How to Know if You Need Bed Bug Treatment from Keller Pest Control

If you know that you need bed bug treatment, the best thing that you can do is call a professional. But, what if you aren’t so sure? What if you haven’t been able to confirm your suspicions? What if you just don’t know what to look for? Well, as Kalamazoo’s leading exterminator, Keller Pest Control has been the go-to source for bed bug inspections, consultations, and treatments. With over thirty years of experience and a team of highly trained, extremely knowledgeable pest control professionals, we’re able to help our customers with a wide range of issues. In today’s post, we’re going to tell you how to better determine if your home is playing host to bed bugs.

Look for shells and skins

Like many bugs, bed bugs molt. Shedding their exoskeletons as they grow, bed bugs’ motionless, translucent shells are a surefire indicator of an infestation. If you’re concerned, check the places that the bugs like to congregate: mattress seams, headboards, baseboards, and bedside furniture.

Check for bites

While bed bug bites aren’t a foolproof indicator of an infestation, they can clue you in to the bugs’ presence. Look for small, red welts that itch. Many times, there will be multiple bites in one location. Of course, the bites themselves look similar to a range of other bug bites, so you shouldn’t assume that every bite is a sign of bed bugs. However, if you notice them appearing after you’ve been in contact with your bed or furniture, it may be time to call a professional.

At Keller Pest Control, we offer the area’s most comprehensive bed bug treatment. With several options available, we use proven, effective technologies to get rid of these annoying, dangerous bugs. If you’re concerned about pests in your home, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule an inspection.