Why Do I Have Bed Bugs In My Salem County Home?

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No one likes being bitten, whether it is by an animal or by another human being. It is an all-around unpleasant experience! The question is: are bites still unpleasant even when you don’t feel them? What if tiny bugs were biting you at night and it didn’t hurt at all? Most people would still find this to be a problem. To help you find out if bugs are biting you at night, we are talking about the most common night bitters in our area, bed bugs. Here is how to identify bed bugs in your Salem County home, some problems these pests cause, and the benefits of bed bug control.

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide In Homes?

Most pests that invade homes here in Salem County do their best to stay out of sight. Some are better at this than others. In our opinion, bed bugs are the best. These blood-feeding pests adapt their schedule around your sleeping patterns and only come out of hiding when you are deep asleep (or staying very still in a darkened place). During the day, or whenever you are awake, bed bugs hide in cracks, crevices, and creases around homes. These pests are so good at hiding that many people ask: Are bed bugs visible? If you are looking for how to identify bed bugs in your Salem County home, it is better to look for the signs these pests leave behind rather than the bugs themselves, signs such as bloodstains on bed covers, blackish-red specs of fecal droppings, and shed skins.

Is It Harmful To Have Bed Bugs In My House?

There are lots of dangerous blood-feeding pests, mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas being three examples. Fortunately, bed bugs do not pose the same threat level as these. Bed bugs do not carry harmful diseases and are not venomous. However, anemia and insomnia are possible with large infestations of bed bugs. Anemia is caused by a lack of red blood cells and involves symptoms including fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects the quality of a person's sleep. In the case of bed bugs, insomnia is brought on by the thought of these pests feeding.

How Did Bed Bugs Find Their Way Into My House?

One common question people have is: How do bed bugs travel? If you didn’t know, bed bugs cannot survive outdoors for extended periods of time. They have to live in temperature-controlled environments with easy access to humans to feed on. Bed bugs that get stuck in transit usually do not survive for very long. Keeping all of this in mind, bed bugs get into homes by riding on the items people carry. These pests might crawl into your luggage at the airport, your used clothing at a hotel, or onto any other item you bring out with you. Other people might also bring bed bugs into your home. The best way to prevent this is to inform your family and friends about how bed bugs travel and what to do if they find these pests in their homes.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

Now that you know what attracts bed bugs, let’s talk about how to get rid of bed bugs if they invade your home. The best option you have is to hire the experts at Preferred Termite and Pest Control. Our team of dedicated technicians is trained to identify infestations indoors and has advanced pest control treatments and technologies to address pest problems fast.

Contact our team today to discuss your options for services and schedule your home for a detailed bed bug inspection. We will show you what quality pest control in Salem County looks like.