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bed-bug-pictureBed Bugs

Bed bugs are little creatures that infest, especially beds, and feed on human or animal blood. This causes skin to itch, and makes little red spots. They insects are flat, small, and brownish in color. They do not fly, but they are able to move very quickly.

There are a few signs that you might have an infestation:
• Itchy areas on your body
• Small blood stains on your sheets
• A musty odor from the bedbugs’ scent gland
• Egg shells, skin that was shed, or fecal spots

If you think that you have a bedbug infestation, then do these few steps in order to check:
• Remove all of the bed sheets and examine them for signs of bedbugs
• Check the box spring and all of its crevices
• Check the surrounding area of the bed

The treatment of bedbugs is fairly simple: clean everything. Clean all fabrics, including the bed sheets, curtains, and clothing. Use hot water and dry using the highest setting. Scrub the seams of your mattress before vacuuming. After cleaning and scrubbing, vacuum the bed and the area around it. Immediately after vacuuming, get rid of the vacuumed contents by throwing them away and placing the trash bag outside. It is also important to get rid of clutter and trash around the bed, as bedbugs can hide just about anywhere. If your mattress is infested, then it might be a good idea to throw it out completely and get a new one. Before getting a new one, make sure that the all of the bedbugs are completely gone so they don’t infest again.

If you are unsure about whether or not you have bedbugs, then call an exterminator. They are trained to know exactly what to look for, and they can help you get rid of those nasty creatures. Call Simmon’s Pest Control for more information.

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