Did you notice any tiny, red bite marks all over your body when you woke up this morning? If the answer is yes, you could have a bloodsucker on your hands. Next, you might want to check for fangs and a newfound sensitivity to light. Or maybe, the cause of those little bite marks is a little less spooky. The truth is you could be looking at signs of a bed bug infestation. If you live in Walker and you suspect that these tiny terrors have infiltrated your home, have no fear. Arceneaux Pest Management offers services to help you get bed bugs under control in your Walker home.
How Can I Identify Bed Bugs?
It’s no mystery that bed bugs are tiny creatures; it’s part of what makes them such a nuisance. Really, how easy can it be to find something that’s as small as an apple seed? Luckily for you, there are a few obvious signs of bed bug infestations.
Little Red Bites
The chances of you feeling a bed bug bite happening are quite slim. You can’t feel it because bed bug saliva acts as a mild numbing agent, making their bites painless. Bed bug bites are small. And red spots often appear in lines or a zig-zag formation.
Rust Colored Spotting
Have you noticed any brown or rust-colored spots in places like your bed, couch, or even your favorite comfy chair? This could mean bad news for you. Rust-colored spotting is caused by the fecal droppings of bed bugs. Gross right? It’s bad enough that they’ve made a blood meal out of you, but they also poop in the house.
Wait, There’s More Than One Kind?
Yes, there are actually 90 species of bed bugs in existence. Only three of those species enjoy the taste of human blood, two of which live in the United States.
If you live in the United States or Europe, you have C. lectularius and C. hemipterus to worry about. These bed bugs prefer to feed on human blood. They invade your home by nesting in upholstered household items like beds, couches, carpets, and even wallpaper.
The third species of bed bug is L. boueti. You can only find this species in West Africa and South America, as it prefers more tropical climates. Have you ever wondered how bats got their reputation as being bloodsuckers? They may have learned a thing or two from these guys. Although L. boueti enjoys the taste of human blood, their preferred meal is the blood of bats.
If you live in Walker, it’s probably not entirely crucial that you know what kind of bed bug you have on your hands. However, knowing what species is in your home can help your pest management service do everything they can to eradicate the problem right away.
Arceneaux Pest Management Can Help Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Walker
Halloween may be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to live in fear. The best thing you can do is contact your local pest management service immediately. Bed bugs multiply rapidly, which means it’s best to start a treatment plan soon as possible. So, who you gonna call? Call us at 225-791-9911 or go online to get a free quote today!