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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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Protecting Your Property Through Vigilance And Preemption - Warning Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation

Jennie Lucas

A good night's sleep is an absolutely essential part of getting through the day, and if you're dealing with a bed bug infestation, that can be almost impossible. It's important that you take steps to address an infestation as quickly as you can, and doing that requires vigilance for the subtle signs that the bugs are moving in.

Below, you'll find a guide to some of those signs and some things you need to look out for at the onset of a bed bug infestation. By your vigilance, you can stop a potentially serious situation in its tracks, and you can guarantee that you return to peaceful sleep as quickly as possible.

Spotted Sheets

Bed bugs are extremely small, and may be impossible to see with the naked eye. Rather than looking for the bugs themselves, you should keep an eye out for their tracks. Often times, disturbing though it may be, those tracks will be composed of your blood.

As they bite, bed bugs will leave small blood spots on your linens that are tell-tale signs of an infestation. The reddish, almost rust-appearing spots may cause some staining damage to your sheets, but they're important clues that could allow you to avoid the seriousness of a prolonged incursion.

Musty Smell

When they congregate in large groups, bed bugs are similar to other animals in that they will make strong attempts to reproduce. This can include the release of pheromones designed to attract other bugs, and in high concentrations, those pheromones will be noticeable to human senses.

Your nose can be your guide, as a musty odor that is reminiscent of wet towels or other damp articles of clothing producing mildew will be likely to arise. If your room is otherwise kept clean and you can't find any other source of water damage, you might need to call an inspection and extermination service to verify that you're free of bugs.

Noticeable Bites

Ultimately, your own skin may provide the biggest warning of bed bug activity. Like the most obnoxious of other pests, bed bugs will be unafraid to bite, and you'll likely notice their marks immediately. Bed bug bites tend to appear in orderly, straight lines, and they may be itchy and red. They're also likely to be smaller than mosquito bites, so it's unlikely that you'll confuse them with other interactions with insects. If the bites start to appear, you need to quickly act to treat your bedroom. 

Check with a company like Arab Termite and Pest Control for more tips to spot and deal with bed bugs.