What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small, flat, reddish-brown insects that feed on the blood of animals, preferably humans, and they can be quite difficult to get rid of. These resilient parasitic pests infest new homes or properties by hitching rides on us, our clothing, or our belongings while we travel between properties. In recent years, bed bug infestations have become an increasingly common occurrence - despite being nearly extinct back in the 1950s and ’60s. Now that they are once again a major issue for both home and business properties, it is important to have a professional pest control program in place to protect your property.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
Currently, there is no scientific research that proves bed bugs transmit dangerous diseases to humans or pets. However, while bed bugs do not pose any major threats to your health, they can still be a nuisance. Bed bugs leave itchy red bumps on the skin of their hosts, which can lead to skin infections if the area is scratched excessively. When bed bug infestations become large, it becomes even more difficult to get rid of them, especially with conventional pest control methods.
Why do I have a bed bug problem?
Ironically, bed bugs can’t invade your home without your help or the help of someone you know. The only way bed bugs invade homes is by hitching a ride on our belongings, clothing, or luggage. If you happen to travel through a home or location with an established bed bug infestation, you risk bringing one or more back home with you. This is also true for any friends you have over to your home. Even if they do not have a bed bug infestation where they live, they still may bring bed bugs onto your property.
Where will I find bed bugs?
Bed bugs infest areas where they have easy access to blood meals. They may be found in the folds of your bed sheets, in couch cushions, or hiding in your blankets. However, when it comes to bed bug infestations of a broader scope, common locations where bed bugs infest include public locations such as hotels, motels, airports, daycares, and schools.
How do I get rid of bed bugs?
Bed bugs are resistant to many common pesticides, making conventional means of pest control quite difficult to accomplish on your own. To effectively ensure that your home is protected from the nuisance and habits bed bugs create for properties, contact a professional pest control provider with your bed bug concerns.
Bug Busterzzz Pest Control is dedicated to providing you with top-of-the-line treatments and services for bed bugs, as well as many other types of common household pests. We won’t let bed bugs disrupt your peace of mind! Our pest technicians are ready to get rid of bed bugs with chemical and heat treatment options. Contact Bug Busterzzz with all your pest control needs, questions, and concerns!
How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?
When it comes to keeping bed bugs from infesting your home, the only thing you can do is try and avoid contact with bed bugs as much as possible.
A few preventative measures to take:
- Change rooms or hotels if you notice signs of bed bugs.
- Inspect your clothing, bags, and personal items for bed bugs, or their tiny white eggs, before entering your home.
- If you find bed bugs on your belongings, put these items in the washer and dryer on the highest heat setting.
- When traveling, seal all of your clothing in plastic bags.
Don’t hesitate to contact the pest experts here at Bug Busterzzz Pest Control if bed bugs are bugging you!
We used Bug Busterzzz for a rat issue (thanks to our neighbors with pigs and cows!) They were very prompt on coming out and setting up traps. They also did some spray foam under our sink. They came back weekly to reset traps and our issue is now gone! Knock on wood! Thanks Bug Busterzzz!
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