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Bed Bugs and your Home

The thought of most household pests invading your home is never a happy thought, and yet, we know that most of these pests primarily live outside and have come inside temporarily looking for a meal or warmth. Not so with the bed bug. The bed bug comes inside your home to live, breed and feed there. And because the bed bug’s primary drive is to find a human, in this case, you, and make its home as near to you as possible and make as many offspring as possible that will use you as their only food source, the need to protect yourself and your home from bed bugs is imperative. On top of that, while bed bugs typically feed every 5 to 10 days, they can live for up to a year without a meal, meaning they have incredible staying power. So how can you prevent bed bugs from taking up residence in your home?

Can I Spray For Bed Bugs as a Prevention?

There are commercial bug bombs or fumigators available for purchase that claim to kill bed bugs. These bed bug bombs aren’t particularly effective at killing off a bed bug infestation because bed bugs live in the tiniest of cracks and crevices in your bedroom and around other areas where humans sleep (like your couch). Aerosols do not penetrate into these cracks and as made clear above, bed bugs can wait it out, choosing to put off a meal or two to survive. If you don’t have a bed bug problem at all, spraying insecticides or fogging or bombing your home will only work to expose you to harmful insecticides. These products are not meant to stick around for long periods of time just in case a bed bug happens to enter your home. 

Are There Other Preventative Treatments?

The most important aspect of preventing bed bugs from taking over your home is to find them early before the infestation becomes well established. Not all individuals react to bed bug bites, so waking up with bed bug bites won’t always be the first sign of an infestation. Familiarize yourself with the signs of bed bugs and perform regular inspections of your mattress to look for bed bugs, shed skins, or dark blood spots. And always make sure to check any hotel mattress for these same signs as well to be assured that you won’t be bringing any bed bugs home with you from your time away. Check luggage and any secondhand furniture you may bring into your home for bed bugs or signs of bed bugs. Make sure your home is clear of clutter and take care to monitor pets for any pests they may have brought in from outside. 

Who Can Help With My Bed Bug Problem?

If you suspect you might have a bed bug infestation or think you have just spotted a bed bug or signs of bed bugs in your home, call Pest Control Experts today. Pest Control Experts knows all the best pest control specialists in your area and can help point you toward the one that will take care of your bed bug issue promptly and efficiently.

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