What Makes Bed Bugs In Dallas So Hard To Get Rid Of?
May 14, 2020 - Bed Bugs
Bed bugs disturb the peace in the sanctuary you call home. They can inhabit your mattress and pillows, bite you in the night, and leave you with itchy welts. They multiply in the blink of an eye and are stubborn about leaving. You can try “do-it-yourself” methods but they’ll likely fail. For one, you’d have to find every bed bug egg, baby, and adult to really wipe them out. That is a next-to-impossible task. Second, these pests have resistance to most retail insecticides. Third, they can go months without feeding, so starving them doesn’t work.
If you want bed bugs gone, call on the pros. Find out how Bullseye K-9 Detection conquers these creepy crawlers and how you can prevent them from showing up in the first place.
Bed Bug Appearance & Behavior
The most common bed bug species have six legs and three body segments. Their circular heads have two antennae. Their small midsection is unusually shaped, and their bottoms are large and round. The adults are reddish-brown, the young are translucent, and the eggs are pearly white. Being extremely tiny, they cap at about ¼ of an inch in size.
Pure and simple, bed bugs are bloodsucking hitch-hikers. They feed on blood alone so they’ll head to wherever fleshly humans and animals are. It doesn’t matter if a place is dirty or clean. Filth doesn’t attract them (like many people presume.) Public spots, such as train stations, hotels, schools, and offices are where they hang out. They’ll catch a ride to your home or business, hiding in your clothes, personal bags, and/or electronics. Then they’ll get cozy in your upholstery, curtains, couches, mattresses, appliances, flooring, and wallpaper. They’ll even conceal themselves in lamps and on picture frames!
You probably have an infestation if you see the following:
- Blood specks or reddish-brown splotches under sheets
- Black or brown fecal stains on linens or surfaces
- Bites on your face, hands, neck, arms, and legs that are grouped together
Bed Bug Prevention
It will require a keen eye and some effort, but you can prevent bed bugs with these steps:
- Regularly inspect box springs, head and foot boards, and mattress seams, using a flashlight.
- Look in and through drawers, bags, clothing stacks, and electronics.
If you see bed bugs in your hotel room, alert maintenance and relocate to a unit far away.
- Consider putting your luggage in a protective cover or plastic bag while traveling.
- After a trip, wash all your clothes in hot water, and dry them on high heat for 20 minutes.
- Check second-hand things before bringing them home.
Bullseye K9 Detection Bed Bug Control
At Bullseye K-9 Detection, bed bug control in Dallas, TX are our sole focus. Our energy, attention, training, and design are not divided. These insects aren’t an afterthought or a side project for us. We know they can make you feel like you’re not at home in your own home, or drive away business. That’s why we’re devoted to stopping them.
Our prevention and elimination services begin with a canine inspection. These dogs can move quickly and accurately find bed bugs, without disrupting furniture and carpeting. From there, we’ll create a custom plan, based on findings. Depending on the circumstances, your property will be treated with heat, safe chemicals, or both. Afterward, you can choose an affordable quarterly plan for ongoing visits. Whether it’s a residence, medical facility, transportation venue, hospitality establishment, or complex, we’ll come to the rescue! Our company is one of a few of its kind. Take advantage of the specialized care we provide. Contact us for your free inspection today!
I’ve found bed bugs 3 days ago. Don’t know what to do but call to Bullseye K-9 Detection. They came to my house very quickly and provided an effective solution for my issue. Recommended these guys for sure!