What’s the worse thing, besides your Tinder date, to find in your bed at 2 a.m.?
Well, the worst thing you can find in your bed at 2 a.m. is a bed bug. That’s right, finding just one bed bug in your bed should send you screaming to the phone dialing our number.
We know lots of people who have had to deal with bed bugs, and we can tell you that there are some pretty horrifying stories. Stories so bad that you will shed a tear should you hear them.
Getting a root canal is pretty bad, so is passing a kidney stone, and a visit from your mother-in-law is no frolic through the park either. But a bed bug infestation tops them all, and not in a good way.
And for the record, it doesn’t matter where or how you got bed bugs, when it happens the only goal is to get rid of them. Earthwise Pest Management, your pest control company in Sacramento, offers the horrors of bed bugs.
The Horror Stories
As soon as you tell a friend or colleague about your bed bug problem, you will be told the horror stories about bed bugs. For some reason, mention bed bugs and people feel compelled to tell you the nastiest stories about bed bugs, unidentified rashes and odd smells.
In fact, bring up bed bugs at work and you will spend the rest of the day listening to stories about festering spider bites, maggot infestations and oozing sores. Apparently, bed bugs bring out the worst in people.
Your Doctor Can’t Help
Doctors don’t know what bed bug bites look like, and that is because it looks like a rash or hives maybe. If anything, your doctor will just give you ointment and send you on your way.
You Might Be Allergic to Them
If this is the case, then expect to break out in huge, red, itchy rashes. Yup, if you are unlucky enough to be allergic to bed bugs, your experience with them will be even worse than most.
Apartment Complexes are Pretty Harsh
If you are the person who brought the bed bugs home in the first place, some apartment managers will have you pay for everybody’s treatment. That can be one huge bill.
Bed Bugs are Expensive
In addition to the actual treatment of bed bugs, there are other expenses that you have to consider. For example, you will be doing a lot of laundry as everything in your house will need to be washed. Bed sheets, blankets, curtains, bath towels and clothes are just a few of the things in your house that you will be washing after a bed bug infestation.
You will spend a small fortune on cleaning supplies. Bed bugs make you feel gross, so you will spend a week scrubbing everything down in your house.
You will be replacing items that just cannot be saved. For example, you might have to buy a new bed and you will be buying new sheets, new clothes and probably new pajamas.
If the bed bug infestation is really bad, you might have to pay for electrical repairs and a hotel room to stay in while the bugs are being eradicated.
Treatments for bed bugs require a lot of prep work. You will probably have to remove anything meltable, perishable or electrical from your home. This will prove to be a labor-intensive task.
They’re Everywhere, Not Just in Your Bed
Bed bugs get into your electrical systems, on your ceiling and even in your closet. You are not safe from them anywhere in your house.
Poo, Poo Everywhere
Just like any other biological creature, bed bugs must evacuate waste from their bodies. That is the least scientific term we could come up with without being totally disgusting.
Unfortunately, bed bug poo is disgusting because it’s all over the place.
You can see their poo, and what’s worse is the realization that their waste is basically your blood.
Just One Bug
Even if all you see is just one bed bug, it’s game over, man. Bed bugs spread worse than a bad rumor about you at work. If you see one, it means there must be hundreds or thousands of them in your house.
If you spot a bed bug, give Earthwise Pest Management a call right away.