How To Recognize A Bed Bug Infestation
The easiest way to recognize a bed bug infestation is if anyone starts to complain about bug bites that happen during the night. Bed bugs are most active about an hour before dawn, and bed bug bites are often mistaken for mosquito bites.
Both bed bugs and their eggs are visible to the human eye. Eggs will look like small poppy seeds, and adults can grow to approximately 1/4″ in length and have an oval, flattened shape. Bed bugs do not like the sunlight and often hide in cracks and crevices during the day.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. They have this in common with mosquitos, though bed bugs do not have wings. Scientifically known as Cimex lectularius (Cimicidae), bed bugs are often found in the nesting areas of birds, bats, and also humans. Because they are often found in beds, sofas, and other human “nesting” areas, they have earned the common name of “bed bug”.
Bed Bug Extermination & Treatment Options
Following are some ways that you can expedite the extermination process:
- Launder bedding and garments at 120 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter to kill bugs and eggs
- Try vacuuming up the infested areas, being careful to get all cracks and crevices
- Scrape bedding and other infested areas as eggs are hard to dislodge
- Work with a pest control professional to treat all infested areas and other areas likely to be infested
- Be sure to treat any former bird or bat nesting areas, as they may also be infested
For more suggestions on how to exterminate your bed bug problem or to get started with a professional bed bug exterminator call us today.
How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Cudahy, CA
Because they are so small and can hide in so many places, bed bug extermination in Cudahy, CA can be a lengthy process. Extermination will happen much quicker if you work with a pest control company that has experience eliminating bed bugs. Call HomeShield and we can help you get started eliminating these nasty pests.
Cudahy, CA Attic Cleaning – Ensure Rodents Never Return
If you have already performed rodent exclusion and “rodent proofed” your home or business, then you likely have only one more step required to ensure rodents never come back (though ongoing monitoring is always a good idea as well). This step is commonly referred to as an “attic cleanup” or “attic cleaning”. It includes decontaminating your attic (or infested space) – removing all traces of rodent feces, urine, and other materials.
Why Is This Important?
Other than cleaning up the space and eliminating potential health risks and hazards, eliminating the odors left behind by a rat or rodent infestation can limit how attractive the space is to future rodents.
If you haven’t studied rodents, particularly rats, you may not realize that their brains are hardwired to recognize and be attracted to the scent created by feces and urine. Their sense of smell is so strong that they can actually understand the dimensions of your attic and even mark entries and exits with their urine. If rodent droppings and residues are not fully removed, new rodents, with their intensely acute olfactory abilities, could smell the odors left behind and try to create new openings into your home.
A good attic cleanup will remove all signs of rodent feces, urine, blood, hair, and oils, as well as the odors they leave behind, turning off the homing beacon those smells can create.
Specialty Services We Provide In Cudahy, CA
At HomeShield Pest Control, we provide a variety of specialty pest control services, including the following options:
The Local Neighborhoods & Zip Codes We Service
We service the following zip codes in Cudahy: 90201.
We also service all of the neighborhoods and areas in Cudahy, including the areas near and around: Atlantic Avenue, Cecilia Street, Clara Street, Clara Street Park, Cudahy Park, Cudahy Plaza, Elizabeth Street, Live Oak Street, Los Angeles River, Lugo Park, Otis Avenue, Park Avenue Elementary School, Salt Lake Avenue, Santa Ana Street, Walnut Street, and Wilcox Avenue.
We also provide pest control in Los Angeles County.