Bed Bugs – What do they look like

Bed Bugs – What do they look like?

Adult bed bugs typically are:

Close to the size of an apple seed

Long and brown, an oval shaped body that is normally flat if it has not fed recently

If they have fed recently they are more balloon like in a reddish brown color

They have a smelly musty-sweetish odor that is produced through glands on the lower side of the body

Young bed bugs sometimes called nymphs typically are:

Smaller, whitish yellow in color or sometimes translucent

If they have not fed recently they can be very hard to see

Bed bugs over all are:

Tiny like the size of a pinhead

Pearl white in color

Marked by an eye spot if more than 5 days old

Sureguard offers Bed Bug Control in the Dallas, Lancaster, Red Oak Area. Serving DFW and Waco.

Black Widow

5 Surprising Facts About Black Widows

It’s summer time in North Texas and that means spider season. We have seen a big rise in the amount of black widows in and around peoples homes. Here are 5 surprising facts about black widows that you need to know.

1. Black widow venom is in fact 15 times stronger than rattlesnake venom. Yikes!

2. Female black widows are about twice as big as males and significantly more venomous.

3. Part of the venom is comprised of  alpha-latrotoxin which  basically takes over the victim’s nervous system. It is capable of killing a human and can definitely kill a pet.

4. Black widows are actually “shy” spiders and are known to bite only when they feel there is a significant threat. They can choose to bite without releasing venom as its metabolically costly for them to replace it.

5. Black widows are active when the temperatures are 70 degrees or hotter meaning summertime is the perfect time for them to be hiding out in your garages and attics.

If you are experiencing problems with black widows or other spiders, let Sureguard Termite and Pest Services take care of the problem for you.

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