Columbus Pest & Termite prides itself in having some of the best Columbus bed bug experts. Recently, we’ve seen a large increase in the number of bed bug problems in the Columbus, Ohio area. Nobody knows for sure why the surge of bed bugs has occurred, but common explanations are increased foreign travel, the exchanging of second-hand furniture, and the close proximity of living quarters.
I think we can all agree that bed bugs are absolutely disgusting and nobody wants them. They’re one of the pests that you really can’t ignore. Bed bugs feed on humans when they’re sleeping. They do this by piercing the skin with a stylet (basically, a long part of its mouth). It uses its stylet, which has small teeth, to saw through tissue in order to find blood vessels. It will then suck blood for about five minutes before returning to its hiding place. The bed bug will simultaneously inject saliva into the body of the human it is feeding on. This saliva can create swelling and cause intense itching.
It’s not uncommon to not notice the bugs themselves. Because they’re nocturnal, bed bugs can be difficult to spot. They will usually hide in the crevices around your bed and lay their eggs in the seams of the bed. You will know if you have bed bugs either from the bite marks and swelling, or from your bedsheets. If you start to notice small fecal spots or blood smears on your bedsheets, then you’ve likely been infested with bed bugs and you should call us immediately. Once you think it is possible that you might have bed bugs you should not sleep in your home until it’s been treated.
If you suspect you may have a bed bug infestation, Columbus Pest & Termite can treat all your bed bug problems and provide the bed bug treatment you need! Not all Columbus Bed Bug treatments are the same, so contact us today to have our Columbus bed bug specialists come out to your home.