Bed Bug Control

Bed Bug 3Since the mid-'90s, bed bug infestations have become increasingly common. Their growing resistance to insecticides makes them a particularly stubborn pest. Indiana Pest Control has the experience necessary to completely eradicate even the most persistent bed bug populations.

Dangers of Bed Bugs in your Lafayette Home

Bed bugs are parasitic insects, and they feed exclusively on the blood of their hosts. Humans, livestock, and pets are all suitable targets for a hungry bed bug. They eat mainly at night, punching their long beaks into the skin and withdrawing several drops of blood. While bed bugs generally do not transmit diseases, their bites are itchy and painful. They can also leave uncomfortable rashes on the skin of those with allergies.

The bite marks left by bed bugs are a good sign that your home is infested. However, reactions to these bites vary. Some people may not show visible symptoms of bed bug bites for several weeks. The best way to tell whether your home is infested is to look for the bed bugs themselves. Adult bed bugs are flat, brown, and oval shaped. After they feed, they swell up and become more red in color. Bed bugs often leave reddish excrement stains on bedding and walls, and these can also serve as early signs of an infestation.

Characteristics of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small and flat enough to enter the home through almost any crack or crevice. They often spread throughout houses and apartment complexes using ventilation systems. Bed bugs can also get into residences by hitching a ride on used furniture, clothing, and other infested items.

Bed bugs are difficult to get rid of without professional assistance. If your home is infested with bed bugs, call Indiana Pest Control for a free quote. We can get rid of these insects and their eggs for good. We servicing Layfayette and the surrounding area for more than 20 years.