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Don't Let Them Bite Our Community

by Michelle N. on 4/27/2017 2:12:00 PM

 

What do bed bugs look like?

  • Reddish-brown in color
  • Flat
  • Oval-shaped
  • 3/16-inch long
  • About the size of an apple seed


What should I look for?
They often leave behind tiny, rust-colored stains that have a syrup-like smell, similar to soda pop. Look for these telltale stains:

  • On mattress tags and seams
  • On ceilings
  • Under seat cushions
  • Behind headboards
  • In tiny cracks and crevices
  • Around light switches


Where should I look?
Bed bugs like to settle close to their food source –you. During the day, they don’t live in the bed, but often hide within a five-foot radius of the bed:

  • Under mattresses
  • Under bed frames
  • Near baseboards
  • Behind picture frames
  • In night stands
  • Under buckling wallpaper or carpet
  • Areas with excessive heat or moisture
     

How can I help reduce the chance of bed bugs?

  • Clear clutter, which makes bed bugs harder to find or treat.
  • If you receive second-hand furniture, make sure you’re not getting bed bugs along with it by inspecting for the aforementioned signs.
  • Do not bring discarded furniture into your residence – there’s a reason it was left by, or in, the dumpster.
  • Inspect your luggage after traveling, and for an extra precaution, dry your clothes on high heat.
  • Inspect your residence regularly – especially after move-in or trips.
     

What should I do if I think I have an infestation?

Notify your property manager immediately.