Bed Bug Removal & Control in Klamath Falls
Bed bugs are a parasitic member of the insect family and the most commonly occurring type of bed bug feed only on human blood. While bed bugs are not considered nocturnal, they are significantly more active at night time. It’s possible this is because their preferred food source is not active at night and easier to feed on.
One bed bug can harbor 26 dangerous pathogens that are potentially harmful to humans. When a bed bug bites their host to feed, they can transfer these pathogens and infect the human. The ideal conditions for a bed bug to live in are those where food is always available and the temperature stays between 65 and 85 degrees. When conditions are ideal, a female bed bug can lay five eggs per day.
Home where people live who travel often are at a greater risk of being infested by bed bugs. When you travel, bed bugs will hitch a ride on your luggage and your clothing from places like motels and airplanes and come home with you.
If you see a bed bug, telling the difference between that and any other type of bug is fairly easy. Before it feeds an adult bed bug is as flat as a piece of paper, less than ¼” long, and a brownish color. Only after it feeds does an adult bed bug change to a reddish color and become round and bloated.
Because they are small and mostly active at night, bed bugs are difficult to detect. Most people have a suspicion of an infestation because they or someone in their household begins waking up with itchy, red welts.
There are some signs that you can be on the lookout for:
- You or your family members wake up with red and itchy welts
- You see an adult bed bug crawling
- When examining your mattress and the seams or stitching of the mattress you notice blood lines or blood drops
- When examining your box spring and the seams of your mattress you see bed bug feces, which looks black pepper
By the time you see signs of bed bugs in your home, the infestation is probably pretty advanced. These pests multiply quickly and are very good at hiding. It is essential that you contact the experts at A-One Pest Control as soon as you have any suspicion that you might have a bed bug infestation in your home. The sooner our team can assess the complexity of your infestation, the more effective our treatments will be.
For more than 30 years the team at A-One Pest Control has been providing superior bed bug treatment services to the residential and business owners of Klamath Falls. We have the training and the equipment to assess the severity of your infestation and then implement the treatment that will eradicate your infestation and ensure a re-infestation does not occur. You can trust the team at A-One Pest Control to thoroughly treat your home or business and return it to the pest-free state that you expect!