Many people enjoy a relaxing evening lounging in their favorite chair or stretched out on the sofa. When it’s time for bed, snuggling up under the covers for a good night’s sleep is the plan. While all of these relaxing activities sound enticing, if bed bugs are lurking in your furniture you could be facing an itchy nightmare.
Bed Bugs: The Facts
If you’ve never encountered bed bugs, be glad. They feed on the blood of humans and animals. Although they’re not disease carriers, they can cause problems for those prone to allergic reactions to bites.
They are savvy pests that stay hidden throughout the day and emerge at night heading to areas where food sources are available: bed, sofa, chairs.
Bed Bugs: The Signs
Since bed bugs are so clever at hiding, there are certain signs you or an NJ pest control specialist will look for. These include checking around bedding, mattresses, the entire bed frame, drawers in desks, chair, and sofa cushions, and behind framed pictures.
Other areas that may be potential hiding places include behind wallpaper, cracks in laminate or wood flooring, carpet seams or edges, and any cracks or crevices around windows or doors.
To keep your home bed bug free requires more than over-the-counter products. With the help of one of our NJ pest control professionals at Stern Environmental, we will inspect, treat, and eliminate an infestation. Call us today.