Do you notice a skin rash or the smell of rotting raspberries? Then you might have a bed bug problem! Bed bug bites can cause skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. If you smell the scent of rotting raspberries then that means a massive infestation of bed bugs has taken place. Don’t wait to call a pest control company that you can trust right away!
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs were almost eradicated in the developed works in the early 1940s, but they have made a big comeback since 1995! This could be due to pesticide resistance, international travel, or many other reasons.
These pests are parasitic insects, and the best known bed bug is the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius. They are a part of the cimicid family that feeds exclusively on blood. A bed bug can survive on domestic cat or dog blood, but humans are the preferred host of the common bed bug.
A bed bug only needs to be attached to its host for a short period of time. Once done feeding, the critter will relocate to a place close to the host for future feedings in a group of adults, juveniles, and eggs.
Bed bugs can be found in many areas of your home and business, including:
- Inside vehicles
- Inside electrical sockets
- Near laptops
- Near animals, like bats, birds, or rodents.
And of course, your bed is another place you can uncover these creatures!
Contact A & J Pest Control Today!
Don’t let bed bugs drive you out of your home or business! A & J Pest Control is a family-owned and operated business with over two decades of pest control experience.
We serve all over the Central Illinois area, accept all major credit cards, and require no annual contracts! Contact us online or call us at 309-360-7422 now to request your appointment!
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We can inspect and treat residential and commercial properties for many types of pests, including termites, bed bugs, spiders, and ants! For a list of other pests we can control, check out our Bug-o-Pedia!