Are These Bed Bugs In My Denton, TX Home?

June 15, 2021 - Bed Bugs

Close up of a bed bug infestation in a wood bed frame

There are so many insects and creatures on the planet. Some are very unique, while lots of others are incredibly similar in appearance. It’s not always easy to tell what kind of critters have violated your Denton home. You can’t totally rely on damage or infestation signals either, as there are commonalities in that realm as well. Getting rid of pests will be twice as hard if you don’t immediately know what you’re dealing with. Bed bugs, for one, frequently confuse people.

Bed bugs are small insects that bite humans and animals to suck their blood. Eventually, itchy and red bumps develop on the skin. Between their procreation rates and other characteristics, these creepy crawlers are challenging to manage. You can learn how to identify bed bugs and their indications now. Also, find out how you can prevent bed bugs from entering your home or business and get help from Mayco Pest and Termite Control. 

How Do Bed Bugs Look And Behave? What Are Signs of Infestation?

Bed bugs blend in with several other pests, which is why they are often mislabeled by Denton property owners. Akin to an apple seed, these insects are rounded and reddish-brown. Their 0.25 of an inch long figures feature tiny heads, big tails, and an oddly shaped midsection. Six legs allow them to scamper around, and two antennas assist them with sensory and navigation. They emit pearly white eggs that are 0.03 of an inch long, birthing translucent young.

Filth is usually the top attractor for pests, but not bed bugs. Blood is what they need to live, so that is their sole inspiration and motivation. To get the fluid they seek, they will hunt for targets in zones filled with animals and humans. You must keep an eye out when you’re in pastures, hotels, bus stations, offices, schools, and the like. It will take no time for bed bugs to get into your clothes and bags to follow you home. Then, they’ll walk onto:

  • Mattresses
  • Upholstery
  • Couches
  • Fabrics
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood Trim
  • Flooring

Stains, odors, and bites on your skin are confirmations of a bed bug infestation. As one grows, fabrics and surfaces will be tainted by blood drops and reddish-brown blots. Brown or black fecal marks will be present too. You may see particles or debris that’s powdery instead. The rooms of your abode will be noticeably musty. On your body will be assemblies of patchy welts that you might guess are a rash.

What Are Ways to Prevent Bed Bugs?

In Public:

  • Never put your personal belongings on the floor or ground.
  • Ask hotel staff to assign you another room if you see bed bugs. Make sure the unit is far off.
  • Buy protective covers to put your luggage in. Otherwise, use plastic bags.
  • Wash your travel clothes in hot water. Use high heat for 20 minutes to dry them.

At Home:

  • Inspect box springs, mattress seams, and head and footboards with a flashlight. Don’t exclude the space under the bed.
  • Routinely look over laundry, furniture, drawer interiors, bags, and purses.
  • Search second-hand items, like upholstery and appliances, for infestation implications.

How Will Mayco Pest and Termite Control Handle Bed Bugs?

All bed bugs, eggs, and young have to be killed to remedy an infestation. Since these insects have multiple hiding places that are difficult to access, it would be next to impossible to locate the whole bunch independently. Further, the “do it yourself” tricks and retail products folks use for bed bug control tend to be pricey and toxic. You’ll have better results with us at Mayco Pest and Termite Control.  Our expert technicians will use advanced equipment and treatments that are safe. Get a free inspection when you call today!