Contact Cantu Pest Control Right Away to Curtail Bedbug Infestations
There’s something inherently repulsive and unwholesome about bedbugs, isn’t there? Maybe it’s the thought of their insidious little feet, crawling unchecked over our prone forms, all while we’re at our most vulnerable.
Like mosquitos, bedbugs thrive on human blood, but lack the decency to bite you while you’re awake. On the other hand, bedbugs—mercifully—are incapable of transmitting blood-borne diseases.
It’s important to note that since bedbugs are attracted primarily to blood, their appearance in your home is not necessarily an indication of dirtiness. Indeed, you’re equally as likely to find them in a pristinely kept homes and hotel rooms as you are in filthy ones.
There are several indications that you may have bedbugs—apart from being bitten, obviously—which include dark or rust-colored spots of bedbug excrement on sheets and mattresses, the offensive, musty odor of the bedbugs’ scent glands, and the appearance of blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases.
Bedbugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, and used beds or couches. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite during the night like horrible, parasitic Draculas.
If you ultimately determine that you’ve got bedbugs on your hands, you can begin to purge the infestation by cleaning up the areas in which they’re commonly found.
For example, many bedbug removal professionals recommend that you clean bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the highest dryer setting. Likewise, one should use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming. Vacuum your bed and surrounding area frequently. After vacuuming, immediately place the vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag and place in garbage can outdoors. It’s also important to repair cracks in plaster and glue down peeling wallpaper to get rid of places bedbugs can hide.
Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas bedbug control experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.
If bedbugs have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced bedbug removal experts.