You can run, but you can’t hide. That’s the latest message regarding bed bugs from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Traveling from person to person in anything from bags to folds in clothes, there is virtually no way to keep them from ending up in your home.
What was limited to an East Coast infestation a few years ago is now present in all 50 states, with New Orleans ranking in the top 50 cities that are exposed to bed bug problems. The best advice from owners who have experienced an infestation: hire a qualified pest control company.
Bed bugs are small, hard to get rid of, and very efficient at traveling from place to place (and person to person). In fact, bed bugs have managed to make it all the way from the east coast to Baton Rouge. The news gets worse: not only are bed bugs present in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, but our area ranks in the top 50 cities in the nation that are exposed to bed bug infestations. Bayou Cajun Pest Control has years of experience with bed bug treatment and bed bug extermination. We can help you identify a bed bug infestation, as well as effectively treat the premises.
About bed bugs
Bed bugs are typically described as small, flat insects. They tend to hide in bedding, carpets, upholstered furniture, luggage, clothing, or any other soft surfaces. This is why they are so efficient at traveling across long distances and growing into an infestation in new cities. Bed bugs are a huge source of frustration to homeowners, renters, and hotel owners. Not only do bed bugs live in your bedding, clothing, and other soft surfaces, but they bite and feed on people and pets. Unfortunately, simply cleaning your home and washing your bedding will not resolve a bed bug problem. Bed bugs easily hide and are resistant to most attempts of 'cleaning' them away.
How to tell if you have bed bugs
The easiest way to identify a bed bug problem is by looking for the tell-tale signs of bed bugs:
small ink-like marks on bedding
small ink-like marks on furniture
an unusual odor in your bedding/soft surfaces (often described as sweet or musty)