Bed bugs are parasitic pests that feed off the blood of nearby hosts to survive and reproduce. And unfortunately, humans are their favorite food source. Bed bugs can be identified by their 3/16 inch long, flat, oval-shaped bodies that are reddish-brown in color. Typically, bed bugs go through five stages while developing from their egg stage into fully grown adult bed bugs. These pests invade homes by hitchhiking in on clothing items, personal belongings, and used furniture.
To date, bed bugs have not been found to pose any major threats to our health. The most harm these pests cause comes in the form of the blood and fecal stains they leave in and around our sleeping areas and, of course, their bites. When they bite, bed bugs can leave behind irritated, red bumps on the skin; some people are allergic to their bites.
By nature, bed bugs are hitchhiking pests. They do not invade through conventional means such as an open window or a crack or gap in your home’s foundation. Instead, bed bugs cling to luggage, clothing items, briefcases, furniture, or other items in the hopes that they will end up in an area that provides them with a consistent source of food. If you have bed bugs in your home, chances are you or one of your family members picked them up while out in a well-traveled area and brought them home without knowing. Some common hot spots for bed bug activity include hotels, airports, retail stores, and movie theaters or anywhere with a fair amount of human traffic.
If you have bed bugs hiding in your home and feeding on you while you sleep, then it’s time to call the professional pest control experts here at Dandi Guaranty. Our professionals have the tools and experience in dealing with and eliminating bed bugs needed to locate the areas of bed bug activity within your home. After all the problem areas have been located, we will begin treating your home for bed bugs. Our bed bug treatments are the most effective that money can buy and work to fully eliminate bed bugs in all of their stages of development. Additionally, our team will come alongside you to make sure that your home remains bedbug-free even after we leave. To learn more about our pest control options for bed bug control and prevention, view our residential and commercial pest control pages!
The best way to keep bed bugs from infesting your home is knowing what they look like and how they invade homes. When you are traveling or considering purchasing a second-hand couch, being able to identify bed bugs and deal with them properly is very important; taking these steps will go a long way in keeping your home bed bug free!