Skip to Content
Serving the San Antonio Community

Blogs from February, 2022

bed bug inspection

Was your sleep disturbed due to a pricking pain, something similar to an insect bite? Or are you waking up to strange bumps on your skin lately? Besides bedbugs, numerous insects bite at night. These night biters can be mites, fleas, mosquitoes, lice, spiders, and ticks.
Most of these insect bite marks look alike; hence, you should first look for bedbugs and investigate further. These insects certainly don’t bite you when you’re in bed. The mosquito, for instance, will bite even if you are on the couch or in the bathroom, so if you find nothing on your bed or sofa, it’s time you check elsewhere.

1. Fleas

Fleas usually bite at the lower half of your body, usually at moist spots like the space behind the knees or elbows. If you have a furry friend in your home, fleas could be the bugs biting you at night.
Use a  vacuum to clean the carpets and mattress. Wash your pet’s bedding in hot water. If your pet is infested with fleas, ensure you visit the vet to deal with the infestation on your pet.

2. Spiders

Many spiders are nocturnal. While you are asleep, spider bites are relatively unheard of but cannot be ruled out. Spiders bite if threatened, and these tiny fellas are venomous. Their poison is not strong enough to cause serious health issues to us humans; however, it can lead to rashes, itchiness, and swelling in some cases. Spider bites are painful, and you would jump out of bed if one did bite you.

3. Mites

Mites are tiny critters that live on birds. These small insects can cause red rashes swollen skin, and it usually feels like something invisible is biting you. These bites are so minute that they most often go unnoticed or make you feel itchy for a short time.

4. Scabies

Scabies is a type of mite that causes a rash that worsens during the nights. These mites cause intense itching, and the usual culprit is sharing clothing and bedding. So if you are in college and sharing your bedding with your roommates, this could cause you sleepless nights.

5. Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes love the darkness. They can get into your home through the windows, doors, and vents. They feed on blood and hence their close affinity to humans. For example, suppose you hear humming or pricking pain at night; it’s a mosquito. The simplest way to keep mosquitoes away is by ensuring all the doors and windows have fine mesh covers. This mesh allows cross ventilation and prevents mosquitoes from entering.
Hiring a bonded pest control company in San Antonio to check if bugs or other insects bite at night is the best advice. Our pest control specialists will thoroughly inspect your home to find the root cause of your sleepless nights. Accurate Pest Control exterminators will ensure they provide a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs. 
Call Accurate Pest Control today at (726) 268-5733 or visit our website to learn more about the other home pest control services we provide. Our pest control professionals in San Antonio will ensure to put an end to your pest problems.