Do we have both fleas and bed bugs?
Question: We have indoor/outdoor cats and dogs, and fleas happen every year like clockwork. This year we've done some traveling and ran into bed bugs on the road. We took major precautions to not bring them into the house, to the point of throwing out suitcases, bleaching and sanitizing items, etc. But now when we wake up and find a bite on one of us we do not know what we're dealing with. Can Orkin help us figure this out and treat it?
Answer: Your issue could possibly be bed bugs. Traveling is a good way to bring them into your home. The best way to make sure though is to get a comprehensive bed bug inspection done. An Orkin Certified Bed Bug Specialist will come to your home, conduct an inspection, assess the situation, and develop a customized treatment plan based on science that best meets your needs. Call us today to schedule this inspection.
Although this refers more to apartments, you can get more information on how to control bed bugs by reading this page
Question: For a couple weeks now, I've noticed itchy marks that look and feel like mosquito bites on my arms, but I haven't spent time outside. I live in MA and spend most time indoors because I have a 4-month-old daughter. Tonight, for the first time, I was able to look at the enemy. It was dark and I felt something on my skin, so I held my phone up to it. It was so tiny, I could hardly see it. Also, it was yellowish but with more of a see-through appearance. I wasn't able to capture a photo of the bug, but I sent a few pictures of a couple bites. I'm terrified of bugs and have been up all night searching for answers. If you could help me at all, point me in the right direction, or at least rule some things out, you would be giving me much needed relief. Could it be bed bugs?
Answer: Well, the description does not fit bed bugs. What about fleas? Is there a pet dog or cat in the house? I wonder if the bites are coming from fleas.