If you’ve ever had a run-in with bed bugs, you know these little pests can be a huge pain and are extremely difficult to remove from your house and your life. If you have a bed bug infestation in Central Arkansas, don’t try to tackle the problem alone – only professional pest control companies can identify and take care of an infestation for good.
If you need bed bug treatment in Little Rock, Jacksonville, Conway or anywhere in Central Arkansas give our team at Clark Exterminating a call today at 501-712-3721 (Benton) or 501-588-2514 (Little Rock) and let us take care of your bug problem for good!
Looking to protect yourself from bed bugs before they become a problem? Then here are 5 things to look for:
For starters, learn how to recognize and identify bed bugs themselves. Bed bugs are 1/4″, flat and oval in shape, and brownish. If you see any of these creatures on your sheets, mattress or clothes, it’s time to call the exterminator. We recommend checking your mattress at least once a month, especially during these hot summer months when bed bugs tend to be most active.
Signs of Activity
Bed bugs are known for leaving small red or brown spots, so if you spot any of these on your mattress then you should inspect everything more closely. Turning off the lights, waiting about 15 minutes, then turning them on and quickly checking your bed can help you spot bed bugs who may have been in hiding when the lights are on. Also, if you see small, white oval-shaped eggs they may belong to bed bugs.
Take a Whiff
One sign of a serious bed bug infestation is a potent bitter smell in the air. This is less reliable than spotting other signs of activity (as bad smells can come from other types of infestation as well), but it can help you be sure.
The last step may be to inspect your arms and legs – the areas that are usually most exposed while sleeping. It’s not easy to tell the difference between bed bug bites, other bug bites or even a bad rash, but if you see small red dots grouped together it may be a sign that you have a bed bug problem.
Like we mentioned above, bed bug infestations are no joke and should only be treated by professional pest control companies. If you need bed bug treatment in Central Arkansas, contact our team at Clark Exterminating today!