How long has it been since you have had a good night's sleep? If you are dealing with an active infestation of bed bugs, then it is fair to assume that you haven't slept well in a while. The good news is, dealing with bed bugs may be simpler than you think. Here are some things to consider about bed bugs today, like how to identify bed bugs, whether or not bed bugs are dangerous, and how to get rid of bed bugs if they are causing trouble inside your Boise home.

How Can I Tell If I Have Bed Bugs?

If you have a severe infestation of bed bugs, you're probably not wondering whether you have a problem or not. Some ways to know you have a severe infestation of bed bugs include seeing bed bugs during the day, regularly finding bite marks on your skin that run in a zig-zag pattern or straight line, or having health problems related to being bitten every night.

If these three things are not occurring, but you still have suspicions, here are some other signs of bed bugs to look for:

  • Bloodstains on your bed coverings
  • Specs of reddish-black fecal droppings on and around your sleeping area and in cracks and crevices around your home
  • Eggs that are hidden deep inside cracks and crevices and other secluded areas
  • Shed skins around your bed and other areas bed bugs hide
  • A musty odor in the air

Another great way to figure out how to identify bed bugs is to invest in a detailed bed bug inspection. We perform these services and others here at Affinity Pest Control and would be happy to take a look if you have concerns.

Are Bed Bug Bites Dangerous?

It is only natural to wonder, "Are bed bug bites dangerous?" The truth is, these pests are probably not as harmful as you think they are. They do not spread dangerous diseases like other blood-feeding pests and cause minimal damage each time they bite. The real problem people face when dealing with bed bugs is with the amount of blood these pests steal and phycological problems that come from knowing you're being bitten at night. These issues lead to things like anemia and insomnia.

Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

When considering the question, "How do I get rid of bed bugs?", you have to consider a few things. The main thing you need to consider is that bed bugs are elusive pests. When faced with danger, they will hide inside secluded areas like wall voids. In addition, a bed bug can survive over a year without a blood meal in optimal conditions. If the threat to their lives lasts for more than a few months, they are happy to hang out and wait for your living areas to be safe again.

How Do I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In My Boise Home?

If you are looking for pest control to kill bed bugs, you are in the right place. Affinity Pest Control offers our community advanced and fast working bed bug control plans designed to fully eliminate bed bugs in all stages of development, and anywhere they are hiding indoors. All of our bed bug control treatments will be custom fitted to fill your individual needs and guarantee that the job will be done right the first time.

Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control services or schedule your Boise home for a visit.