May 17, 2019
Today we are going to play a little game. If you are an expert on bed bugs, you might just come out with a perfect score.
To play this game, all you have to do is try to answer the following questions. If you get the answer right you win a point. It’s that simple. Shall we begin?
Question One: What does a bed bug's body look like?
A. Circle Shaped and Black
B. Oval Shaped and Reddish Brown
C. Triangle Shaped and Blue.
If you guessed B, you are correct. Bed bugs are easily identified by their reddish-brown, oval-shaped bodies.
Question Two: Where are you most likely to find bed bugs?
A. Around sewers
B. On your pets
C. In areas with lots of travelers.
The correct answer to this one is C. Because bed bugs are hitchhiking pests that use people as their mode of transportation, they are most commonly found in areas where there are lots of "travelers" such as hotels, airports, and schools.
Question Three: What does a bed bug bite look like?
A. Large and black and blue like a bruise
B. Two small holes with swelling around them
C. Tiny, red, and often in a group of three.
The right answer to this question is C. Bed bug bites tend to match their size. Most often bed bug bites can be found in a zig-zag pattern or a straight line across the skin.
Question Four: Where do bed bugs hide in homes?
A. Inside cracks and crevasses around sleeping areas
B. Inside food cupboards
C. In potted plants
Whether it is in a fold of your mattress, or a crack in your floor, bed bugs will hide wherever they can keep out of sight and mind, so if you guessed A, you were right.
Question Five: What signs do bed bugs leave behind?
A. Droplets of dried blood around sleeping areas
B. Tiny black dots of fecal matter
C. White almost see-through egg casings
D. All of the above
If you answered D, you are absolutely right. All of the above are signs of a bed bug infestation.
Bonus Question: Does your home currently have a bed bug infestation?
A. I don’t know
B. I’m starting to think it does
C. I’m positive of it
Of course, this last question does not have a correct answer, but it does bring us to one final bed bug related question. Is your home currently in need of professional bed bug treatments? If your answer to this is yes or I don’t know, we highly recommend giving the professionals here at Spencer Pest Services a call. We will send a pest technician your way ASAP to inspect your home for bed bugs and get it the treatment it needs, if necessary.