After a long day at work, the last thing you’d want is to sleep on a buggy bed. Although they’re a little tricky to treat, these pests aren’t that difficult to detect. Fortunately, performing a DIY bedbug check is extremely easy – if you know how to do it and where you need to look. If not, you can always call a bed bug exterminator West Palm Beach.
If you smell a strong, musty odor each time you step inside your room, this could be a sign of a bed bug infestation. In case you’re not aware, these pests release chemicals called pheromones. When the infestation gets too large, these pheromones can emit a strong odor that smells a lot like a wet towel or a dirty locker room.
In most cases, bed bugs take up residence in beds. Since these creatures are most active at night while people are sleeping, bed bugs tend to be most active during nighttime. If you’re having a hard time falling asleep because of itchy bites here and there, you might want to check your bed for the presence of bed bugs.
Most people wouldn’t even think that they have a bed bug problem until these bloodsucking pests leave their mark. If you woke up with flat, red welts that appear in small clusters, straight rows, or zigzag lines on your arms, legs, or any part of your body that’s exposed while you were sleeping, you could be sure that there’s a bed bug in your room. Although bed bugs aren’t known to carry disease-causing pathogens, their bites can get really itchy, and scratching them can cause an infection.
When it comes to keeping your home safe and pest-free, you’ll need to enlist the help of an experienced professional. Call the experts at O’Hara Pest Control today to schedule an appointment.