Although they seem to be the “bug du jour” these days, bed bugs have feasted on sleeping humans for thousands of years. The reddish brown, wingless insects are about the size of an apple seed. Your risk of encountering bed bugs increases if you spend time in places with a high turnover of guests – such as hotels or hospitals. They don’t normally stay on humans after they feed, but might take refuge in clothes or nearby luggage.
Bed bug bites can be difficult to distinguish from other insects but generally are red and itchy spots arranged in an uneven line or cluster and located on the face, neck, arms and hands. Did you know that it is a myth that bed bugs are a sign of uncleanliness? They don’t care. All they need is a warm host and plenty of hiding spots!
HomeTeam Pest Defense provides traditional pest control services as well as treatment for bed bug infestations. When traveling, keep these tips in mind to protect yourself and your home.
The reddish brown, wingless insects are about the size of an apple seed.
Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.
Cockroaches are typically dark brown in color and as long as 1½-inches in length.
Oh that unmistakable sound... a cricket is hiding somewhere!
Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.
Grasshoppers are known for their long hind legs which they use to make a chirping sound.
June bugs get their name from the time of year they emerge from the ground. They are blackish or reddish brown in color.
The ladybug is also known as 'ladybird' or 'lady beetle' and is typically 7 millimeters in size.
Moths are known for their distinctive pair of wings, which are drab in color and typically resemble earth tones like brown, white, gray or black.