Is my Souderton home at risk for bed bugs?
April 3, 2019
Some pests may not bother you when they come to mind, but there are others that make you shiver at the mere mention of their name. Bed bugs probably fall into the latter category. There’s just something about wondering if tiny bugs are hidden around your home, waiting for you to fall asleep so they can come out and feed on you. But is your Souderton home even at risk for bed bugs?
Are bed bugs active in Souderton?
Bed bugs are hardy pests. They can survive for short periods of time in cold weather, although they much prefer the hot temperatures of summer. Bed bugs are also excellent at moving from place to place by traveling on people, in bags and boxes, and whatever else they can find. This means that bed bugs are most definitely active in Souderton. Furthermore, as the weather heats up over the next few months, they will become even more active, putting your home at further risk.
Mistakes That Can Put Your Souderton Home at Risk for Bed Bugs
The problem with bed bug prevention is that bed bugs do not typically come into your home in the way that most other pests do. You can’t do anything around your yard or within your home to make it less attractive to them. What usually happens is you will pick up a single bed bug while out and about, and bring it home with you without even realizing it. By the time you discover you have bed bugs, they’ve probably had a fair amount of time to settle in and grow in number.
However, there are a few things you can do to try to keep them out of your house and to determine whether they’ve gotten inside:
If you go on vacation, make sure to inspect the hotel room you stay in before bringing your bags in. Check under the mattress,along
the edges of the room, and behind picture frames.
Inspect your bags, luggage, and anything you take home before bringing them into your house.
Keep clutter to a minimum in your house. Bed bugs are excellent at hiding, so having a lot of clutter will make it that much harder to determine if they’re in your home.
Regularly inspect your own home for signs of bed bugs. Check the same spots you would in a hotel room. Check sheets and pillows for small red dots or brown streaks, which can be an indication of a bed bug infestation.
What to Do if You Suspect Your Souderton Home has Bed Bugs
When it comes to bed bugs, professional control is the way to go. DIY treatments can turn into costly, ineffective nightmares, and can sometimes make the problem worse instead of better. Here at Moyer Pest Control, we have a specially-trained bed bug detecting K-9 that can pinpoint where bed bugs are hiding with a high degree of accuracy. We also use heat treatments to eliminate bed bugs, which is the most effective treatment available. If you want to ensure you don’t have bed bugs in your house, or if you think you may and you need to eliminate them, call Moyer to learn more about our bed bug treatment options.