Bed bugs tend to inhabit rooms where people sleep, feeding at night on the blood of warm-blooded animals, which includes humans and pets. With flat, brownish-red oval bodies and measuring only about 1/5″ long, these insidious pests can easily hide in mattresses, couches, and bed frames. They make their way into homes through previously used furniture, moving boxes, or could already be infesting a house before a new person moves in. They are also commonly found in mattresses in hotel rooms. Many familiar types of insects can be mistaken for bed bugs, so it is recommended to get a consultation from a pest control service to adequately identify them. Extermination of these pests is difficult and usually not successful when attempted by the homeowner, and Complete Exterminating offers the expertise and proper tools to eradicate them.
Since their feeding sessions are brief, a bed bug will commonly go unnoticed by the host. Bed bug bites will swell at the site of the bite, and itch severely. Because they hide during the day, many people do not realize they have a bed bug problem. A good indicator for the presence of an infestation is the fecal matter of bed bugs, which is a reddish-brown color.