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The Bed Bug Battle: Effective Bed Bug Control Strategies For Austin Homes

January 02, 2024

a bed bug crawling on a mattress

Unfortunately, the winter months are prime time for bed bug invasions. Whether out-of-town guests stay with you or your family spends a few nights in a hotel, these common hitchhiking pests can easily sneak into your house. If bed bugs are causing you sleepless nights, it is time to take action and win the battle against these troublesome pests.

This article will explain everything you need to achieve successful bed bug control in Austin. We’ll describe the signs of these insects to look for, review the problems they can cause, and provide tips to help you avoid another bed bug problem. Read on to learn more about bed bug control with the experts from EnviroGuard.

Identifying Bed Bugs: Signs And Symptoms Of An Infestation

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that are aptly named because they most often feed on people’s blood while they sleep. You’re most likely to find them in the bedroom, but they can eventually spread out through the rest of the house. Here are some bed bug signs that can help you confirm you have an infestation:

  • These insects are about the size of an apple seed and often hide in mattress seams, box springs, or floor cracks.

  • Bed bugs are mahogany, flat, broad, and oval when unfed, and reddish-brown, swollen, and elongated after feeding.

  • You may also notice whitish eggs, shells, or empty molted skins around the bedroom.

  • Sheets may have reddish-brown fecal marks or tiny blood spots from their feeding.

If you need assistance identifying or eliminating bed bugs in your home, the pros at EnviroGuard are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our bed bug control services or to schedule an inspection.

Bed Bug Infestations: The Problems These Pests Cause

Bed bug bites are often the first clue that there is a problem in the house, but people sometimes misidentify bite marks, attributing them to spiders or fleas. Bed bug bites are usually in clusters of three to five bites, forming a zig-zag line. Excessive scratching of these red, itchy bite marks can lead to secondary infections, and occasionally, people can have a more severe allergic reaction.

But the bites are just the start of the trouble these pests bring. Bed bugs can cause a significant amount of stress for your family, and symptoms of insomnia and anxiety are common with infestations. Contact us today at EnviroGuard to learn how we can help get rid of these problematic pests.

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite: Contact The Pros Right Away

DIY pest control isn’t an option with these insects, and in many cases, these attempts can make matters worse, causing the bugs to spread further in the house. Contact us today at EnviroGuard to learn how our bed bug treatment options can help you eliminate bed bugs so you can get back to a peaceful night’s sleep.

Preventing Bed Bug Reinfestations: Tips And Techniques

Careful vigilance can help you to avoid another bed bug infestation in your home. Here are some tips and techniques to prevent these insects:

  • Inspect hotel rooms for signs of bed bugs before unpacking.

  • When you get home from a trip, vacuum suitcases to catch any hitchhikers.

  • Avoid placing bags on the floor of public transportation.

  • Carefully inspect secondhand furniture before bringing it home.

The experts at EnviroGuard can help you eliminate these pests, no matter how severe the infestation is. Contact us today to learn more about our bed bug services or to schedule an inspection.

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