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How to Tell If You Have Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are an extremely annoying pest. Not only do they love to invade your sleeping area, but they also leave itchy red bumps behind. Bed bugs are parasites that, like mosquitoes, feed off of human blood.

People used to think that bed bugs were eradicated. But in the last few years, they have been making a comeback, and can be found in the Rhode Island climate. In order to ensure that you eradicate any bed bugs in your home, people in Rhode Island should call Fox Pest Control.

How To Tell If You Have Bed Bugs

There are a few signs that tell you your home has a bed bug problem. Below we’ve listed the top few.

  • You have a terrible time sleeping and wake up with red, itchy bites. Many people have uncomfortable nights where they cannot sleep. But, it is not common for you to wake up with welts or red bumps. These itchy bits may be a sign that you have a bed bug problem.
  • The red bites are concentrated on your arms and shoulders. Bed bugs prefer to bite arms and shoulders and any other body part that’s exposed while you sleep. This is very different than other parasitic insects, like fleas and chiggers, who prefer biting ankles. Mosquitoes will bite you anywhere they can find.
  • If you see small, rust or brown colored dots on and under your bed, then you likely have bed bugs. Bed bugs will often molt their skin as they grow, which leaves behind an exoskeleton for you to find. You may also see small brown spots moving around, and that means you definitely have a bed bug problem.
  • Bed bugs can hide anywhere, but they prefer your bed and bedroom because that is where their food source—you—spend a lot of time. So, make sure to check all the furniture in your room for bed bugs—don’t just concentrate on your mattress.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Once you are pretty sure that you have a bed bug problem in your home, you need to call in the professionals. Bed bugs are almost impossible for a homeowner to deal with on their own. You need the resources and experience of a licensed pest control specialist.

In Rhode Island, the best company to call to take care of your bed bug problem is Fox Pest Control. We provide same-day service so call us at (401) 239-1842 before 2 p.m. We also offer weekend and night appointments at no extra charge. If you have bed bugs don’t hesitate to call us any time. Even if it is not our business hours, we also offer emergency service. Finally, our results are 100% guaranteed. So, you can rest assured that we won’t leave until every last bed bug has been removed from your home. Click here for $50 off your bed bug service!

Posted on October 2, 2019.

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