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Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have extraordinarily small bodies with a brown camouflage, they lay eggs everywhere, and are easily transferred, allowing them to infest entire homes and businesses. Bed bugs, often found in mattresses, bedding, clothing, furniture, and more can be recognized by the musty odor they exude, the brown and black spots on infected surfaces, blood stains on mattresses and bedding from crushed bed bugs, or their bite marks. Bed bug bites emit a burning sensation and generally are several red marks in a precise line.

Ant

Ants

Carpenter ants are only one species of ants which could infest your home or business. They have large black bodies and typically nest in wood able to retain moisture and easily accessible from the soil like wood porch structures, window frames, and door frames. You have an infestation if you see swarms of flying ants in the spring around wood structures, these are the adult ants leaving the nest to find new territory. Another sign of a carpenter ant infestation is wood dust or small piles of wood shavings found close to older damp wood.

Cockroach

Roach

The American cockroach is the largest species of cockroaches invading homes. They have a reddish brown or mahogany color with a yellow band outlining the area behind their head. Found anywhere food or moisture is present, these cockroaches are about two inches long and both the females and males can fly. They give off a musty smell and as they mature become more reddish brown. These cockroaches will hide in damp dark places.

Wasp

Wasp

There are many species of wasps, ranging from microscopic to 1 ½” in size and ranging in color from black to metallic blues and greens and from reddish-brown to dark red and orange. Most wasps have a pinched waist and two pairs of wings. Wasps will nest in several places surrounding your home including hose reels, electrical boxes, soffits, decks, in the corners of windows, under awnings and porches, attics, crawl spaces, and gas grills. If you have a colony of wasps, there could be thousands of wasps living in the nest.

Mice, Chipmunk & Rat

Rodent

Rodents are among the most adaptable and diseased critters to infest homes. They are extremely difficult to exterminate due to their rapid and constant breeding habits. Several species of rodents have the capability to squeeze into spaces much smaller than themselves, making even the smallest holes or cracks entrances to your home. Like many unwanted pests, rodents will cause severe damage to your home or business, excessive chewing and breeding will take a toll on your home’s structure.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have extraordinarily small bodies with a brown camouflage, they lay eggs everywhere, and are easily transferred, allowing them to infest entire homes and businesses. Bed bugs, often found in mattresses, bedding, clothing, furniture, and more can be recognized by the musty odor they exude, the brown and black spots on infected surfaces, blood stains on mattresses and bedding from crushed bed bugs, or their bite marks. Bed bug bites emit a burning sensation and generally are several red marks in a precise line.

Ants

Carpenter ants are only one species of ants which could infest your home or business. They have large black bodies and typically nest in wood able to retain moisture and easily accessible from the soil like wood porch structures, window frames, and door frames. You have an infestation if you see swarms of flying ants in the spring around wood structures, these are the adult ants leaving the nest to find new territory. Another sign of a carpenter ant infestation is wood dust or small piles of wood shavings found close to older damp wood.

Roach

The American cockroach is the largest species of cockroaches invading homes. They have a reddish brown or mahogany color with a yellow band outlining the area behind their head. Found anywhere food or moisture is present, these cockroaches are about two inches long and both the females and males can fly. They give off a musty smell and as they mature become more reddish brown. These cockroaches will hide in damp dark places.

Wasp

There are many species of wasps, ranging from microscopic to 1 ½” in size and ranging in color from black to metallic blues and greens and from reddish-brown to dark red and orange. Most wasps have a pinched waist and two pairs of wings. Wasps will nest in several places surrounding your home including hose reels, electrical boxes, soffits, decks, in the corners of windows, under awnings and porches, attics, crawl spaces, and gas grills. If you have a colony of wasps, there could be thousands of wasps living in the nest.

Rodent

Rodents are among the most adaptable and diseased critters to infest homes. They are extremely difficult to exterminate due to their rapid and constant breeding habits. Several species of rodents have the capability to squeeze into spaces much smaller than themselves, making even the smallest holes or cracks entrances to your home. Like many unwanted pests, rodents will cause severe damage to your home or business, excessive chewing and breeding will take a toll on your home’s structure.

How To Treat Bed Bug Bites

Identifying Bed Bug Bites

Bed bug bites are not uncommon—especially when your home is in the midst of a bedbug infestation. Finding out whether your mark is from a bed bug bite or not requires some investigation.

Our helpful guide below ensures you a speedy recovery, with our professional bed bug removal services to keep those critters at bay for years to come.

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What do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

The bites are raised and red, and have a similar appearance to bites or stings from a wide variety of other bugs and insects: mosquitoes, fleas, chiggers, ticks, centipedes, etc.

The bites can be misleading—bed bug bites can often look like spider bites due to their size and redness, and the fact that they won’t itch for several days at first, but here are some clear markers to indicate you have bed bug bites:

  • Red, itchy bumps

  • Dark center on every bump

  • Swolen area around the bump

  • Multiple bumps in rows of 3-5 bites

    • Often referred to as breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Bed bug bites vs mosquito bites vs flea bites are difficult to differentiate--if you're still unsure, consult with a doctor to professionally diagnose your marks.

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Where are the bed bug bites locatedBed Bug Bite Locations

Bed bug bites are usually located on visbile skin, including:

  • Arms and Hands
  • Legs
  • Back or behind
  • Neck
  • Face

These are the areas most often exposed while you sleep. This isn't an exclusive list: bed bugs will bite anywhere they can feed, so if you have marks on your chest, stomach, or other areas, do not immediately rule out bed bugs as the culprits.

How to get rid of bug bites

Whether you've got bed bug bites on arms, legs, or your face, you're concerned about one thing: how to make the itching stop.

We've got the bed bug bite home remedy list for you:

  • Carefully wash your bites with soap and warm water, don't scrape or break the skin
  • A cold cloth, or ice pack wrapped in a towel, can reduce swelling
  • Apply a thin paste made of baking soda and water, leave on for at least an hour (however long you need) and wash off
  • Certain essential oils have been known to help

If home remedies just are not cutting it for those bites, then you can try:

  • Applying anti-itch cream or calamine lotion to the bites
  • Consult a doctor to get a prescription pain reliever
  • Oral antihistamines reduce itching and burning

**DON'T SCRATCH BED BUG BITES**

**Scratching a bed bug bite can cause a secondary infection and could lead to bleeding, sepsis, or, in the worst possible case, death from prolonged, untreated infection.

How long do bug bites last

Bed bug bite appearance and symptoms can last anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks. Though your symptoms may fluctuate in severity, it’s important to monitor the appearance of your bites to ensure that they fully disappear and your skin recovers properly.

If you’re more sensitive to the bites then it may take you longer to fully heal, but don’t worry: you will recover and the itching will subside.

Are there Bed Bugs in Your Home?

Look around. Are there bed bugs present in your home? Is there anything to indicate the presence of some other bug you may have been bitten or stung by? If you check your bed, clothes, and furniture, and don’t see any bed bugs present, chances are high that you’re not dealing with bed bug bites. You’ll want to investigate other insects and bugs as the possible culprit.


Bite marks (the raised, red spots) don't appear until a few days after you've received the bites, and many people misidentify them as acne, rashes from their clothing, spider bites, or just blame it on their dirty sheets. This is because a few days of fasting is not a problem for bed bugs. By the time a person notices the bite marks and feels the itching and burning, the bed bugs are in hiding again. This cycle sometimes repeats for months before a resident makes the connection between the bugs and the marks on the resident's skin. Don't let that happen to you.

Bed bugs are definitely a problem that you want to get rid of once and for all the first time around.

Contact the pest removal specialists at A-Landlord for permanent results.


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