Bedbugs are one of the most common pests that we are called to treat. They are small, nocturnal creatures that feed on the blood of humans and animals. If you think you might have bedbugs, it’s important to identify them as soon as possible and call a pest control professional for treatment. But what causes bedbugs? Read on to find out.
There are many reasons why bedbugs might infest your home or business. One of the most common is simply because they were brought inside unknowingly. Bedbugs are excellent hitching a ride on clothing, luggage, furniture, and even on people themselves. If you’ve recently stayed in a hotel or been in another person’s home that had bedbugs, there’s a good chance you could have picked them up and brought them into your own space.
Another common reason for bedbug infestations is because they are already present in the area where you live or work. Bedbugs can travel through cracks in walls and floors, which means they can easily spread from one apartment to another or from one office suite to another. If you live in a multi-unit building, there’s a chance bedbugs could be coming into your home from a neighboring unit.
Do Bed Bugs Ever Go Away?
Bed bugs are icky. They’re small, reddish-brown insects that feed on human blood. They’re also really good at hiding, which makes them difficult to get rid of. If you think you might have bed bugs, it’s important to act fast. The longer you wait, the more time they have to multiply. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get rid of bed bugs for good.
If you think you might have bedbugs, the first thing you need to do is confirm that they are indeed bedbugs. These pests are small, but you should be able to see them with the naked eye. Bedbugs are usually reddish-brown in color and flat in shape. They Feed on human blood and are most active at night. If you see small brown bugs crawling around your bed or bites on your body that look like mosquito bites, chances are you have bedbugs.
The next step is to start cleaning. Vacuum your entire house, paying special attention to any cracks or crevices where bedbugs could be hiding. Wash all of your clothes and bedding in hot water and dry them on high heat. You may also want to consider steaming or dry-cleaning any items that can’t be laundered. After you’ve cleaned everything, it’s time to start treating your home with an insecticide designed specifically for bedbugs. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label carefully; otherwise, you could end up doing more harm than good.
Once you’ve treated your home, it’s important to take steps to prevent another infestation from happening again in the future. Start by decluttering your bedroom and getting rid of any unnecessary clutter where bedbugs could hide. Inspect any secondhand furniture before bringing it into your home, and vacuum regularly to keep things clean. With a little effort, you can get rid of bedbugs for good!
Dealing with bedbugs is never fun, but it’s important to act fast if you think you might have an infestation. These pests reproduce quickly and can be difficult to get rid of if they’re allowed to multiply unchecked. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them for good. Start by decluttering your bedroom and taking steps to prevent another infestation from happening again in the future!