You’ve probably heard this phrase several times and never given bed bugs a second thought. That is, until one day, you find them in your bed. If these nasty tiny insects infest your home, they can cause a lot of frustration and pain. You’ll want to eliminate them quickly because they leave small, itchy bites on your skin and make you feel “dirty.”
What is Bedbug?
Bed bugs are extremely small, measuring only five to seven millimeters in length. In size and shape, they are similar to apple seeds. These brown oval bugs are known to bite and cause itchy red bumps on the skin. They can also cause other negative health effects, such as insomnia and anemia.
It may surprise you that bed bugs are not drawn to a dirty home or food waste. Instead, they’re looking for blood. These pests cannot fly or jump, but they infiltrate countless homes yearly.
Why Bed Bugs Are Present
The most common way bed bug infestations spread is through travel, both within a country and to other countries. Bed bugs are most likely found in places with high occupancy turnovers, such as hotels, motels, and Airbnb.
Not only can you bring bed bugs home if you sleep on the beds provided in these accommodations, but bed bugs can also make their way into your luggage if you place them on the bed or any other piece of furniture during your stay.
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Another factor contributing to a bed bug infestation is the purchase of previously owned furniture or acquiring furniture from a friend or relative. It’s possible that you bought a piece of furniture without realizing it already had bed bugs or eggs ready to give you itchy bites.
Before purchasing used furniture, use a flashlight to thoroughly inspect the edges, seams, and any cracks for signs of bed bugs.
Colleges And Other Educational Settings
Bed bugs can also spread in educational facilities such as schools, universities, and even daycare centers. This is one of the most popular methods. Because these insects are so easily transmitted through clothing and other cloth-based materials, your children may unknowingly bring them home from school or when they visit from college.
When your children return home, they will immediately flop down on the sofa or climb into bed, and what do you think they will do? Bed bugs have recently discovered a new environment to live, feed, and infest.
What Should You Do If You Have Bed Bugs?
Call a pest control service immediately if you think you have a bed bug problem. It is best to leave the removal of bed bugs in your home or office to the professionals. Our expert exterminators will conduct a thorough inspection to ensure that you receive personalized treatment. We are excited to provide the best service possible to get rid of these annoying insects. Call The Pest Bros today for a free estimate and to set up an appointment!