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The Many Problems Bed Bugs Bring Into West Chester Homes

November 18, 2020

 

Bed bugs are super little, but they cause big problems. Infestations can happen before you even can blink and seemingly come out of the blue. It’s often unclear how they even come about in the first place, much less how to defeat them. There’s no such thing as getting a good night’s rest when they’re in your West Chester home. They fill up mattresses, bite you while you’re resting, and drink up your blood. When they’re all done, you’ll rise to a ton of red and itchy bumps. 

That’s not the end of the trouble!  Bed bugs create additional issues that the average person isn’t aware of. It’s so unsettling; the potential risks are great and wide-reaching. You need to know what you may have to do to confront these insects. Read on, and in turn, discover how Moyer Pest Control can help. 

a bed bug infestation on a mattress

How Do Bed Bugs Creep Inside Homes?

Believe it or not, you can introduce bed bugs into your home without even realizing it. Sometimes, it’s simply by bringing them in on an item the critters have secretly hidden in. Examples include second-hand clothes, furniture and electronic equipment. In most cases, it’s due to the pests crawling into your personal baggage or clothes while you’re in a public place. Bed bugs are known to be in densely populated locations, like schools, transit stations and hotels and motels.They are seeking warm hosts to attach to, to suck the blood that they need to have tosurvive. If they’ve made it to your residence, it won’t be long before they get to the following:

  • Appliances 
  • Wood Trim
  • Wallpaper
  • Flooring
  • Upholstery
  • Couches
  • Fabrics

 
An infestation is not a question when you see body bites and stains. You’ll also notice the smells. The welts on your body will be numerous and near each other and it may seem like a rash. Typically, they’re found on the legs, arms, neck, and face. You may see blemishes on your fabrics and surfaces. You may also spot reddish-brown smears and blood drops, and black or brown fecal debris. It may look similar to powder and there may be a musty smell in the air around you.
 
The size of the bed bug is a compact 0.25 of an inch long with reddish brown bodies and six legs, two antennas, and a misshapen midsection. They have globular tails that are larger than their just as round heads. Their eggs are tiny, pearly white and the young translucent.

Are There Risks Associated With Bed Bugs?

As of now, medical professionals and insect experts have not found a connection between bed bugs and the transmission of disease. That’s not to say that these blood feeding parasites cannot make an impact on humans. They can certainly still send you to the hospital with some of the following:

  • Anemia: Symptoms are severe fatigue, headaches, and paleness. 

  • Allergic Reactions: You may have breathing complications, nauseousness, and skin inflammation. 

  • Secondary Infections: They may be impetigo, ecthyma, and lymphangitis.

  • Mental health:  Anxiety and insomnia that may be difficult to overcome.

 Can Moyer Pest Control BeThe Answer?

In order to totally eliminate a bed bug infestation, it will require removing each and every egg and insect. This is truly a massive undertaking to handle on your own. This is when you need the experts at Moyer Pest Control with their effective heating treatments and industrial-strength insecticides. Most of the “do-it-yourself” retail products that you purchase can not accomplish this task. All of our approaches are safe, and will be skillfully handled and applied by our licensed technicians. All plans come with warranty coverage, and follow-up visits. Call us today at Moyer Pest Control to get a good night’s sleep again!

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