Bat Bug or Bed Bug, What Do I Have? Here’s some ID Tips

Bed bugs have been a growing problem in many parts of the U.S. in recent years. While bat bugs haven’t been in the news as much as bed bugs, they’re another nuisance that SC homeowners should be aware of. How do you know if you need a bat bug or bed bug exterminator? Here’s some information that will help you tell the difference between the two.

Bats and Bat Bugs

Do you have bats in your home? Bat bugs need these mammals around in order to survive. The good news is that if you don’t have bats, then you don’t have a bat bug infestation. These pests don’t target humans, although they might bite by accident if they move into living areas. Bat bugs rely on bats for sustenance. Without them around, they’re unable to thrive and reproduce.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs and bat bugs do have a similar look, so it’s not difficult to understand how homeowners can get the two mixed up. They both have shorter, broader heads and similar coloring. They’re also roughly the same size. Bed bugs tend to be found in living areas, such as bedrooms and living rooms. They usually bite during the night in order to feed on human blood. If you have bed bugs in your home, you’re likely to notice small bite marks on your skin. These bites might itch or cause irritation, depending on how sensitive you are to bed bug bites.

Whether you have bat bugs or bed bugs, it’s important to eliminate these pests from your home. Professional pest control experts can do this safely.

If you have bat bugs or bed bugs in your home, don’t wait to get help! Island Pest Control can provide you with a bat bug or bed bug exterminator to rid your home of these pests. Contact us to learn more about our pest control services, including our free 58-point pest analysis.