions about bed bugs. We’ll give you the information you need to make confident decisions about bed bug pest control in Honolulu if an infestation occurs in your home.

How To Identify A Bed Bug

What do bed bugs look like? That’s the first question many people have when they start worrying about a bed bug infestation. If you don’t know what bed bugs look like, you won’t be able to determine if you have them in your house. 

Bed bugs are small pests, but not so small that you can’t see them. That’s good news because it makes it much easier to identify an infestation. About the size and shape of an apple seed, adult bed bugs are reddish-brown. They have flat, broad bodies when unfed, but after they eat, their bodies become swollen and elongated. Bed bugs go through several stages of development during their life cycle. Bed bug eggs are very small and cloudy white. Bed bug nymphs start out almost translucent in color but get darker and larger as they get older.

Why Bed Bugs Like To Bite Sleeping People

Bed bug bites are the worst part of a bed bug infestation. No one likes having itchy bites on their body, but if you have bed bugs in your home, it’s a near certainty that everyone in your house will end up with bites. Although bed bugs can be in places other than beds, they’re more likely to bite you while you sleep for a couple of reasons.

First, bed bugs are primarily nocturnal. They’re awake during the hours that most people sleep, making it much more likely that you’ll get bitten while you sleep. Second, it’s easier to bite a person who is not moving around a lot and who is unaware of the presence of the bed bug. You’ll most likely end up with bed bug bites in clusters on exposed skin during sleep.

All The Places Bed Bugs Could Be Hiding In Your Home

Knowing how to check for bed bugs is important if you think you have a bed bug infestation in your house. As stated previously, bed bugs aren’t only in beds, so it’s good to know where to look to see if bed bugs are hiding in your home.

The first place to look is your bed and those of the other people in your home. Check your sheets and blankets for red dots or tan streaks. Lift the sheets to see if bed bugs are in the seams of the mattress, between the mattress and box spring, or between the mattress and headboard. 

Bed bugs may also be hiding in the seams of upholstered furniture, in the cracks along the edges of your flooring, in dresser drawers, behind picture frames, or even within electrical outlets. Check all these areas for any signs of bed bugs, including live bugs, eggs, casings, and fecal matter.

Contact The Pros At The First Sign Of Bed Bugs In Your Home

Local pest control for bed bugs is the best way to eliminate a bed bug infestation. Whether you have identified bed bugs in your house or simply can’t determine if you have an infestation, Pest Tech Hawaii can help. Our bed bug control services in Honolulu will first provide a thorough inspection to identify bed bugs in your house if they exist. If they do, we’ll deliver the high-quality, effective bed bug control you need to eliminate bed bugs. Get in touch with us today and be on your way to a bed bug-free home.

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