Most people have heard about bed bugs and for a long time people thought they were a myth. We are here to tell you they are not a myth and in fact have made a big comeback in the last 10 years. They are a pest that hides in fabric and mattresses and feeds on the blood of a human or animal host. They are very sneaky and can and will hide all day so they are not seen. When they come out at night you are most likely asleep and will not wake up when they bite. They have an anesthetic agent in their saliva that numbs the area that is being bitten so that you don’t feel a thing. A female bed bug can lay up to 100 eggs at a time and if you are not even aware you have them an infestation can happen really quickly. The first signs of bed bugs usually comes from an odd series of bites on a person that is sleeping in the bed that has the infestation. They can bite in any order but usually stay on the exposed skin and many times they bite in a line pattern. Waking up to bites like this should alert you to call a professional that has experience inspecting and treating bed bugs! A-Tex Pest Management has how you can come in contact with bed bugs and what you can do to treat them.
Most Common Ways to Get Bed Bugs
The most common way that you get bed bugs is from traveling. Bed bugs live on fabric and bedding and can easily hitch a ride on clothes, baggage and hotel and motel furniture. When you travel you are in contact with lots of people and are using the same common areas as them as well. This can be a bed at a hotel, a chair in the airport or your luggage could be next to someone that has bed bugs already. It only takes one to cause disruption in your life. They can be passed to anyone at any time and once they do you will need to have your home treated right away.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Some people might go for a remedy that you can purchase at a store but this is a bad idea. The treatments are not commercial strength and generally will not kill off the infestation all that way. The longer you wait to have them treated the more they will spread and reproduce. It is best to contact a pest control company that offers specialized bed bug inspections and treatment.