Bed Bug Control: What Every New Braunfels Homeowner Should Know

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Bed bugs can invade your house any time of the year. They are so tiny that they can hide in various parts of your home without being detected. At Gold Star Exterminators, we have provided complete pest control in New Braunfels for over 40 years and know how to tackle a bed bug infestation effectively.

Easy-To-Spot Signs Of Bed Bugs In Your Home

The average bed bug is about five millimeters long. Their exceptionally small size makes them easy to overlook. If you happen to miss these tiny insects, there are a few telltale signs that you can look out for to determine if you have bed bugs in your home. If you have bed bugs, some of the things that you may find around your house could include:

  • Dark, rust-colored fecal spots and smear marks
  • Transparent bed bug skin casings
  • Crushed bed bugs and small blood stains on your bed sheets
  • Bed bug eggs that look like tiny grains of rice
  • A strong, musty smell that resembles old, wet towels

Bed bugs reproduce at an extremely high rate. If you end up with a bed bug or two in your home, it will not take long there to be a full-blown bed bug infestation.

The Symptoms Of A Bed Bug Infestation

Having a lot of bed bugs in your home can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. While these bugs aren't known to spread diseases, they can still cause harm. When they bite your skin, they leave behind an itchy bug bite. The bite can itch so bad that it causes excessive scratching, which could lead to a skin infection. Extreme itchiness can also cause you to lose sleep, which is bad for your physical and mental health.

How Bed Bugs Find Their Way Into Our Homes

Bed bugs will inhabit almost any public area. Some of the most common places that you can come into contact with a bed bug include:

  • Hotels
  • Nursing homes
  • Office buildings
  • Storage buildings
  • Secondhand stores
  • Libraries
  • Public transportation

Bed bugs are not athletic creatures and cannot jump, but they do crawl. If you stand, sit, or walk near one, it'll crawl onto your clothing or into your bag and hitch a ride home with you.

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Home For Good

Getting rid of bed bugs on your own can seem almost impossible. If you want to eliminate every bed bug from your New Braunfels homes, give us a call today. At Gold Star Exterminators, we use state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to get rid of bed bugs in every life stage, from egg to adult.