Bed Bug Prevention: Bed Bug Preparation & Elimination
Bed bug prevention and elimination is no job for amateurs. If you have them, you’re almost certainly going to need professional help to get rid of them. Bed bugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bed bugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color. Although they are a nuisance, they do not transmit diseases.
Bed bugs may enter a home or business undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Bed bugs do not have nests like ants or bees, but tend to live in groups in hiding places. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite in the night.
If you discover bed bugs, don’t delay: call Anderson immediately.