You’ve probably heard the old saying, “sleep tight; don’t let the bed bugs bite.” However, once bed bugs have gotten inside your home, it’s hard to keep them from biting and it’s even harder to get rid of them. Bed bug infestations are some of the most difficult infestations to fully eliminate. That’s why it is so important for you to take preventative measures when it comes to bed bugs. That way you can stop them from ever infesting your Utah County home in the first place.
When it comes to bed bug prevention, the most important thing you can do is be mindful of the places where bed bugs are often picked up, and how they get into your house in the first place. If you can do both of those, you should greatly lessen your odds of having a bed bug infestation in your Utah County home.
What You Need To Know About Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs are small apple-seed shaped pests that grow to be about ¼ of an inch in length. Before feeding on blood, they are a reddish-brown color, however afterward, their bodies engorge and turn a deep reddish-purple.
Bed bugs are nocturnal and will eat the blood of any mammal, however, humans are their favorite source. For this reason, when they invade homes, they often settle in areas near our beds such as mattresses, box springs, and bed frames. Then when we sleep, they feast on our blood.
Also, once they have invaded a home, bed bugs will spread throughout it which makes eliminating bed bug infestations very difficult to eliminate.
The means by which bed bugs enter our homes is often on our bodies or belongings. We pick them up and then bring them home unknowingly. Bed bugs are like little hitchhikers, just waiting for us to walk by so they can latch on to our bodies or luggage. That’s why you need to be mindful when you are in bed bug hotspots.
What Are Bed Bug Hotspots?
Bed bug hotspots are areas where we are at a higher risk of picking up bed bugs. Unfortunately, given that bed bugs love to feed on humans, bed bug hotspots are anywhere there are a lot of people. This could be train stations, bus stations, airports, or hotels.
When you are in these places, it is important to be cognizant of your surroundings. That means do not sit on the ground, do not place your bags on the ground, check hotel beds for signs of bed bugs before using, and check your body and luggage for bed bugs before entering your home after a trip. If you can do these things, you should be able to reduce your odds of picking up bed bugs in hotspots.
Other Ways That Bed Bugs Enter Our Homes
In addition to us bringing them in ourselves, there are other ways that bed bugs can get into our homes. Often bed bugs will get in riding on second-hand furniture, clothing, or even electronics that we purchase. Therefore, it is important for you to thoroughly check and clean any second-hand items that you buy before you bring it into your house. Be on the lookout for bed bugs themselves and also any secondary evidence such as shed skins or egg casings.
If You Have A Bed Bug Infestation
If you find yourself dealing with a bed bug infestation, don’t waste the time, money, and effort on trying to take care of it yourself. It’s a great undertaking that can be all for naught if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why you should call the trained pest professionals here at Pest Pro Pest Control. We have the expertise and the experience required to fully eliminate any bed bug infestations you may be dealing with. Don’t delay and call us today.