Tips On Checking Your Texas Commercial Space For Bed Bugs
October 15, 2022
Texas brings the heat in the summer. No matter where you are in the state, this can mean a number of different pests are at their peak activity. Bed bugs are one of the worst infestations that can plague a property, and if they get into commercial property, they can spread across the whole area. Bullseye K9 Detection provides specialized Texas pest controlsolutions for bed bugs.
How To Properly Check For Bed Bugs
A lot of people think they’ll be able to spot bed bugs on their own because you can see them with the naked eye. While seeing them is possible, their cunning hiding abilities make an actual sighting tricky. In a room with bed bugs, you can:
Remove all upholstery covers or sheets to check underneath.
Check all folds, corners, and linings for burrowed-in bed bugs.
Check under floorboards with cracks.
Call us to use a trained canine to sniff them out.
Scouring endless corners and hiding spots will take all day, and it will also not always garner results. At Bullseye K9 Detection, we have dogs trained to find bed bugs wherever they’re hiding. We are the only specialized bed bug pest control in Texas.
Signs Of Bed Bugs On Furniture
Sometimes bed bugs leave signs behind, especially if they’re living on or in furniture. You can check for several signs to identify if they’re set up. Look for:
Red stains from crushed bed bugs: They will sometimes splatter the blood they’ve been drinking after being crushed.
Pen-tip-sized black spots: These are bed bug feces that can smear stains similar to ink stains.
Miniscule eggs or eggshells
Light-yellow shed skin that nymphs leave behind as they grow
Living bed bugs
As bed bugs suck blood, they leave excrement that can look like ink stains. If you crush them, they may leave behind blood spots as well. Live bed bugs aren’t always obvious, because they will dig into upholstery and remain still until they decide to go hunting for a blood meal.
What To Do If You Find A Bed Bug In Your Business
One bed bug inevitably means there are more nearby, unless you’re only catching the first that someone carried in, which is highly unlikely. If you find one in your business, you’ll most likely need expert pest control to kill bed bugs. Some tips for what to do when you find a bed bug:
Keep everything that a bed bug can hide on in the same location. Don’t start moving furniture or items from room to room.
Inform everyone who should know, especially if they’re moving from room to room.
Inspect your removed articles like jackets or shoes. Bed bugs will stow away.
Get a professional inspection.
There isn’t any guarantee that the bed bugs are only in one room. If it’s a business with people moving from room to room, you can accurately guess that other bed bugs are in other rooms. Get a professional inspection that you can trust, and don’t attempt to treat the infestation on your own.
Professional Bed Bug Control In Texas
Bed bugs are the most infamously hidden pests. It only takes one pregnant female to start a new infestation, and females reproduce daily. Seeing one means you need to check out your property and get professional bed bug control.
At Bullseye K9 Detection, we have the best way to detect bed bugs. These pests are difficult to see, so we train our dogs to sniff out these parasitic insects and ascertain their every location. A commercial property with one bed bug sighting usually means the property is secretly rife with them, and these can spread to personal properties easily. They hide in shoes, on coats, and in any fabric with a convenient fold. Much like commercial properties, there are no guaranteed DIY bed bug control techniques for your home. Give us a call to inspect your property and get same-day removal.