Bed Bugs are small, flat, oval-shaped insects that have been causing problems for people for thousands of years. These insects feed on the blood of mammals and are named after the fact that they prefer to live in dark, warm and dry environments, such as mattresses, pillows and furniture cushions. However, bed bugs can be found in a number of environments and can be picked up unwittingly and carried to homes, offices and locations that are otherwise immaculately clean and free of other pests. 

Bed bugs range in size from 3/16 to 1/4 inch in length and are reddish brown in color, but young bed bugs are much smaller and have a whitish yellow color. They do not like the light and live exclusively on blood, so they come out at night to feed while people are sleeping. Bed bug bites are painless and usually not felt as they occur, but like many other insects, they inject saliva into the wound to stop coagulation, which causes inflammation and irritation. 

Bed bugs can be identified by bloodstains on sheets, dark fecal stains, shed skins and eggshells, and they also produce a musty odor. These insects are very hardy and difficult to kill, requiring the help of a professional pest control technician. At PestLoco Termite and Pest Control, technicians treat all of the places bed bugs may be hiding, including mattresses, box springs and the cracks and crevices in furniture, baseboards and around door frames. In some cases, an aerosol is used to treat objects that cannot be opened, and an encasement system may be employed for mattresses. 

If you believe you have bed bugs, do not hesitate to call the experienced, licensed technicians at PestLoco Termite and Pest Control today for a free quote.

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