Bed Bugs Be Gone!

Bed bugs are a nasty parasitic pest that can take residence in your home from seemingly out of the blue. But never fear, bed bugs can be eliminated, but you need to take the first steps in finding them and doing the right things to get them out. Read on to learn about bed begs and how to get rid of them.

What are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are very small, brown insects that typically first hide out in your mattress or box springs. Unlike hornets or bees, they do not have nests, and they prefer to hide in groups and come out at night to have a snack. Give bed bugs enough time, and they will scatter to different areas of the bedroom. Don't feel like you do not keep your house clean if you find out you have bed bugs because they can find residence anywhere if they are able to get in.

How Can I Be Sure I Have Them?

If you happen to wake up with small red bites that you didn't have the day before, it may be worth looking into. The first thing to do is to check your bed for small brown, oval-shaped bugs. Just because they only come out at night doesn't mean they are invisible during the day. You may find their molted skins or droppings before you find them. Once you do find them, you will need to take immediate action.

How Did They Get in my House?

There are a wide variety of ways that bed bugs could have infiltrated your home. Some of the most common ways are travel and used furniture. When you travel, bed bugs may find their way into your luggage and come home with you. Used furniture is another way that they can get in since they can hide out as long as there are animals to feed on nearby. Be careful to check luggage and furniture before you bring them back into your home.

How Do I Get Rid of Them?

Killing bed bugs can be a huge task, so many people will just contact an exterminator. A bed bug exterminator will make sure all of them are killed in one visit, while you will need to do a lot of things on your own to get rid of them, and you may not even get them all. Visit this link to see the steps and tools it takes to get rid of a bed bug infestation.