At Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, we get a lot of questions about bed bugs and how we treat these for pests. In fact, we have been getting a lot of calls from property owners and managers in Honolulu and Oahu that we thought we’d take a moment and answer a few of the more frequently asked bed bug questions.
Q: Do bed bugs pose a health risk?
A: Bed bugs are not known to spread disease but excessive scratching of a bed bug bite(s) can lead to secondary skin infections in some cases. More importantly, bed bug infestations can cause significant stress and embarrassment and if not addressed right away, could lead to high remediation costs.
Q: What are the signs of a bed bug infestation?
A: Signs or symptoms of a bed bug problem include:
Small bites on arms, legs, face and other body parts (usually noticed upon waking)
Blood spots on the mattress or sheets
Live bed bugs in the folds of the mattress, in bed sheets or underneath the mattress. You may also find bed bugs in nightstands and other furniture.
Shed bed bug skins (also called exoskeletons)
Q: Will throwing out the mattress get rid of the bed bug problem?
A: If only it were that simple! Unfortunately tossing your mattress only gets rid of the bed bugs that were occupying that item; it does not address the whole infestation. Contrary to their name, bed bugs do not just contain their activity to beds but will actually hide in other furniture including upholstered items, between cracks in flooring, behind artwork and other wall hangings, even in electrical outlets and electronics. To get rid of bed bugs you should seek help from a pest control company that specializes in bed bug control.
If you are worried about bed bugs in your home or business, contact Sandwich Isle today! Offering comprehensive bed bug control in Honolulu, our services include bed bug dog inspections and bed bug heat treatments. With Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions on the job, you can sleep tight, knowing the bed bugs won’t bite!