Bites are often the first indicator that your home has bed bugs
Bed bug bites tend to be found in groups of three on the face, neck, arms, and sides of the back. Everybody reacts differently to bed bug bites. Welts can be very large, or small, but usually itch. With certain people, a bed bug bite may not appear directly after the bug feeds or possibly not appear at all. Some people experience a delay of up to 14 days between being bitten by a bed bug and an onset of symptoms. Additionally, 30% of people experience no symptoms at all. Do not expect everyone in the household to experience itchy bed bug bites. It is not unusual for one bed partner to have a reaction to bed bug bites and the other partner to have no symptoms at all–despite the fact that both people are being bitten!
The thought of an insect feeding on your blood while you sleep is psychologically traumatizing and may make people desperate. Don’t combat bed bugs alone. Thrasher uses proven methods of bed bug control.
Bed Bug Bites on Neck
Bed Bug Treatment Options
Thrasher Termite & Pest Control uses proven, scientific methods to eliminated bed bugs from your home. Our trained and experienced technicians begin by inspecting your home. We then discuss the pros and cons of different treatment options. As soon as you decide which option is best for you, we get started! Call Thrasher today and sleep bite free tonight.
The two most common treatment options are integrated treatments or whole structure fumigation. Both have advantages, but neither are appropriate in all situations. Your bed bug inspector will make a treatment recommendation based on the severity of the bed bug problem, the distribution of bed bugs in your residence, the type of residence, and your budget.
Bed bugs require professional measures. But don’t take our word for it. Consider that the State of California requires landlords to hire licensed, professional pest control operators to control bed bugs. Maintenance personnel don’t have the training, equipment, or license to do the job.
The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program performs extensive research into best practices for household pest control. They recommend, “Confirmed bed bug infestations should be managed by trained professionals.” For extensive information about bed bugs and their control, see Bed Bug Pest Note.