What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs can be a bit deceptive because of their name; the fact is that they are not found only in beds but also in other small crevices, clothing, luggage, your pet’s bedding, furniture, and other places, making them very hard if not impossible for novices to get rid of them. Bedbugs are very tiny creatures with an oval and brownish appearance that feed off the blood of humans. Although bed bugs prefer to bite humans since our exposed skin makes us easier targets, they will bite animals and feed off their blood as well. If you look at a high-resolution picture of a bed bug on the Internet, you will see that it has a flat body more or less the size of an apple seed, but a bed bug’s body will swell and become reddish after feeding. Just thinking that this is the result of the blood it has just sucked from a human being or animal is very disgusting. Bed bugs have a total of 6 legs but no wings, so you will never notice them fly from one place to another which would make it easier to know that you have a bed bug infestation; but bed bugs will move about and spread out all over your home in order to hide. A female bed bug will lay hundreds of eggs, meaning that they can rapidly grow in numbers; in fact, bedbugs can develop fully in a month and give birth to various generations in a year and that is just not acceptable for any homeowner. Once you know that you have bed bugs in your home, time is of the essence so that they do not continue to reproduce; you will have to hire professionals such as A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Rochester to help you get rid of them.
Places Where Bed Bugs Choose To Hide
If you read a bit about bed bugs you will learn that they mainly get around because of travelers. Someone who has never had any contact with bed bugs might decide to go on vacation to a domestic or international location and stay at a hotel, motel, hostel, or other types of place that gets visitors from all over the world. Since these types of places get so many visitors from so many different types of places all over the globe, they are bound to have bed bugs at times despite their best efforts to deal with this issue consistently. That means that once our traveler leaves this establishment and heads for home, he or she is bound to have bed bugs hidden in his clothes, luggage, and other possessions. At this point, you might be thinking that this is not your case since you can’t even remember the last time you stayed in a hotel. But have you purchased used furniture lately? Or maybe second-hand clothes at a charity shop? Bed bugs can enter your home that way too. Even a visitor can, unbeknownst to him or her, bring bed bugs into your home. Once they are in your house, bed bugs will hide in small crevices, in your clothes, in your pet’s bedding, and in your mattress to be able to feed on your blood at night. It is disgusting to consider that you are sleeping with bed bugs that bite you for up to ten minutes at a time each to get fat on your blood!
How To Deal With Bed Bugs
Some people feel ashamed when they find out that their home is infested with bed bugs, but they really should not feel this way at all. Bed bugs are not a sign of a dirty home and they can infest even the finest of homes and the finest hotels in the world, and often do. But even knowing this, you are probably worried about getting in touch with a bed bug infestation control company because your neighbors might notice them and start talking about that. You will be happy to know that professional companies that deal with bed bugs on a normal basis are well aware of this concern and offer their clients discreet services, ensuring that none of your neighbors find out about your bed bug problem. Getting rid of a bed bug infestation will make it easier for you and your loved ones to sleep at night knowing that there are no disgusting creatures gorging on your blood.