Spring is Here and So are the Bed Bugs
With the spring season upon us, there is much to celebrate. The thermometer level is reaching higher and higher, baseball is making a comeback, and spring-break vacations are in full swing. But along with the warmer weather comes insects – especially the dreaded bed bug. How can you protect yourself and your home from these unwelcome visitors? Read on to find out!
How Do I Know if I Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs primarily live in mattresses and bedding, hiding within the crevices during the day and coming out to eat at night. People with a bedbug infestation may notice large welt-like bumps that itch on their body – this is typically the first sign of a problem. To confirm if there is a bed bug issue, take a look at the fitted sheet for small, reddish-brown spots. These are stains from the insects so remember to wear gloves!
Next, look in the crevices of the mattress, ensuring to check around the perimeter and underneath. Do not miss a single inch! Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown in color and very, very fast. They’re also good at hiding in the walls of homes, as they typically do not need to eat every day. This means some people may have to dig deeper and hire professionals to find out if they have an infestation.
How Did I Get Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are spread through infested furniture, bedding, and carpet. Since the insects are nocturnal – and great at hiding – their presence is not always obvious at first. To avoid an infestation, begin by avoiding purchasing used mattresses and sofas. When buying used items or linens, wash them in very hot water before use. Eliminate clutter from your home as it provides more hiding spaces for these pests.
During travel, bed bugs may migrate into your suitcase. Therefore, it is recommended that you keep your luggage above the ground, either on a desk or bureau. Those who are more concerned may want to read reviews of hotels before booking or even do their own inspection upon arrival. Do not forget to check your suitcases and clothes for bed bugs as soon as the trip has ended and follow with a thorough washing.
How Do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
Unfortunately, bed bugs can be quite a nuisance for anyone dealing with an infestation. With this in mind, it is important to stay vigilant. If you find yourself thinking you may have some bed bugs on your hands, it’s vital to call in professional exterminators who can answer your questions and take action immediately. Green Home Pest Control offers several services for those concerned about bed bugs or other unwanted guests.
If bed bugs are found, our friendly team will work to fight the infestation. We use treatments involving high heat that will help rid your home of bed bugs and their eggs – no harsh chemicals needed. Additionally, our experts will give you more tips on how to avoid future issues. This may include frequent inspections, buying tight bed covers that will suffocate bugs or additional treatments. Bed bugs are definitely obnoxious and their bites can leave you quite itchy. Prepare yourself and your home by following our expert tips and tricks above and avoid the itch completely!
If you are experiencing issues with pests in your home, you can contact Green Home Pest Control today for world-class pest control solutions that are safe and effective for your home. We provide bed bug control services in the following cities.
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