The Secret To Getting Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Waco Home For Good

bed bug infestation on a mattress

“Are those bed bugs?” is one of the worst things that someone can say after coming home from a long trip, bringing home a new piece of furniture, or any other time. Bed bugs are one of the worst pests to have because not only are they dangerous and gross, but they also come out and feed on you while you are sleeping. Learn how to spot bed bugs to protect yourself and your Waco home from turning into their home.

How To Spot Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, but they are not invisible. They are oval-shaped and small, sitting at about ¼ inches long, but the baby nymphs are harder to spot, about 1/10 to 1/8 of an inch long. They are brown, but after they feed, they can become red and swollen. They can be found, but the best way to find them is by seeing where they’ve been. 

The best way to find bed bugs is by finding the signs of where they have been. They leave a lot behind, so the signs of bed bugs you should be on the lookout for:

  • Empty eggshells
  • Eggs
  • Molted skins
  • Droppings
  • Blood spots
  • Skin casings

You should know where to look to find them as well. They stick to places where humans like to go and sleep, and they will also be found in places where people travel. You should be on the lookout for signs of bed bugs in your beds and pillows and around couches and furniture. If you have been traveling, keep an eye on your suitcase and clothes, and if you are buying used furniture, be sure to check to see if you have any unwanted hitchhikers. 

The Difficulty Of Managing Bed Bugs

It is hard to prevent bed bugs because they're very good at not being found. They are hitchhikers and can spread quickly, and before you know it, they can be everywhere in your home. They start invading your home by going with you after you travel somewhere where a lot of people gather. Buses, airports, airplanes, and hotels are prime locations for these pests to find you and travel with you to your home.

Beyond just clothes and furniture, though, they can quickly spread and hide in cracks and holes in both walls and wood fixtures like your floorboard. The reason that they can be so hard to prevent or manage is that they can start off small, as it just takes one or two to start off a full infestation. You can pore over your luggage, your clothes, new furniture, but you just need to miss a couple, and before you know it, you have a bed bug infestation.

Contact A Professional

Because these pests can spread so quickly, the best way to take care of them is through a professional pest service. You can do your best to get rid of them on your own, but the only effective way to get rid of them is with pest professionals like EnviroGuard Pest Control. We are professionals who have targeted knowledge of the pests in our area and can quickly inspect your home to find the invaders. You should contact us before trying DIY bed bug control because we have the experience to know that bed bugs are some of the hardest pests to completely eradicate.

What We Can Do For You

At EnviroGuard Pest Control, we will find where the bed bugs are living and then do a liquid treatment anywhere that the bed bugs are active, including beds and furniture, and we can also do wall injections. We will also place bed bug traps and do follow-ups to guarantee that the unwelcome guests are gone. We also have a 30-day guarantee so that we can help you get rid of these pests.