All Ogden homeowners should be familiar with bed bugs. Bed bugs are little, wingless insects that feed on human and animal blood. As the name suggests, bed bugs often are found hiding in beds. They usually hide along seams of mattresses, within box springs, or in cracks and crevices in furniture.
For bed bug pest control in Ogden, call Mountain West Pest Control. We make bed bug control easy, and we're happy to help make your home bed bug-free.
What Bed Bugs Look Like
Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped insects with six legs and two antennae. Despite rumors, they cannot fly. They only grow to about 3/16 of an inch in length upon reaching adulthood. When it comes to their color, it mostly depends on whether they have eaten or not. Before feeding, most bed bugs are brown and flat. Upon feeding, however, bed bugs become red in color. They also become swollen and elongated, no longer the flat insects from before. Nymphs, however, are paler in color and even smaller than adult bed bugs.
Bed Bug Infestations Get Worse With Time
How do you know if you have a bed bug infestation? For one thing, bed bugs are often identified by the small reddish-brown fecal spots that they leave behind on mattresses and walls. These fecal spots often point to an infestation, as do bed bug bites on the arms and legs, empty eggshells, molted skins, or sightings of bed bugs themselves.
As is the case with most pests, it's best to contact a local pest control company within the early stages of an infestation, as soon as you spot bed bugs in your home. The quicker you begin treatment, the quicker the bed bugs can be eliminated for good.
Bed bug infestations continuously grow worse over time. Bed bugs can spread to different rooms in your home over the course of a few hours (by manually crawling from room to room). They can even reach new rooms in seconds, if allowed the chance to stick onto one's clothing or personal belongings.
Why It Is So Hard To Prevent Bed Bugs In Your Home
Bed bug prevention is incredibly difficult due to the pest's small size. Oftentimes, bed bugs will catch a ride on our clothing, personal belongings, or luggage, and we have no way to know until it's too late.
There's also the issue of this pest's reproduction rate. Say that, unknowingly, you accidentally bring a few bed bugs into your home. By the time you realize that there are bed bugs in your home, you may be facing an ordeal with hundreds of bed bugs. Bed bugs can lay about five to seven eggs in a single day. It then only takes about two weeks for those eggs to hatch. At this rate, trying to prevent bed bugs from invading and infesting your home seems like an impossible feat.
The Best Way To Completely Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
Looking for bed bug control near you? Over-the-counter DIY pest control to kill bed bugs is ineffective and expensive, and can cause an infestation to grow worse the longer DIY treatments fail to work.
While preventing and removing bed bugs from your home seems like a formidable challenge, it's nothing that we're not used to at Mountain West Pest Control. If you want to know what the best way to completely get rid of bed bugs is, look no further. We'll eliminate bed bugs quickly to prevent them from spreading. We have the professional training and expertise readily available to help you reach a bed bug-free home once more. While there may be other bed bug control companies near you, no other company will treat you and your home with the attention to detail, dedication, and dignity that you deserve.
For the best bed bug pest control near you, give us a call today!