What Do You Need To Know About Bed Bugs?
The first thing everyone should know is that you don’t want them. Bed bugs are one of the most costly pests to control. Another fact is that humans bring bed bugs home with them. They are not like cockroaches that scurry around and find their way into your house. No. You bring them home with you. What’s worse is that bed bugs prefer human blood. They are predators of man. Their evolution is such that they prefer human blood to any other type of warm blood.
They Are Nocturnal
Bed bugs are somewhat shy. They come out at night while most of us are asleep. They get their name because they bite us while we are sleeping. They have a bit of anticoagulant in their saliva that keeps your blood flowing until they are full. One sign of bed bugs is small blood stains on your bedsheets. Once they are done feeding on you, they crawl back into a dark spot and hide.
Bed Bugs Are Hard To Get Rid Of
They are very good at hiding, and they are not very big. Bed bugs often hide in places where you cannot use pesticides to kill them. Nobody wants to sleep in a bed sprayed with pesticides. They are known to hide behind baseboards, in wall spaces, and dark recesses in furniture.
You May Not Notice Them
The bite from a bed bug might resemble a mosquito bite. They tend to itch like a mosquito bite too. Many people assume they have been bitten by a mosquito until the population of bed bugs reaches a size where you are getting many bites in a single night. At this point, the bed bug infestation is critical.
Controlling bed bugs requires that a building be tented and specialized treatment applied. If you suspect there are bed bugs in your home or business, give us a call. We will inspect your property and let you know for sure. We have the tools and expertise to remove bed bugs from your home so that you can once again sleep in peace.