Typically, they’re reddish brown in color and only about 4.5 millimeters when they’re full grown, which is smaller than a centimeter. Their small size and dark color can sometimes make them hard to find. If you think you may have an infestation, keep an eye out for eggs, fecal matter, and clear exoskeleton casings. Sometimes, when beds and other pieces of furniture have an infestation, you can smell something similar to rotten raspberries.
How do You Get Bed Bugs?
Once you have a few bed bugs, the infestation can grow and spread quickly. If disturbed, bed bugs will disperse, finding more obscure places to hide that are harder to treat. If you live in El Paso and think you have an infestation, you should call a professional pest control company right away.
What Kind of Bed Bug Treatment Do We Use?
With a heat bed bug treatment, you only have to remove aerosol cans. Heat is effective for killing bedbugs without the harsh effects of chemicals. Bed bugs can’t withstand high temperatures, so the heat will kill them and their eggs. You can place bedding, luggage, sheets, and clothing in a “hot box,” which keeps these items at a heat higher than the lethal temperature for bed bugs for a sustained amount of time.