What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small parasitic pests that earn their name for their love of invading sleeping spaces. Bed bugs are drawn to areas with plenty of carbon dioxide, something that humans emit when sleeping, as they primarily feed on their victims while they sleep. Bed bugs are approximately the same size and shape as an apple seed, dark red or black in color, and difficult to get rid of once they move onto your property.
Bed bug infestations often go unnoticed in the early stages of an infestation, and professional bed bug control becomes essential to totally eradicate this troublesome pest.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
Bed bugs don’t transmit diseases to humans, but they are still problematic to encounter, especially in large numbers. Bed bug bites may be itchy and uncomfortable, and they may trigger allergic reactions such as swelling and rashes in certain individuals. Scratching bed bug bites may result in secondary infections, and dealing with a bed bug infestation often results in insomnia, anxiety, and stress in many individuals.
Local pest control for bed bugs is the easiest way to combat infestations of this pest and avoid these dangers.
Why do I have a bed bug problem?
Most bed bug problems start with these pests hiding in the luggage, bags, and clothing of an unsuspecting individual and hitchhiking their way back to a home or business to infest. Bed bugs are notorious for hiding out and waiting until they reach a safe location to emerge, which is why many infestations go unnoticed until they are widespread.
Where will I find bed bugs?
Bed bugs are commonly found in areas with high traffic, such as hotels, airports, public transportation, and schools or libraries. Once they invade your property, you will see them on sheets, mattresses, pillows, and in bedroom furniture, in addition to the seam of furniture, on fabrics, in appliances, and even gathered in electrical outlets.
How do I get rid of bed bugs?
The best way to get rid of bed bugs is by skipping DIY remedies and contacting Explorer Pest Management. Our experts will provide you with bed bug control techniques for your home or business that effectively remove all traces of this pest and return your property to safety. With our help, your property will be free of bed bugs and the stress they cause in no time.
Contact us today to learn more or request a free consultation.
How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?
Prevent future bed bug problems by following our expert tips below to avoid accidentally picking up infestations of this biting pest:
- Elevate your bags and luggage when possible on public transportation and in hotels or motels to stop bed bugs from crawling inside overnight.
- Vacuum-seal your clothing when traveling to stop bed bugs from hiding inside and riding home with you.
- Always check for signs of bed bugs, such as reddish staining, unpleasant odors, and bed bug sightings when staying away from home.
- Ensure all second-hand furniture and appliances are free from bed bugs before moving the items into your home.
- Declutter, vacuum, and dust interior spaces often to make it more difficult for bed bugs to hide and to catch an infestation before it becomes widespread.
Reach out to Explorer Pest Management right away if you suspect bed bugs are invading. We’ll provide you with bed bug prevention advice and the treatment solutions you need to reclaim your property.