Bed Bug Treatment
Local Trained Professionals in Des Moines, IA
Diam Pest Control
Bed Bug Control Experts
Bed Bug Control is generally not something a homeowner can control, count on the experts at Diam Pest Control to do it for you! We have been providing bed bug treatment & bed bug extermination services in the Des Moines area for over 50 years!
The adult bed bug is 3/16” long, oval, flat and rusty red or mahogany in color. The bed bug is flat and thin when unfed but becomes more elongated, plump, and red when it is full of blood. Bed bugs hide in cracks and crevices during the day, preferring to rest on wood and paper surfaces instead of stone and plaster. It leaves these harborage areas at night to feed on its host which include humans, birds, dogs, and family pets. The blood meal requires three to ten minutes and usually goes unnoticed by the victim. After feeding, the bite site may become inflamed and itch severely.
Bed Bug Treatment & Extermination Services – Des Moines
WAYS TO IDENTIFY A BED BUG INFESTATION:
Bites on the skin are a poor indicator of a bed bug infestation. Bed bug bites can look like bites from other insects (such as mosquitoes or chiggers), rashes (such as eczema or fungal infections), or even hives. Some people do not react to bed bug bites at all.
A better way to identify a bed bug infestation is to look for physical signs of bed bugs. When you are changing the bed, or when you are traveling, here are some signs to look for:
- Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed
- Dark spots (about this size: •), which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would
- Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and pale yellow skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger
- Live bed bugs
Bed Bugs Solutions
It is best to find a bed bug infestation early, before the infestation spreads. Treating a small infestation is much easier than treating the same infestation after it has grown.
However, small infestations are also much tougher to find and identify. Other insects, such as carpet beetles, are sometimes mistaken for bed bugs. If you misidentify a bed bug infestation, it gives the bugs more time to spread to other areas of the house.
However, if you do find bed bugs, don’t panic. Our exterminators have over 50 years of experience treating bed bugs and other pests. Bed bug infestations are complex and treatments are best left to the professionals.