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Could My Maine Home Be At Risk For Bed Bugs?


April 17, 2019

a very small and barely detactable bed bug crawling along the cotton linens of a maine residents home

No matter where you go and no matter what you do, bed bugs will always be a part of life. Now, whether or not they are going to be a part of your life is up to you. That’s most likely why you are here. If you are looking for ways to keep your home and life bed bug-free, you are in the right place.

Why Bed Bug Infestations Get Worse As Summer Approaches

Unlike other pests, bed bugs do not depend on the temperature outdoors to survive and thrive. However, the temperature does still affect them. Because bed bugs are hitchhiking pests, they do not invade in the way that other pests do. They do not hide outside homes and look for cracks or gaps in the foundation to get inside. Instead, they cling to anything they can and hope that the item eventually lands in a place they can settle down and call home, preferably a bed or sleeping area. This requires people who are on the move. Fewer traveling humans means fewer spreading bed bugs. Keeping in mind that we live in Maine, our winters are not generally a time for vacations and traveling. This tends to happen more in spring, summer, and fall. This is why bed bugs are more of a warm-weather pest here in Maine.

Factors That Could Put Your Home At Risk

The unfortunate reality is that, if you have people traveling in and out of your home, you are at risk of a bed bug infestation. If you have a sister that lives out of town and she visits for a week, she could bring bed bugs with her. These bed bugs could have come from the airport she flew out of or, if she drove, they could be from a hotel she stayed in on the way. This is the true danger of bed bugs, they can be practically anywhere, and could be hiding in almost anything. As a homeowner, the best thing you can do to keep bed bugs away is to keep this in mind. Keep an eye out for bed bugs if you plan on traveling. Make sure any potential visitors also know about where bed bugs hide so they can avoid bringing these bloodsucking pests with them. The more you can do to avoid bed bugs, the better.

Why Get A Professional Inspection If You Think You Have Bed Bugs

If you are having trouble sleeping and don’t know why, or have been noticing tiny raised bumps on your skin each morning, you may have bed bugs. To know for certain, the professionals here at Bug Busterzzz would like to offer our assistance. We have the tools and training needed not only to identify bed bugs in your home, but also to properly handle them in a manner that is quick, effective, and friendly. For more information on how we do this, give us a call today. Let us find a solution that best suits your needs.

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