Bed Bugs on Mattress, What You Should Do with Your Bed
Bed bugs are the migraine of millions of people worldwide. That’s for sure. Everyone will agree that they are disgusting nocturnal creatures that hide in remote spaces of bed frames and mattresses during the day and feed on human blood at night. Most people don’t notice bed bug infestation in their beds due to a lack of proper knowledge about the creature and its habits.
Rest Easy Pest Control is a leading pest management service in NY, and we provide extermination services as well as pest-related information to those in need. Our team of bed bug exterminators is well known in NYC and Long Island region for its efficiency and professionalism.
However, there are a few things everyone should know regardless of the kind of professional help they decide to seek. And here’s everything you need to know about bed bugs and their successful removal.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small insects that typically inhabit beds and other furniture. An adult bed bug can grow as large as 7 mm. They have an oval shaped body with a reddish-brown color.
Bed bugs feed on human blood, and after a meal, an individual bed bug gets swollen, and its color changes to a prominent red. Bed bugs are bad news and need to be eradicated as soon as they are discovered.
Where Do Bed Bugs Live?
Beds and furniture that contain upholstery or cushions of any kind are most susceptible to bed bug infestations. In beds, the majority of the bed bugs are found in the mattress and the bed springs.
These pests reproduce quickly and lay their eggs in places where humans can’t reach.
While killing bed bugs on mattress surfaces is easy, destroying their eggs and contain their procreation is complicated and requires skill and knowledge. However, it is possible to completely erase bed bugs from space if you take the right steps.
How Can I Protect My Mattress?
Removing bed bugs from infested beds can be a tough task. Nothing you do will be as good as a professional treatment. It is advisable to call a bed bug exterminator instead of endeavoring to remove all the bugs by yourself. That is not to say that you shouldn’t take any precautionary measures. Indeed, your participation is vital to the success of the removal mission.
You can protect your new mattresses from infestation by covering them with a bed bug encasement. These covers are very useful because even if a few bed bugs arrive at your house, they’ll fail to find a hiding place. In case of an ongoing infestation, an encasement will trap all the bed bugs inside your mattress, and they’ll eventually die of starvation.
“Removing bed bugs from infested beds can be a tough task. Nothing you do will be as good as a professional treatment.”
Various pesticides are sold in the markets that claim to eradicate bed bugs. While these chemicals kill bed bugs on a direct application, they have no effects on bugs coming into its contact afterward. Instead of using a bed bugs spray, several non-chemical measures have fewer side effects. Misuse of pesticides is more common than you think, which is why it’s advisable to refrain from using any chemicals.
How To Identify Bed Bug Infestation on Mattress
If you regularly wake up with itches and welts, there’s a possibility that bed bugs have been feeding on you. Fortunately, you can check for yourself whether you’re facing an infestation by learning to look for the signs of bed bugs on bed frames and mattresses.
- Like all animals, bed bugs generate waste. They leave their fecal matter on mattress surfaces which give their presence away. Look for tiny brown mounds or dark brown stains on your bed sheet and mattress.
- Eggs or eggshells on box springs or bed frames are a good indicator of a bed bug infestation.
- Young bed bugs shed their skin as they grow into adult ones. The skins are brown colored films and can be found on mattress surfaces or inside bed boxes.
- Live bed bugs are the strongest evidence of an infestation. Refer to the appearance of bed bugs as mentioned at the begging of this article and get to work.
“While killing bed bugs on mattress surfaces is easy, destroying their eggs and contain their procreation is complicated and requires skill and knowledge.”
Know When To Seek Professional Help
Only a combination of professional help and personal care can ensure total removal of bed bugs from your home. It might be easy to call a pest control service, but to find the right one is certainly not. Rest Easy Pest Control has had a 97% success rate as far as bed bug removal is concerned, and it is pure statistics that has made us number one among all NYC and Long Island pest control services.
Don’t attempt to remove bed bugs by discarding infested beds because it never really solves your problem. Consult with a professional to know the what’s best for your unique situation. Rest Easy Pest Control is the best pest control Long Island, NY can currently offer you. Call us today to schedule an inspection.