Category Archives: Bed Bug Education

Are bed bug bites dangerous?

Have you recently woken up covered in bed bug bites?

Curious if those itchy red bites are dangerous or post a health risk?

The answer is no, but that doesn’t mean a bed bug bite couldn’t fester into something worse.  Due to the intense itching associated with bed bug bites, it is possible you could create an infection, which would require a visit to the doctor.  Most bed bug bites can be treated with any over the counter antipruritic topical cream or ointment.  Combined with daily cleaning and application of your anti-itch cream, your bed bug bites should be gone within a couple of weeks. The important thing is to resist the urge to itch!  That’s how infections are created, and if you already have a compromised immune system, are elderly, or extremely sensitive to bug bites, itching will only prolong the misery.  So to reiterate, bed bugs aren’t dangerous, they’re just really, really, gross!

So call the experts at Bye Bye Bed Bug if you’ve woken up with bed bug bites.

What are the best anti-itch over the counter medications?

What does the Center for Decease Control say about bed bug bites?

Natural Remedies for bed bug bites and itchy irritated skin.

What to do if you have bed bugs.

Breakdown of bed bug resistance to chemical treatments & pesticides.

As we’ve been preaching for years now, the over use of chemical treatments for the past few decades have not only subjected your family and pets to dangerous pesticides, but they’ve helped create a “super” bed bug.  These new bread of bed bugs, that have made a resurgence since almost full eradication in the 1950’s, are able to shake off a majority of the pesticides that commercial exterminators currently use.  As we’ve said all along, using a heat based eradication method is the only way to go when combatting a bed bug infestation, because there’s no such thing as a heat resistant bed bug.

Chemical Treatments for bed bugs no longer work and are dangerous!

So if you find yourself covered in bed bug bites each morning, or have come across some of there skins or droppings, please contact the pro’s over at Bye Bye Bed Bugs.  Providing Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Clairemont, Mission Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, North County, and greater San Diego area with heat based bed bug extermination services.

Check out this article about the recent immunity bed bugs have built up against traditional chemical or pesticide treatment methods.

What do bed bug droppings look like?

What do bed bug droppings look like?

Bed bugs have had a resurgence in recent years and combatting them has become a strenuous effort.  For years bed bug exterminators relied heavily on chemical based bed bug eradication, but that only added to the problem because it allowed bed bugs to build up a resistance or immunity to most chemical treatments.  Our San Diego bed bug extermination company applies a heat based bed bug eradication method that is guaranteed to work on the first application.  Although bed bugs have build up a resistance to pesticides, there’s no such thing as a heat resistant bed bug.

If you fear that you’re bed has been taken over by a bed bug infestation, there are a few steps you can take to verify a bed bug problem exists and just how bad the infestation may be.  First inspect your mattress, bed frame, and adjacent furniture like night stands, etc, for any bed bug skins that may have been shed during their molting process.  These skins look just like a bed bug, but obviously skins have a transparent appearance to them.   Also, look for any blood stains from gorged bed bugs or bugs that have been crushed during their feeding.

What do bed bug droppings look like?

One of the most common signs of a bed bug infestation are the dropping they leave behind that are rust colored because their poop is your digested blood.  These tiny red or rust colored dots can be found in small clusters on your bedding or mattress.  When checking your mattress, make sure you look for bed bug droppings in the corners of your mattress as well as the creases of your mattress.  Make sure you also inspect your box spring, because bed bugs love a dark place where they can’t be disturbed and will often times stake out a place in the box springs.

If you’ve recently woken up with small bites on your body, have found shed bed bug skins, bed bug droppings, or actual live bed bugs, please contact Bye Bye Bed Bugs today!  Our local San Diego based extermination company will arrange an inspection of your home and provide you with a detailed eradication process we can provide.  It doesn’t matter where in San Diego County you live, either!  Over the past decade, our bed bug extermination company has serviced homes, condos, apartments, and hotels in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Clairemont, Mission Valley, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Rancho Bernardo, and elsewhere in the greater San Diego area.

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