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Mattresses are a common hiding place for bed bugs-Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

When bed bugs infest your home, more often than not the infestation begins in and around your mattress.

Mattresses are the most common sites of bed bug infestation, and due to this preventing and removing bed bugs from your mattress is often a big part of treatment processes.

But why is the mattress so commonly infested? Put shortly, this is because the mattress serves to provide bed bugs with a secluded, dark hiding space that is also in close proximity to a source of blood. This creates the perfect environment for bed bug activity.

But how do bed bugs get onto your mattress to begin with?

 Bed bugs can gain access to your mattress in a variety of ways. Most commonly, bed bugs gain access to your home due to travel or by infesting used bedding, storage, or furniture that is then brought into the home.

You can probably imagine the scenarios in which this could occur. Coming in from a long trip, many people will bring their luggage into their bedroom before unpacking. If even a single bed bug has travelled inside the luggage, it could spread to the mattress. Once an infestation has begun, it is only a matter of time before a substantial population exists in the room.

If bed bugs have infested my mattress, how will I know?

Bed bugs are troublesome pests, and for this reason it is usually fairly easy to tell if they are active in your home. The first sign of their presence is usually the uncomfortable, red bite marks that they leave behind. It is important to note, however, that not everyone will react the same way to these bites. For some people, the bites will not show up for up to two days, and sometimes not at all.

If you start to see bites, you should investigate the mattress to identify other signs of bed bug activity. You can search around the mattress seams, beneath the bedding, and around the frame for signs of live bed bugs. Other common signs of their activity include:

  • Brown fecal stains, usually on the mattress itself
  • Small blood stains dotted on the sheets and linens
  • Cream colored egg shells beneath the mattress

Finding one or more of these signs can give you a good indication that bed bugs are active in your home. If you have identified clear signs of bed bug activity, you should call in a licensed pest control company to inspect your home as soon as possible.

How can I get rid of the bed bugs in my mattress?

 It is important to stress that, when it comes to bed bugs, professional assistance is almost always a requirement. Home remedies against bed bugs are generally ineffective, and most DIY treatment products only take care of a portion of the population.

Any effective bed bug treatment aims for 100% eradication. If any bed bugs are allowed to survive, they will eventually return in the future after rebuilding their population. To achieve the necessary level of treatment, it is usually necessary to employ professional grade pesticide treatments or to use a heat treatment method

Heat treatments can be very effective for mattresses because they are guaranteed to completely eradicate the population by raising the temperature to a point that is fatal to any bed bug.

 Pesticide treatments for bed bugs can also be very effective. The products designed to target bed bugs are complex, and are completely safe to homeowners when used per the instructions of the pest technician.

 Which treatment method is best for your home varies depending on a variety of environmental and situational factors. A skilled pest technician can use information gathered via inspection to formulate a safe, effective treatment plan for your home, and therefore your best option is to consult with your pest control provider.

What steps can I take to prevent future infestation?

When it comes to keeping your mattress bed bug free, the best option is to take preventative measures to avoid the situation to begin with. Homeowners should be cautious to avoid unintentionally bringing bed bugs into the home. To reduce the probability of bed bugs infesting your home, you should remember to: 

  • Inspect all luggage before bringing it into the home
  • Carefully check any used furniture and bedding linens
  • Reduce clutter in your home
  • Regularly clean linens, carpets, and furniture

These steps will help you to avoid inadvertently introducing bed bugs into your home. Homeowners should also schedule with their pest control provider for regular inspections. These inspections can often identify infestations in their early stages, and make the treatment process much simpler.

 If you are a Panama City homeowner in need of treatment solutions for bed bugs or any other pest, Arrow Pest Service is your best option! We have decades of experience serving as a leading pest provider, and this has given us a great deal of insight into how to effectively treat pests. Our treatment options are fast, effective, and affordable, and all of them are covered by our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee!

 So make pest problems a thing of the past, call us today at 850-874-1900!

 Here’s to YOU living PEST FREE!

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How to inspect for bed bugs, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

We have spoken at length about how important regular inspections are in the effort to keep your home pest free, but it is not often discussed how particular pests can be identified via inspection.

Bed bugs are an infamous pest, and if they are in your home it is extremely important to identify the evidence of their activity before they are able to establish a large infestation. The truth is, the signs of bed bug activity are very different from those of other pests, and you may need a skilled pest technician to identify evidence of their presence.

So the question is: what signs do pest technicians look for during an inspect, and why are inspections so important?

Because bed bugs grow to less than 5mm in length, they can squeeze into even the smallest cracks and crevices. This can make it difficult to identify signs of their activity. When a technician is inspecting your home, they are looking for signs leftover from bed bug activity rather than just the pests themselves.

Bed bugs often leave behind small brownish-black spots on pillows, mattresses, and linens, and these can help to lead the technician to the source of the infestation. Once they have checked in the more commonly infested spaces, a technician will also look in more unusual areas such as in boxes, around furniture, lamps, children’s toys, and anywhere else that could be harboring pests.

These types of inspections are very important because they allow the technician to gather information with which they can formulate a targeted treatment plan for your home. The location and severity of an infestation can play a large role in how it is dealt with, so you want to make sure that any company you call in is one that is committed to this critical step in treatment.


At Arrow Pest Service, we have decades of experience identifying and treating bed bug infestations! Our technicians are trained professionals, and we start every treatment process with a thorough inspection that allows us to determine the most effective way to tackle your pest problems!


So if you are dealing with bed bugs, don’t wait! Call us today at 850-874-1900!


Here’s to YOU living pest free!

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So if you need help with bed bugs, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

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