Preventing Bed Bug Infestations In Yakima County: A Homeowner's Essential Guide

January 7, 2024


There is nothing better than a good night's sleep. You awaken in the morning refreshed and ready to tackle a new day after experiencing an uninterrupted night filled with pleasant dreams. This scenario is elusive for some because of bed bugs. When these insidious insects invade a home, you don't want to sleep because you will have more itchy red bites on your body the next day. 

If bed bugs keep you awake at night, you need bed bug control in Yakima County from Prosite Pest Control. We are a QualityPro and QualityPro Certified company, a distinction held by only 3% of pest control companies nationwide. Our prompt, courteous customer service has earned us an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. When you partner with us, you can rest assured that we know how to remove bed bugs from your home

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Importance Of Preventing Bed Bug Infestations

Unlike mosquitoes, fleas, and other ectoparasitic insects, bed bugs do not spread diseases; however, that does not mean you should allow them to reign in your home. When bed bugs feed on your blood, they cause red, itchy bumps on your body. As a result, many suffer the psychological effects of a bed bug infestation. 

Fear of waking up with more itchy bites causes many to struggle with sleeplessness, which can lead to depression, irritability, and anxiety. Furthermore, there is a social stigma attached to these insects; when you have a bed bug problem, many will not visit, resulting in isolation and embarrassment. 

Bed bug control from Prosite Pest Control can put your mind at ease and allow you to avoid embarrassment around friends and family. 

Recognizing Early Signs

Although bed bugs feed at night while you sleep and hide in tiny crevices before you awake, you determine their presence by these early signs of bed bugs:

  • Reddish-brown fecal stains
  • Discarded skins
  • Bed bug bites
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As bed bugs feed, they defecate dried blood and waste onto your body, which is transferred to bed linens when you roll over. In addition, these stains are in mattress seams, box springs, and other areas where bed bugs hide. 

Bed bugs are insects with an external skeleton that they must discard at each growth phase. You will need a magnifying glass to find these cream-colored skin castes from the early stages, but you can see discarded ones unaided from the final molt. 

Bed bug bites are red, itchy bumps. They usually occur in exposed areas of the body. Unlike random mosquito or flea bites, bed bug wounds appear in rows or clusters. 

You will need a magnifying glass to see immature bed bugs, but adult bed bugs are visible to the naked eye. Look for insects with six legs and a 1/4-inch body. Unfed bed bugs have a mahogany, flat, broad body; the ones who have recently enjoyed a blood meal are reddish-brown and elongated. 

Prosite Pest Control service technicians know where to investigate bed bug signs.


Tips To Prevent Bed Bugs From Finding Their Way Into Your Home

Bed bugs are hitchhikers who enter homes through luggage, clothing, and used furniture; therefore, we recommend the following:

  • Inspect clothing upon after riding public transportation.
  • Wash and dry items immediately upon returning from a trip.
  • Vacuum the house frequently.
  • Suction out corners and cracks in the home.
  • Avoid purchasing used furniture from a previously infested location.

We can provide additional tips when a Prosite Pest Control service technician inspects your home for bed bug removal.


Why Pro Bed Bug Control & Prevention Is The Way To Go

Due to the illusive nature of bed bugs, their ability to detect and avoid certain store-bought products, their rapid reproduction rate, and more, you need professional help. 

Prosite Pest Control is the Yakima County bed bug exterminator with the tools, experience, and knowledge to remove bed bugs from your Yakima County home. Contact us today and start your bed bug removal process with a free consultation.

 




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