“Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” One of the most unsettling pests you can have in your home is bedbugs. PestWorld.org reports that one out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs in their home or at a hotel.

Making the problem worse, bed bugs are often easily confused with other pests.

In this article, the professionals at Nvirotect Pest Control Services, the leading green certified pest control in Tampa, outline the common signs that you have bed bugs, where they come from, and how you can treat them.

Common Signs That You May Have Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are very tiny in size and often difficult to see. In fact, they are smaller than the size of a pencil eraser. Bed bugs can also be white in color or, after they have had a blood meal, can turn a rich golden brown color.

Rather than seeing the actual bug, It is more common to see brown specks on your bed sheets or mattress seams. These brown specks are the feces of the bed bugs.

Bed bugs do often hide. They can live in hallowed legs of furniture, box springs, curtain hems, clothing, seams of a carpet, and more. If you notice these mysterious brown specks, it is best to inspect the problem immediately by contacting Nvirotect Pest Control Services for green pest control in Tampa.

Another common sign of bed bugs is bite marks on the body. These bite marks are typically seen on the extremities like arms, legs, and head, and look like red pinch marks. 

Many people may not realize that bed bugs are primarily attracted to carbon dioxide. This is why bed bugs bite at night when people are stationary and breathing out carbon dioxide. Bed bugs can also live up to half a year without a meal, meaning they could be harboring in your bed for months without being detected.

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

Bed bugs do not discriminate. They will hide in anything they can in order to make their way into your home. Bed bugs never wander in from the outside, instead, they are introduced by people who have them in their own homes or on their or belongings. 

Bed bugs are commonly transported inside by second-hand furniture and mattresses. While these items may come at a discounted price, the cost savings are not worth a potential infestation.

And while it may not be the friendliest, it is crucial to ask any overnight visitors to your home if they have seen any sign of bed bugs in their own space. These overnight guests can be carriers for bed bugs without even knowing it, causing an infestation in your own home.

Additionally, bed bugs can hitchhike on your belongings after traveling. Often hiding in bags, shoes, pant hems, suitcases, and more.

How to Treat Bed Bugs

 If you have a bed bug problem, all hope is not lost. With green-certified pest control in Tampa from Nvirotect Pest Control Services, bed bugs can be treated efficiently and effectively. 

Our expert Service Technicians are highly trained on how to identify bed bugs quickly, as well as how to treat them and protect you and your loved ones. While there are various methods for treating bed bugs, Nvirotect Pest Control Services uses highly targeted misting applications with either Liquid Nitrogen or bed bug-targeted products to treat all potential harborage areas. This treatment method yields the most impactful results.

 In order to guarantee the greatest success, customers can expect a detailed email from our Service Coordinators before their treatment with the proper protocol to follow to guarantee the best success of the treatment. We also revisit the home 14 days later to ensure that all bed bugs have been effectively eliminated.

Contact the Premier Green Certified Pest Control in Lutz and Tampa

 At the first sign of bed bugs, it is crucial to contact Nvirotect Pest Control Services immediately. For green pest control in Tampa, Lutz, and the surrounding areas, we are here to help.

Our trained Service Technicians will inspect each potential harborage area in your home, including mattress seams, curtain hems, box springs, and more, and develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Give us a call at 813.968.7031 or complete our contact request form today for an in-depth analysis and competitive quote on green pest control in Tampa and Lutz.