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The Answers To Seabrook's Most Common Bed Bug Questions

February 14, 2022

Do you have questions about bed bugs? You're not alone. As the number of bed bug infestations in Seabrook and in America continues to climb, more and more people are looking to know more about these tiny pests. That's why we've put together this quick reference guide to some of the most common questions we get about bed bugs.

What Is The Main Cause Of Bed Bugs?

There is no condition that will make your home more susceptible to bed bugs. It doesn't matter how clean and tidy you are, and you can still get bed bugs. This is because bed bugs are indoor pests. They don't live outside in your yard or on the grounds around your business. These insects move from one structure to the next. Here are a few ways people get bed bugs. It is by no means an exhaustive list.

  • Bed bugs can get into pocketbooks, duffel bags, book bags, laundry, luggage, and other portable items and be moved from an area of infestation to one that has not been infested yet.
  • Bed bugs can establish themselves in furniture items. When used furniture is purchased, bed bugs can be purchased along with them.
  • Bed bugs get into wall voids and can pass from one apartment to another by way of these voids.
  • Bed bugs lay eggs in tight spaces. Some people have gotten an infestation from eggs hidden in the binder of a hardcover book they got from the library. This is because bed bug eggs don't need the mother to tend them in order to hatch. They can hatch on their own.

Where Are Bed Bugs Found?

There are many places you can find bed bugs. Obviously, they can establish themselves in your bed. They want to be close to places where people sleep. This is because they prefer to feed on people when they're not aware of it. If you notice a bed bug feeding on your skin, you'll probably squish it. While a bed bug doesn't know this, it has behavior patterns that help it avoid being squished. As an example: bed bugs come out at night because they prefer the darkness and they have the ability to sense a rise in carbon dioxide emissions. This is why they like to live in or near beds. But they can establish themselves in other places as they respond and react to their environment. Here are some places bed bugs might establish themselves in your Seabrook property.

  • In the seams of a mattress, or inside a mattress if there is an opening
  • In the seams of a box spring or the interior, if they're able to get inside
  • In cracks, gaps, crevices, and tight spaces within the frame of a bed
  • In tights spaces or voids of nightstands, dressers, and other bedroom furniture
  • In the voids of alarm clocks, radios, computers, and other electronics
  • In couches and other upholstered furniture
  • In bags, luggage, boxes, duffel bags, sleeping bags, and other portable items
  • Behind baseboards and crown molding
  • Inside wall outlets and within the voids of walls
  • Underneath carpets

Do Bed Bugs Spread Disease?

There are many pests that can transmit diseases, and many of them are pests that feed on blood. If you know this, it might make you think that bed bugs are dangerous to have in your home. While it is certainly unpleasant to have a bed bug infestation, we have some good news. There are currently no reported cases involving infectious disease transmission between bed bugs and humans. But, before you get too happy, it is important to understand the issues bed bugs cause:

  • Bed bugs bite, and the bites can become painful welts.
  • If bed bug bites are scratched, they can become open wounds that are susceptible to infestation.
  • Bed bugs can keep you up at night, and this can lead to sleep deprivation.
  • It is not good to allow any insect to routinely draw blood from you because it can lead to anemia.
  • A bed bug infestation in your home can have a serious impact on your social life.
  • A bed bug infestation can create social complications for your kids, making them subject to bullying.

What Home Remedies Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

We live in the information age when most people go to the internet to find answers to their problems. That may even be why you found your way to this article. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there, especially about bed bugs. We don't recommend using any home remedy to try to eliminate bed bugs. They just don't work. It is best to contact a licensed pest management professional and have your home treated. It will save you a lot of misery.

When It Comes To Bed Bugs, Men In Black Pest Control Can Help

If you live in Seabrook, contact Men In Black Pest Control for expert bed bug extermination. After inspecting your property, we will develop a customized plan that suits your specific needs. We're here to provide you with industry-leading pest services for bed bugs and all of your other pest control needs. Reach out to us today to learn more!