How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Denver

Bed bugs aren't merely an imaginary critter that people joke about around bedtime. They are blood-sucking parasitic insects that can make their way into virtually any building where people sleep. If you suspect you may have a bed bug problem, don't panic.

While getting rid of them on your own can be inconvenient, the pest experts at Croach® Pest Control can make the process quick and painless. Here's what you should know about bed bugs in Denver before scheduling your free inspection. For more facts about bed bugs in Denver, visit the Public Health Institute before scheduling your free inspection.

Are They Dangerous?

While the itching and loss of sleep that comes from their bites can be a nuisance, bed bugs are not considered to be a danger to most people. Still, insect bites affect individuals differently, and bed bugs are no exception. Some people may have no sign of a bite at all, while others may experience a red bump or even an allergic reaction. For most people, however, a bed bug's biggest threat is excessive itching from a bite that could lead to a secondary infection.

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How to Tell if You've Been Bitten

The most telling sign that you could have a bed bug infestation in your home are bite marks on your body. These bites most commonly resemble those of fleas or mosquitoes: a slightly inflamed, red area that itches. Since they inject a type of anesthetic as they bite into their host, people often don't realize that they have been bitten, sometimes until several days after it's happened.

Other signs include:

  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Respiratory problems, such as asthma

If you have been bitten, avoid scratching it as this could lead to infection. Instead, apply an antiseptic cream and take an antihistamine to control the itching.

Signs of Bed Bugs in Your Home

Along with bite marks on your body, there are concrete signs to be on the lookout for to determine if  you have an infestation in your Denver home. These include:

  • The bed bugs themselves; small, flat, wingless, reddish-brown insects often found in your sheets or on your mattress
  • Exoskeletons from molting
  • Excrement in your bed
  • Old blood stains on your sheets or mattress
  • A sweet, musty odor

How Did I Get Bed Bugs?

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Bed bugs have nothing to do with the cleanliness of one's home. In most circumstances, they usually spread between people who travel or are exposed to another person or place who has them. Because they are so small, they hide in and are transported on luggage, furniture, and clothing, often without people even realizing they are there until it's too late.

Although the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) doesn’t need you to report them, they do have great resources to help you fight them. Check for the latest bed bug reports in Colorado hotels and apartments for possible sources of your infestation.

Preventing a Bed Bug Infestation in Denver

The best way to handle an infestation is to prevent it from happening in the first place. You can do this by:

  • Inspecting luggage and clothing after traveling
  • Vacuuming in cracks and crevices near your bed
  • Keeping the area around your bed clutter-free

If you suspect or confirm that you have a bed bug infestation, it's important to call in professional treatment right away. Trying to eliminate them on your own can be ineffective and sometimes dangerous. While at-home insect repellents or pesticides may seem like an easy solution, many are not safe to use indoors and could cause the bugs to simply go into hiding.

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Get Rid of Bed Bugs near Denver

The experienced exterminator team at Croach® Pest Control can tackle your problem quickly, safely, and effectively. We are committed to providing each of our customers with exceptional service in a timely manner. Contact us to schedule your free inspection in the Denver area today!

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