What are bed bugs anyway?
Bed Bugs are the creepy critters that bite you while you’re sleeping. They feed on the blood of warm-blooded mammals and are most often found in the tiny cracks of your mattress and bed frame. They’re a highly resilient insect that can reproduce quickly and their eggs are resistant to both high and low temperatures which adds to the difficulty of exterminating them.
While they’re often associated with seedy motels, they’re actually very commonly picked up in parks, airplanes, trains, and almost anywhere else that humans traffic.
How Serious Is A Bed Bug Problem?
Bed Bugs are serious but not because they’re known to carry or transmit diseases. Instead, they’re problematic because they can reproduce quickly, they bite you and feed on your blood which can leave itchy little red bite marks, and they can rapidly spread through your entire house or business. Their eggs are known to be almost invincible to most store-bought insecticides as well as high and low temperatures. On top of that, they can hide their eggs in the smallest of places including on walls, inside of closets, etc. which makes them hard to spot. When a colony gets large enough, it can also raise histamine levels in your home which can trigger allergies.
How Did I Get Bed Bugs?
While bed bugs are often associated with an unclean environment, the truth is you can pick them up almost anywhere. They’re often picked up at shared laundry facilities, on planes, trains, even in parks. They can latch onto your backpack at school, be delivered on a piece of furniture, or simply make their way into your home from the outside.
Where Will I Find Them?
If you’re waking up with bites or bumps, take a look around your mattress. They like to hide in small crevices during the day and then come out at night to feed on exposed skin. So check the crevices of your mattress, the seams, your headboard, boxspring, your bed frame, and basically anywhere that a bug the size of an apple seed could hide. If you find them, it’s highly advised that you contact Big Dave’s right away because they have probably spread throughout your house or are going to soon.
How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
Due to the fact that bed bugs are very resistant creatures, the only advisable option is to contact a pest control professional as soon as possible. The store-bought insecticides will not work. They may kill some of the living bed bugs but they will not touch the eggs. This will leave you in an almost infinite cycle of killing the adults only to have another wave of hatchlings shortly thereafter. We use professional treatment methods that are not available to the general public. Fortunately, we can come to your house and treat all infected areas quickly and affordably so there’s no reason not to hire a professional pest control company.