Bed bugs are no longer the subject of nursery rhymes. In fact, these pests are starting to show up just about everywhere. Many people think these pests are only causing problems for hotels and motels all across the United States but they are also starting to show up in homes all over the country as well. Yes bed bugs are real and they just might be invading your home or business next. Here are some things you can do to ensure you are not the victim of a bed bug infestation.
How Do Bed Bugs Get Around?
The very first step in keeping these pests out of your home or place of business is understanding how they get there in the first place. In most cases, people don’t have a big neon sign posted on the outside of their homes advertising free bed bug living quarters.
Bed bugs can silently sneak into your luggage at any hotel room. As soon as you unpack, they will quickly take over their new home, but this is not the only way these pests end up inside your home. Their eggs can and will stick to the bottoms of your shoes, a car or truck tire or even your clothing. They do not discriminate and they will use any method at their disposal to get inside your home.
Speed Helps Prevent Infestation
Bed bugs can be stopped, but only if you act quickly. If you have seen bed bugs in your home, then it may not be too late. Call a pest control professional immediately. In many cases you won’t even see these little pests. They like to wait and come out under the cover of darkness. If you even slightly suspect that you may have a bed bug or two, then call a pest control professional immediately. The speed at which you start the process can really mean a difference in just a few bed bugs or a full out infestation!
Are There Obvious Signs of Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs might just be one of the sneakiest insect pests on the planet but they always leave behind signs that they are present. The most obvious sign of bed bugs are small bites that will appear on your skin in the morning. They like to feed on you while you are sleeping. Yes, you could think of bed bugs as the vampires of the home pest world.
You may also notice small black spots on your sheets that do not come off very easily. This would bed bug feces. Not only do they feed on you while you are sleeping, but they also have no problems going to the bathroom in your bed.
Bed bugs don’t have to be a problem in your home or place of business. Let us stop them before things get out of hand!