Household pests are never pleasant, but some are merely a nuisance while others threaten the cleanliness, comfort, and livability of your home. Bed bugs are a powerful case in point. These small, reddish-brown bugs spread quickly and have the potential to infest every corner of your house. Once they’re established, they’re extremely difficult to remove, and even more difficult to ignore. Senske offers comprehensive bed bug treatments throughout the Las Vegas area. By combining comprehensive inspections with advanced extermination methods, we can take control of a bed bug infestation.
Las Vegas Bed Bugs — Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
Like with most pests, the sooner you identify and counter bed bugs, the less of a problem they’ll be. So it’s important to look for the telltale signs that your house has been infested, which include:
Bites & Marks– The most direct impact a bed bug can have on you is by biting you. Bed bug bites appear similar to those of mosquitoes and other parasitic insects; they start as small, itchy red welts, and grow larger as you scratch them.
However, bite reactions vary considerably between individuals, ranging from no reaction at all to itchy red marks and welts. Unlike with mosquito bites, you’re likely to find a large number of these welts arranged into tight lines on your skin. Bed bugs can also make it underneath your clothes, so if you find bites on skin that was covered by clothing, they are likely to blame.
Dead Skin– These insects shed their skins as they grow older, and you’ll find the remains of old skin around your house. These skins are roughly the same in size and shape as a live bed bug but are translucent.
Blood & Fecal Spots– When bed bugs defecate, they leave small black spots behind them, which will appear most strongly on linens and other soft fabrics. Likewise, if an engorged bed bug is crushed, you’ll likely find small red spots made from their dried blood.
Odors– When a bed bug infestation gets really bad, you’ll start to notice a strange, sweet odor around your home.
Pets– Bed bugs don’t just bite you; they also attack your pets and can cause them similar pain and discomfort. If you find that your pets are suffering even when you’ve given them their flea medicine, you may be dealing with these insects.
If you notice some of these symptoms, you may be able to find the insects themselves. Look into crevices in your walls and other tight, secluded areas of your home. If you can find them there, you know for sure you’re dealing with bed bugs.
Hotel Travel & Bed Bugs
Although bed bugs are a problem throughout Nevada, they’re particularly prevalent in the Las Vegas Valley due to the international character of our city. Visitors from all over the world and every other corner of the United States flock to Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. Because bed bugs are highly mobile and can embed themselves in people’s clothes and luggage, these visitors often bring them in and leave them in local hotel beds. So if you work in a hotel, frequently visit hotels, or even live near a hotel, you need to be especially alert to the possibility of a bed bug infestation. Likewise, if you frequently travel yourself, you should watch for these pests in the hotels where you stay.
What is Bed Bug Treatment?
Bed bug treatment consists of product applications specifically targeted for these pests, so they eliminate the pests as quickly and effectively as possible without causing problems for the rest of the home. Professional bed bug treatment methods also use specialized equipment to apply these products in tight and secluded parts of your home, where they spend most of their time. This ensures that you kill all the bugs in one fell swoop, minimizing the chance that there will be survivors left to multiply and restart the infestation.
As a professional pest control service, Senske has developed a comprehensive strategy for dealing with bed bugs, which involves:
Initial Inspection– We begin every bed bug treatment service by inspecting your house in detail and identifying every spot where the bugs might be hiding. By going through your home with a fine tooth comb, we make sure that none of these bugs are able to escape our treatments.
Enhanced Extermination– Once we know the bed bugs’ likely hiding places, we begin treating them with carefully-targeted products. Approved by both the Federal government and Nevada state authorities, our treatments cause maximal damage to the bugs without endangering you, your family, or your pets.
Final Confirmation– Once we’ve treated your home, we use monitors to check and make sure the bed bugs are gone for good.
A single surviving bed bug can restart an infestation, so you should always invest in professional pest control services that can make sure there are no survivors. Senske is happy to provide these and all other pest control solutions. For Las Vegas residents call us now at (702) 251-5559. Don’t live in the Las Vegas area? Check with your nearest Senske team today. Don’t wait— call now for a free estimate on bed bug control!