Keeping Bed Bugs Out of Your Denton Home Doesn’t Have To Be A Full-Time Job

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When homeowners suspect bed bugs, they sometimes take unnecessary drastic actions. Some assume they must throw away their mattresses, box springs, furniture, and bedding. Others start experimenting with home remedies they found online, which only extends the time the bugs have to breed in the house, with the problem worsening daily.

One of the most common reactions to a potential problem with bed bugs is to run to the store and buy a product that promises to get rid of them. Unfortunately, these products can endanger your family and pets, are rarely enough to address the problem, and often cause the bugs to spread further throughout the house. If DIY pest control is turning into a full-time job, this article is for you.

We’ll start by describing how to confirm bed bugs are the problem in your home and explain whether or not these pests will go away without intervention. We’ll also provide prevention strategies to ensure you don’t have to deal with these pests again. Read on to learn how to achieve successful bed bug control in your Denton home with the experts from Mayco Pest Control.

How To Tell If It’s Bed Bugs Infesting Your Home

Often, people assume they have bed bugs because of bites on their skin, but bites alone aren’t enough to confirm an invasion. Bed bug bites resemble those from other pests, including mosquitoes, fleas, and spiders.

The following list describes the bed bug signs pest management professionals look for during an inspection:

  • Reddish-brown fecal spots on the mattress, sheets, walls, and upholstery
  • Tiny bloodstains on the sheets
  • Pale white empty egg shells or shed skins around the bedroom
  • A musty odor in the house

Seeing the insects themselves is the surest sign of all. Bed bugs are about the size of a lentil or apple seed, brown in color, and flat, broad, and oval before they feed. After a blood meal, they become swollen, elongated, and reddish-brown.

If you need assistance identifying or eliminating your home’s pests, the Mayco Pest Control pros are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our bed bug control services or to schedule an inspection.

Will Bed Bugs Just Go Away?

Many pests in our area go dormant in the winter, but bed bugs aren’t among them. These resilient pests can survive nearly freezing temperatures, and adults can live for months without a blood meal, so taking your family on an extended vacation isn’t a solution. However, it may give you a much-needed break. 

Bed bugs are a problem that only gets worse without intervention. Females lay up to five eggs daily, which hatch within a week, and the cycle continues with them endlessly multiplying. Contact us today at Mayco Pest Control to learn how we can help you get rid of bed bugs quickly so you can reclaim your peaceful, pest-free home.

Professional Bed Bug Control: Call In The Experts Right Away

Contacting a professional company that offers bed bug pest control near you at the first signs of trouble can save you a lot of headaches. Mayco Pest Control raises the bar with our bed bug treatments, using state-of-the-art equipment that helps to ensure we remove every bed bug and egg in your home. Contact us today to learn more about our bed bug control services or to schedule an inspection.

Maintaining A Bed Bug-Free Home: Prevention Strategies

Bed bug infestations start when someone accidentally brings these insects into your home. Bed bugs are skilled hitchhikers, sneaking inside bags, luggage, shoes, furniture, and boxes without you realizing they are hiding within. 

While many assume these pests only enter run-down or dirty homes, they will happily live anywhere there are people to feed on.

Here are some of the most common places people pick up these unwanted house guests:

  • Hotels and motels
  • Nursing homes and hospitals
  • Schools, daycare, and dorms
  • Office buildings
  • Public transportation

To avoid bringing bed bugs home, inspect areas where people sleep for signs of bed bugs, especially hotel rooms, before unpacking. Avoid placing your bags or luggage on the floor of public transportation or any areas where people congregate. 

The experts at Mayco Pest Control can inspect your home using advanced technology and tools and devise a custom plan to eliminate your infestation.

Contact us today to learn more about our bed bug services or to schedule an inspection.