What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are external parasites with flat and oval-shaped bodies about 1/4 of an inch long. They don't have wings and will become swollen and a reddish color after taking a blood meal. Bed bugs are common home-invading pests but also among the most challenging to eliminate, often re-infesting if not appropriately treated. Learn the most effective bed bug control techniques in this guide.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
While you might think bed bugs in your home are dangerous because they feed on blood, they are not considered dangerous to people. Bed bugs aren't known to spread diseases but can cause irritation with the itchy bites they leave. They can also make it difficult for people to sleep, leading to other difficulties in daily life.
Why do I have a bed bug problem?
If you have a bed bug problem in your home, it may be frustrating to learn that you or someone else likely brought them inside. Bed bugs usually infest by hitchhiking from public places experiencing an infestation such as schools, offices, gyms, restaurants, theaters, buses, trains, and other high-traffic public areas. Bed bugs may also get into a home on secondhand furniture and other items.
Where will I find bed bugs?
Because of their name, many people might think you'll only find bed bugs near beds and sleeping areas. But the reality is bed bug infestations can quickly grow and spread into just about every room of a house, hiding in crevices of appliances, electrical receptacles, seams of curtains, between flooring, behind baseboards, furniture joints, and many other places.
If you believe you have a bed bug infestation in your home, you should contact Anderson pest control professionals to perform a home pest inspection to confirm and help you with the necessary treatments.
How do I get rid of bed bugs?
Bed bug control isn't something you can do on your own, not because you aren't capable, but because of how challenging these pests are to eliminate. To get rid of a bed bug infestation effectively, you need to treat all stages of their life cycles, but as mentioned above, bed bugs seek shelter in tiny cracks and crevices that are hard to reach, which is where they also lay their eggs.
Instead of wasting time and money trying to do it yourself, only to experience a reinfestation, let our team at Priority Pest And Contracting Inc assist. Our residential and commercial bed bug control services can utilize liquid treatments applied to single rooms; however, we find treating the entire home yields the most effective results.
You can find out more about our services by calling Priority Pest And Contracting, Inc. today!
How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?
Not only are bed bugs challenging to get rid of, but they are also difficult to prevent because of how they infest. However, you can reduce the likelihood of an infestation happening in your home by using these tips:
- When traveling, don't put your belongings on the floor in a hotel or motel room; always use a luggage rack and inspect the room before bringing your belongings inside.
- Keep bags, jackets, and other items off the ground in public spaces.
- Inspect any secondhand goods and clean them before bringing them inside.
You can also use bed bug covers on mattresses and box springs on all beds in your home to help keep infestations from spreading.
To get rid of a bed bug infestation and prevent them from returning, you need dependable pest control, so contact Priority Pest And Contracting, Inc. today!
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