Bed bug infestations start small and escalate into situations that are unbearable. Bed bugs are one insect that has evolved to target humans. That is not to say that they will target pets, they will, but only if desperate.
How do Bed Bugs Spread?
The spreading of bed bugs occurs solely through the movements of humans. This occurs mostly through traveling, especially when people stay in places that are designed as short-term transient locations. These include the hot vacation destinations where vacationers flock to by the droves. Other places include motels, hostiles, summer camps, and even high end hotels and Airbnbs. Bed bugs don’t really care how much a room costs, only that it us occupies. People check in, spend the night, and leave with bed bugs. Once they are home, the bed bugs begin to grow their population until it becomes unbearable to live in the home.
How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
Despite their name, bed bugs are not always found in beds. They get their name because they are nocturnal and bite people while their target is asleep. These are small insects and they hide during the day. You can find them in bedding and along the mattress seams. But they tend to hide behind baseboards and similar places.
Getting rid of bed bugs is difficult. They can inhabit beds and bedding, which means the use of pesticides is not possible.
Also, bed bugs hide in places where pesticides cannot reach them, The best way to get rid of bed bugs is by tenting a building and applying heat and steam.
If you suspect bed bugs at home or work, just give us a call. We are happy to answer your questions or set up an appointment for a bed bug inspection. We also provide a wide range of pest control services throughout the Bryan and College Station communities.