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Glueboards make good Bed Bug monitors!
Oval shaped, flat insects - almost a quarter inch long. Looks somewhat like an apple seed in shape and size.
They hide in cracks and crevices close to where humans are as they feed on blood. This includes: Under mattresses, bed frames, head boards, box springs, baseboards and picture frames so they are typically found in bedrooms. However they can travel great distances in search for food so they can be found in any room.
It is a bit difficult to know when you have bed bugs. They are mostly active at night when you are asleep. They feed on your blood from 3 to 10 minutes then crawl away. The bites will not usually hurt at first but may cause welts that will itch. The best way is looking for blood spots on your sheets or other areas you rest. There are no definitive tests that can be done to tell if your bites were truly from a bed bug – the only definitive is finding the actual bed bugs themselves.
If you think you may have bed bugs call Button Pest Control as soon as possible. In the meantime, you will want to try to avoid the area that you suspect the bugs are residing in.
Bed bugs are not a result of poor sanitation or social status therefore anyone can have them. They can travel in luggage and clothing, or can be found in used furniture, and this is usually how someone gets them. They can live up to a year without food and can lay 1 to 5 eggs a day, which means if left untreated you can have a major infestation fairly quick. Hotels and Motels are especially susceptible to bed bugs because of the volume of guests and the ease at which they can travel. Avoiding a room permanently or throwing away all items in a room will most likely NOT eliminate bed bugs. This is because as said above they hide in small cracks and crevices and can move around the entire property. Pest control service is needed to find, treat and rid you of your bed bugs. We have both LIQUID & HEAT treatment options. Contact us today for a FREE bed bug inspection.
Before booking your hotel check online reviews (on sites such as Trip Advisor) to see if other traveler have reported bed bugs there!