Guide To Avoiding Bed Bugs In Ellensburg

March 12, 2019

bed bug crawling on an ellensburg residential bed

Bed bug infestations are a continued problem for homes all over the world, and no matter what you may try to do to keep them off of your Ellensburg property, there is no way to ever be 100% certain that your home is bed bug-free.

Why No One Is Safe From Bed Bugs

Keeping bed bugs out of your home is impossible to do without help from a licensed pest professional. However, it can be confusing to understand why it is so easy for bed bug infestations to spread. Bed bugs do not get into our Ellensburg communities and homes on their own. The only way they can travel is by catching a ride on someone or something. Whether that be on your luggage, clothing, or skin, bed bugs hitchhike into homes from locations where a previous bed bug infestation already existed. Areas where many people frequently visit, such as airports, school systems, libraries, and work environments are often hotspots for bed bugs to travel from one spot to another.

What Are Bed Bugs?

Adult bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that are similar in size and shape to an apple seed. Bed bug nymphs look similar to adults but are smaller and are transparent white in color. These insects must feed on the blood of warm-blooded hosts—usually humans—to survive. Without a host, they will eventually die. However, depending on the temperature and humidity of the environment they are staying in, they can live from 20 to 400 days without a blood meal!

Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation

When bed bugs invade your Ellensburg home, they can’t help but leave a few telling signs behind. If you are aware of what to look for, you may be able to identify a bed bug infestation in its earliest stages and contact a professional pest control provider before the infestation spreads. Some signs of a bed bug infestation include:

  • Tiny white eggs the size of a pinhead
  • Adult bed bugs
  • Bloodstains on sheets and personal belongings
  • Rusty-brown bed bug excrement on bedding or clothing
  • Itchy red bites on the skin
  • A foul, musty odor if the infestation is very large

Bed bug control is quite impossible to handle on your own, but with the help of one of the pest technicians here at Prosite Pest Control, you can return to a home that is bed bug-free! Prosite offers both bed bug heat treatment and EPA-registered products for Ellensburg homeowners seeking professional bed bug treatment options. Don’t let bed bugs disrupt the peace of your home, instead, reach out to Prosite Pest Control for a free bed bug inspection!

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