Bed Bug Bites on back [/caption]Many times the symptoms of bed bugs may go unnoticed for a short time and are often noticed several days to a week later. A bed bug is a parasite and they travel in groups, living off of human blood and animal blood such as dogs, cats and other pets. Bed bugs tend to live in bedrooms and areas related to sleeping. They tend to also live behind bed boards and areas that are hidden for our sight.
Symptoms of Bed Bugs
- the bites may look like other incest bites such as fleas, chiggers and mosquitos
- the bite are red in color, raised red dots and cause the area to be inflamed
- the bites will cause the area to be very itchy
- they appear in a line or circular cluster
- red dots will often show up on the irritated area during sleep
- Bed bugs may cause trouble sleeping, skin irritation and an uncomfortable feeling
- tingling or numbness may occur for some patients.
- more serious causes can result in nausea or vomiting, fever and difficulty breathing.
Many times the symptoms will be different from patient to patient. Many times patients only realize that they have bed bugs when the see evidence of them around beds and mattresses. When a bed bug bites it will release a toxic that will numb the skin. Patients rarely feel the bite and only realize that they have been bitten days later.
Bed Bug Heat Treatments
Heat treatment is one of the most effective ways to eliminate bed bugs with out chemicals. An exterminator will use Heat treatment equipment to remove Bed bugs. The equipment required to eliminate the bed bugs requires the exterminator to heat the entire room to be in excess of 140 degrees. The temperatures in the walls, mattresses and other enclosed areas will be in excess of 135 degrees for a period of 3 to 4 hours. Any items that ae sensitive to heat should be removed and from the room during the time of the treatment. Once the treatment is completed that room can be used as soon as the room cools down to a normal temperature. Using heat treatment to eliminate bed bugs is one of the safest ways with out the use of insecticides.
Insecticide treatments must be conducted by a licensed technician. The use of insecticides can be a very effective way of controlling bed bugs. Using insecticides is a fast way to eliminate bed bugs. A residual insecticide for in door use is used on furniture, cracks and areas where bed bugs reside. Other options for treatment may be freezing infested items, steam applications and heat treatment. Follow up applications may be need for treatments of infected areas when using a Insecticide treatment.
Searching for a qualified exterminator is a task home owners should take there time researching the right exterminator. Make sure to take your time researching the local exterminator and the types of service they provide for eliminating bed bugs. Depending on the options and reviews the exterminators provide will help you decide which path to go when deciding to use either heat treatment or an insecticide treatment. Each treatment is different and homeowners need to ensure that they under stand the differences in the types of service.
If you are looking for a quality exterminator or a bed bugs exterminator Omaha area, contact PestBusters at 402-210-1221.