Bed Bug Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs?

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Bed bugs are parasitic pests that are known for their prolific nature and their habit of hiding around sleeping areas. These pests are tiny and generally the same size and shape as an apple seed; they may be dark brown or reddish-brown, depending on when they last ate.

A bed bug infestation usually starts out of sight, as these insects are small and skilled at hiding in the folds of fabric, the corners of bags, and any nook and cranny they can find. However, once bed bugs are sighted around your property, proper bed bug control needs to be received to totally eradicate all traces of these pests.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

While bed bugs don't transmit diseases with their bites or spread pathogens throughout your property, they are still not pests you'll want to encounter. Bed bug bites are itchy, and they occur overnight while you are sleeping. Dealing with bed bugs around your home results in stress, anxiety, and insomnia, and scratching at bed bug bites may result in secondary infections.

Over time, a bed bug infestation can spread throughout all of the rooms of your property and result in multiple bites, itchiness, and stress.

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

Bed bugs typically hitchhike from place to place as humans travel through; they hide in bags, clothing, and luggage in order to travel to a suitable area with a consistent food source. If you notice a bed bug problem, it most likely isn't because your home is dirty, although clutter creates more hiding spots. It's usually because you picked up these pests while traveling or someone accidentally introduced them to your property.

Reach out to BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care today to learn more or get started with professional bed bug removal.

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Where Will I Find Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are commonly found around sleeping areas, which is how they earn their name. These pests will hide around bed frames, mattresses, bedroom furniture, and other small, dark spaces. You may be able to find bed bugs in cabinets, closets, drawers, around electrical sockets, and even hiding in stuffed animals – a professional inspection will help identify all of the potential bed bug hiding spots around your property.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Get rid of bed bugs the easy way by contacting BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care at the first signs of a pest problem on your property. Our team makes sure that all traces of bed bugs are removed so you don't need to deal with the dangers that these parasitic pests bring.

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

Prevent future bed bugs by following our expert prevention tips after bed bug treatment has been received around your property.

  • Always elevate your luggage when traveling and use luggage racks in hotel rooms to keep your bags away from fabric or the ground where bed bugs can easily climb inside.
  • Check areas like hotels or public transportation for signs of bed bugs before sitting down or staying in the area.
  • Wash any clothing you travel with in hot water and dry clothing on high heat to eliminate any unnoticed bed bug hitchhikers.
  • Double-check second-hand items or furniture for signs of bed bugs like reddish staining and visual sightings before moving them inside your property.
  • Consider vacuum-sealing clothing when traveling to make it harder for bed bugs to hide in these items.

If you have any questions about bed bug treatment or if you need assistance removing an infestation of bed bugs, contact BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care right away.

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