Most people relate bites to bed bugs, however 30% do not show a mark after a Bed Bug feeds on them.
Also there are many things that can cause a mark on your skin. There are other insects that bite or feed on humans. There are also times that people have reactions to things like changing their laundry detergent. Or maybe they are having a reaction to some medication ?
Bed Bug on Mattress – Atlanta, Georgia
Many times it can be difficult to find activity. However they constantly are making excrement marks and they like to stay around cloth and wood. So if you will look for their excrement marks on mattress seams and under the box spring you will usually find some evidence in those areas.
Bed Bug and excrement Stains.
The excrement marks as in the picture above is actually in liquid form when it is laid. If it is on fabric or rough wood it will actually soak into the cloth making a permanent mark that you can not scratch off.
This is recycled blood. If you see these marks and /or the insects it is best to call a professional. These insects are very difficult to eradicate. They are extremely resistant to most pesticides.
Mixing alcohol with water 50% in a spray bottle will kill them on contact as well as pesticides and is much safer to use. DE may help but you will find it tough to eliminate this problem.
We at Clark Pest Remedy use Thermal Remediation Heat Equipment to eliminate Bed Bugos.
Cimexa (Bed Bugs) cannot withstand temperatures above 117-118 degrees. We heat the infested area up to 135 degrees and use high velocity fans to distribute the heat evenly and uniformed through the area. We have units with generators that supply the power for the heaters. A Typical treatment can take between 6-7 hours and is monitored with a computer to track the entire treatment process. For more info about Bed Bugs go to Bed Bugs Atlanta or give us a call at 770-957-1915.
If you have bed bug activity it is likely they hitchhiked into your residence. While it is possible for them to crawl from an heavily infested unit adjoining your unit it usually does not happen that way. In a high rise situation with many people living in small units adjoining each other this can be a problem. Also thorough inspection and treatment of common areas is very important as this can be a point of spread. In unattached structures they are always transferred in. They do not come from outside. Here are the most common ways we see people attract bed bug infestation.
Used Furniture brought into residence.
Travel (Picking them up in hotels and resorts)
Visiting an infested residence, Watch T.V. Eggs get on your clothes.
Having visitors at your home that have infestation at their home.
Moving Vans (Who rented that Truck before you ?)
Day Care Centers
Bed Bugs in Box Spring – Atlanta Georgia
Be Careful where you go. Unfortunately people will not always tell you they have bed bugs. It is imperative that you avoid infested areas in order to avoid infestation. It is very difficult however the more knowledge you have about bed bugs and their nature the better chance you have of living Bed Bug Free !
If you are getting bites or see what appears to be Bed Bugs give us a call at Clark Pest Remedy – 770-957-1915