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What Do I Do About Bed Bugs In My Orange County, CA Home?

a bed bug crawling on human skin

Typically, the first indication of a bed bug problem is your family waking up with bites on their skin. But bites can come from several types of insects, and it often takes some time to realize they might be coming from an insect inside the house. Whether you have seen a bed bug in your home or you are trying to determine if they are the problem, this article is for you.

We'll start by explaining the signs to look for that can help you verify bed bugs are the culprits. We'll also answer some of the most common questions people have about bed bugs, such as whether or not they are dangerous and how they get inside in the first place. Learn more about effective bed bug control in Orange County, CA, including how to get rid of these insects quickly, with the experts at The PEST Group.

How Can I Be Sure It's Bed Bugs In My Home?

Insect bites alone aren't enough to confirm an infestation of bed bugs, as they can easily be from other bugs. But there are several signs you can check for to verify they are the problem pest, including:

  • Bed bug bites tend to be in clusters or zig-zag lines of three to five bites.
  • Check your bedding and upholstery for small reddish-brown fecal spots.
  • Small spots of blood may appear on the sheets from the bugs feeding.
  • You may notice transparent, off-white empty egg shells and molt skins.

If you notice more than one of these bed bug signs, contact us today at The PEST Group. Our pest management professionals can perform a thorough inspection to confirm which problem pests you have and help you eliminate them.

Is It Dangerous To Have Bed Bugs In My House?

The answer to this question is more complex than yes or no. Bed bugs do not spread diseases or inject venom when they bite. Physically, the only threat the bites pose is when people scratch the itchy welts too much, leaving themselves vulnerable to secondary infections.

But a bed bug infestation can take its toll mentally. These insects can cause a lot of anxiety, stress, and sleepless nights when you are sharing your bed with them. Reach out to us today at The PEST Group to learn how we can quickly eradicate these insects from your home and restore your peace of mind.

Why Do I Have Bed Bugs In My House?

When homeowners are dealing with an infestation, one of the most common questions is, "What causes bed bugs?" The answer may surprise you. Bed bugs are brought into the home by people. The following list describes some common ways these hitchhikers find a way into a house:

  • In a suitcase following a hotel stay
  • Children can pick them up at school 
  • On secondhand furniture
  • From a nearby apartment

If these sneaky pests have found a way into your home, The PEST Group is here to evict them. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule your free inspection.

How Do I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In My House Fast?

The most efficient and effective way to get rid of bed bugs is to team up with the pros at The PEST Group. Whether you have a widespread infestation or are just seeing the first signs, our bed bug services will eradicate this pest from your home. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection and get back to having a restful night's sleep.

Our certified pest experts will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. Simply fill out this form for a free, no-obligation estimate.