Bed bugs are a common household pest that you could see throughout the year. While bed bugs don’t pose a health threat to humans, they are tiny and persistent. It can be difficult to eradicate this problem properly without the help of an exterminator.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
Bed bugs need to be close to their food source to survive. While they do love to hang about on box springs, mattresses, and headboards, they can be found in all sorts of other places. Bed bugs are hitchhikers and happy to get a ride with their human host wherever they are going; for example, they may find you sitting in a seat at the movie theatre, in a cab, or on a bus. They can also migrate from room to room in a home or among apartments or hotel rooms.
How Can I Tell If I Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs tend to come out at night when a person is sleeping and bite areas of skin that are exposed. If you notice very small red bites on your body, you may have bed bugs. Other signs include bloodstains, rust-colored spots, or bed bug shells on your bedding.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
You can try a DIY bed bug removal with a deep clean, wrapping your mattresses, or using traps. If you don’t eradicate them, the problem will just keep reoccurring, which is why it is advisable to use pest control services. They have the tools to detect and eliminate all of the bed bugs in your home.