Bed bug infestations are a growing problem in Wisconsin. At Nexus Pest Solutions, we understand how devastating bed bugs can be to a home or business. To properly control bed bug populations, you need knowledge about the pest and a good pest control plan.
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on the blood of humans and other animals. Most infestations are found in bedrooms or other sleeping areas, and the pests use the host’s warmth and exhaled carbon dioxide to locate a meal. During the feeding process, the bed bug uses a specialized beak to pierce the skin, and additional stylets are used to cut through tissue until the insect reaches a blood vessel. Once the bed bug is full of blood, the insect retreats to a nearby hiding space.
How Do Bed Bugs Get into My Wisconsin Home?
Most bed bugs enter the property by hitchhiking on an unsuspecting host. These pests are easily transported from one location to another on clothing, luggage, and other items. Bed bug infestations are not associated with poor hygiene.
Bed bugs can survive for months without blood, so infestations can remain undetected for extended periods of time. Signs of a bed bug infestation include red bumps on the skin from bed bug bites, molted exoskeletons, live bed bugs in mattress seams and box springs, and rust-colored fecal matter.
Dangers of Bites
The bite from a bed bug can cause extreme irritation. Some individuals may experience an allergic reaction in response to a bite. Current evidence indicates that bed bugs cannot transmit diseases, but these pests have been known to carry dangerous bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
If your property has been invaded by bed bugs, contact us for a free quote. We have the knowledge and the tools to handle residential and commercial bed bug problems.