Bed bugs are disgusting pests that feed on human and animal blood. Completely removing a bed bug infestation can be difficult, as they are expert hiders that can disappear into the smallest of spaces. Prevent Pest Control can exterminate your bed bug infestation and remove all of those pesky insects. Sometimes a bed bug infestation can be handled with DIY treatments, but if the infestation becomes too big or overwhelming, a professional exterminator may be needed.
About Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are reddish-brown, oval-shaped insects about the size of an apple seed. They are known as the “hitchhikers” of the bug world, because they attach themselves to and follow humans all over the world. Most often, bed bugs are brought back to a home after someone visits an infested location unknowingly.
Bed bugs feed on human and animal blood, meaning they’ll even feed on your pets! Bed bugs cannot fly, but can move very quickly, making it seem like they can fly. While bed bugs are mostly nocturnal creatures, they will adjust their schedule to match their host so they can feed on their host while they are asleep. Since they are small and difficult to find, bed bug removal can be tricky.
Bed Bug Infestation Risks
Luckily, bed bugs do not carry any harmful diseases to humans and common house pets, but are still a nuisance to deal with either way. Bed bugs will feed on the blood of a host from one spot, move a little bit, and continue feeding, leaving the host with a line or cluster of bed bug bites close together. They may be difficult to notice on pets with fur, so you’ll most likely notice bites on human skin first.
Preventing Bed Bugs
Most bed bugs will travel into your home from another infested location. Bed bugs will cling to linen and clothing and disappear into any clutter around the home. Check for bed bugs any time you travel, purchase used clothing or furniture, or visit anywhere with known bed bug outbreaks.
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