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If you’ve dealt with bed bugs before, you know how difficult they are to get rid of. For that reason alone, it’s always important to call a bed bug exterminator the moment you notice the signs or symptoms of an infestation. DIY treatments can be excellent solutions for prevention or even small infestations, but it can be difficult to determine exactly when a bed bug infestation requires professional help. There are four major indications to keep in mind to know when to call a bed bug exterminator.
1. When bed bugs cause physical symptoms
Bed bug bites can cause a multitude of reactions and physical symptoms, including itchy rashes, hives, and welts. Bites often manifest in zigzag patterns on parts of the body that are exposed while you are sleeping. Even if physical symptoms aren’t present, it can be very difficult to deal with the stress and frustration induced by an infestation. As soon as you notice signs or symptoms of a bed bug infestation on you or your family, it’s best to call an exterminator before the problem gets worse.
2. When you see large numbers of bed bugs
Bed bugs are tiny, but they’re not invisible. If you have a large enough population, they will often gather together in their preferred hiding spot. If you notice a large quantity of bed bugs in a single area, it’s time to call a professional. Bed bugs don’t have nests or colonies, so an increase in visible population means the infestation has gotten much worse.
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3. When the bed bugs start to move to new areas
Bed bugs prefer mattresses and furniture because they can hide easily and have access to a food source. However, if you begin to notice them along windowsills, outlets, computer keyboards, or any other spot they don’t typically frequent, the population has likely grown substantially. If this is the case, you should always call a professional as soon as possible.
4. When bed bugs continue to return
No one should have to suffer through multiple infestations, and if the bed bugs keep coming back, a licensed exterminator should be called immediately. Even if you believe you’ve gotten rid of the bed bugs once and for all, there’s a chance for them to return if you don’t seek professional help. There are two major treatments for a bed bug infestation: heat exposure and chemical treatment, and the experts at Ehrlich have expertise with both.
When to call a bed bug exterminator in Virginia
Due to the hidden nature of bed bugs, control and elimination requires a trained eye. It takes hard work, professional experience, and follow-up treatments to ensure the infestation is entirely gone. Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s is dedicated to providing excellent bed bug management services, responding to customer needs, and using environmentally responsible solutions whenever possible. For more information on how we can remove bed bugs from your home for good, call us today!Back to Bed Bug Exterminators, Control & Removal
When to Call a Bed Bug Exterminator in Virginia
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