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How Dangerous Is It To Have Bed Bugs In My New Castle Home?

September 21, 2020

 

There are a few things that are commonly known about bed bugs. One is that they procreate at a fast pace and are incredibly hard to get rid of. Unfortunately, many people have first-hand experience with this. Another general fact is that they often breed in bedding. Last, but certainly not least, the critters are notorious for sucking blood and leaving itchy, ugly bumps on the skin. These are all essential details, but there’s more to understand about these pests.

New Castle homeowners need to be aware of how bed bugs behave and learn about the specific threats they present. Being familiar with this information is the only way to get ahead of these insects. Moyer Pest Control can help you in your efforts.

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Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

Before going into risk factors, it would be useful to read about bed bug function. These insects fill public areas and living spaces, searching for blood to feed on. It's the only element they consume. Airports, bus stations, hospitals, offices, schools, and similar locations frequently have issues with bed bug populations. When in these kinds of places, you have to be watchful of your clothes and personal bags. Bed bugs will sneak into them and follow you home. Then, they’ll wander off to:

  • Couches

  • Mattresses

  • Upholstery

  • Fabrics

  • Flooring

  • Wallpaper

  • Wood Trim

  • Electronics

  • Appliances

Infestation indicators mainly involve blemishes and smells. Surfaces and fabrics will have blood drops, reddish-brown stains, and brown or black fecal marks on them. Bed bug droppings are sometimes powdery. A steady musty scent will be evident. The most obvious sign will be bites on your body. They'll be red and raised, huddled together or in lines, and look similar to a rash outbreak.

The standard bed bug is about ¼ of an inch long. They have reddish-brown bodies, with two antennas and six legs. They have tiny heads and large bottoms. Both are round. Their middle segment is a curious shape. If you find their eggs, they will be pearly white and their young are translucent.

What Are the Risks of Bed Bugs?

So far, there is not any scientific and/or medical implication that bed bugs transmit disease. While that is a relief, there are other health concerns and hazards linked to these bloodsucking hitchhikers:

  • Mental health strain: Research has suggested that the stress of dealing with bed bugs can lead to emotional anxiety and insomnia.

  • Anemia: When a bed bug infestation is at a high level, the chances of humans and pets developing anemia is more likely. This an effect of having your blood repeatedly drawn. Skin paleness, intense fatigue, body weakness, lightheadedness, and headache are some of the symptoms.

  • Secondary infections: When someone has an open cut on a bed bug bite as a result of scratching, they could infect the site. Bacterial illnesses, such as ecthyma, lymphangitis, and impetigo could arise.

  • Allergic reactions: If you’re allergic to bed bugs, you might become nauseous or find it difficult to breathe. In the least, you may have skin inflammation.

How Does Moyer Pest Control Handle Bed Bugs?

As mentioned before, bed bugs aren’t easy to eliminate. You must eliminate every single bed bug in every stage of life for extermination to be complete. Given how small they are and their sizable population, this is not a simple thing to do. Further, they can live for months at a time without feeding and can survive extreme temperatures. They put up a good fight. Residents may not be able to overpower them, but we at Moyer Pest Control can.

Our Aprehend® bio-pesticide tools, heating treatments, and industrial-grade conventional products will get the job done. We’re so confident in our services, we offer warranties. You’ll also receive return visits, free of charge. Don’t worry, anything we use will be safe for you, your belongings, and your pets. Give us a call today!

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