The thought of bugs crawling all over your body and biting you in the night is not just a figment of nightmares and horror movies. Bedbugs really do live in mattresses, carpets and anything upholstered like couches and chairs. They come out when people go to sleep and bite them and suck their blood. They are commonly found in hotels and can be brought home in your luggage. They multiply quickly and before you know it every piece of furniture in the house including cribs, sofas and rugs can become infested. Tackling an infestation of Bedbugs Hartford on your own is pointless, and you will need to call a professional in Hartford to take care of the issue.
Signs and Symptoms
Even though bedbugs bite and suck the blood of humans and animals, the bite is not painful and will probably not wake you up at night. However, the next morning you will notice red bumps that are painful, swollen and itchy. They commonly bite exposed areas of the body such as the face, arms, neck and legs. If you notice residue near the cracks of furniture it could be a sign of bedbugs as they shed their skin, leave fecal matter and lay their eggs in these areas. If you suspect bedbugs are in your furniture you need to call a pest control company experienced with Bedbugs Hartford right away. Bedbugs range from 1.5mm to 7mm and are flat oval shaped non-flying insects. They are commonly mistaken for small cockroaches and ticks. While it was previously thought that bedbugs only thrive in unsanitary conditions, this is just not the case. As long as the home is kept anywhere from 70 to 80 degrees bedbugs can thrive even in the cleanest of conditions.
How to Get Rid of Bedbugs
First thing you must do is call a pest control expert and get an estimate. There is only so much that you can do on your own and even if you do kill some and the symptoms go away, they will multiply again. The pest control expert will carefully examine the situation and determine if your mattresses can be saved or will need to be discarded. You will have to work in conjunction with the expert to get every last egg out of your home. This will include washing everything in the house that can possibly be washed; clothes, curtains, furniture coverings and possibly pillows and pet beds if they can be salvaged. You will have to replace wallpaper around infestation sites and possible dismantle some furniture to be treated. Any cracks, even small ones, in the walls and floors will have to be sealed. Getting rid of bedbugs requires a lot of work and effort from not only you but the pest control expert as well.
If you suspect you have bedbugs in Hartford, contact AAABON Pest Control, INC. They have been working the area for 40 years and will work with you to make sure every last egg is eliminated from your home.