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Purging Your Souderton Home of Bed Bugs

September 6, 2019

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a bed bug crawling through the white linen sheets of a souderton pennsylvania bed during the night while residence are sleeping

If you are dealing with bed bugs in your Souderton home, you might be at your wit's end trying to get rid of them. Purging your Souderton home of bed bugs is a task best left to the professionals. While it might be tempting to try to get rid of them on your own, you are only going to cause yourself more trouble down the road.

Depending on the stage of development, bed bugs can be hard to identify. In the egg and nymph stage, they are impossibly small and translucent to white and blend in with bedding and other fabrics. As they grow or have a blood meal, they darken in color and can resemble an apple seed with legs. They are tough to see, mainly because they are nocturnal and aren't likely running around in the daylight.

If you don’t see bed bugs, you still may notice signs of them. As they feed, they leave bite marks on your body resembling mosquito or spider bites. The bloodstains from these tiny bites can show up as spots on your bedding. You might also notice brown streaks, which is their feces. Sometimes you will see the discarded exoskeletons of in the backs of drawers or seams of your mattress.          

A few bed bug bites aren't likely to cause you too much harm other than slight itching. However, once you get bed bugs in your home, they can multiply quickly, causing a large infestation. When there are many bed bugs, they can trigger allergic reactions and skin irritation so adverse that it can cause an infection. In rare cases, severe or chronic infestations can cause anemia.

Bed bugs do not gravitate toward dirty or unkempt homes. They move around by hitchhiking on anyone or anything. Taking precautions with your belongings when traveling or even any time you are in public can reduce the risk of bed bugs. Being aware of where you set your bags, coats, purses, and other personal belongings can help to keep bed bugs from coming home with you.

If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself with a bed bug problem in your Souderton home, you will need professional help. Every adult, nymph & egg must be eliminated to prevent a future re-infestation. The QualtyPro-certified professionals at Moyer Pest Control will utilize our bed bug detecting K9 to locate them, and heat treatments to rid your entire home of bed bugs at every stage of development. Contact us here at Moyer Pest Control today!



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