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Bed Bug Identification & Prevention

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are some of the trickiest pests to deal with around your property. Bed bugs are insects that belong to the genus of Cimex and are known for their blood-feeding habits that take place overnight. Bed bugs love to hang around sleeping quarters, earning their name, and will bite sleeping humans or other mammals in order to feed. This pest is small, skilled at hiding in unsuspecting areas, and difficult to get rid of, which is why professional Houston bed bug control is often necessary to eradicate this pest.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

While bed bugs are not known for carrying diseases or bacteria into the locations they infest, the bites these pests deliver can be quite problematic. Not only are bed bug bites itchy, but they can become potentially infected due to lots of scratching at the bitten area. Receiving lots of bed bug bites can also cause anxiety, insomnia, and other psychological problems. It is essential to get rid of bed bugs from your home if you want to reclaim a peaceful, bite-free night of sleep.

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

If you have a bed bug problem, you have likely passed through a location infested with bed bugs, picking up hitchhikers and introducing them to your property. The most common areas where bed bugs attach themselves to your belongings include hotels and motels, airports, schools, libraries, and public transportation where many people travel.

Signs of bed bug infestation around your property include bites on exposed limbs at night, reddish staining on beds, walls, or furniture, or visual sightings of bed bugs on furniture, in sleeping quarters, or around the cracks in walls and floors.

Where will I find bed bugs?

Once they’ve invaded your home, you may find bed bugs hiding in box springs and mattresses, in the cracks of nightstands and dressers, along the seams of upholstered furniture, and even in light fixtures and utility outlets. Because a bed bug infestation can spread so far, it is important to consult the professionals at Bugstoppers Pest Control for expert bed bug removal.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

The best way to get rid of bed bugs is to skip DIY control tactics and contact The Bugstoppers at the first sign of these pests on your property. Our team can properly diagnose your bed bug problem and provide tailored treatments that ensure any active bed bug infestations are taken care of, reclaiming your property from these loathsome pests.

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

To prevent bed bug problems in the future, follow our easy expert tips below:

  • Elevate your luggage on public transportation and in hotels or motels to prevent bed bugs from crawling inside unnoticed.
  • Vacuum-seal your clothing when traveling to keep bed bugs from hiding inside if they happen to invade your luggage.
  • Wash all clothing in hot water upon returning from travel to kill any unsuspecting hitchhikers.
  • Keep an eye out for signs of bed bugs when traveling or passing through schools, libraries, and offices; don’t stay in an area with obvious signs of bed bugs.

If you have more questions about residential or commercial bed bug prevention, don’t hesitate to contact The Bugstoppers to receive answers from our knowledgeable team of technicians.

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