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Where Bed Bugs Are Commonly Found Inside Westchester Homes

May 17, 2019

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what appears to be a welcoming bed covered in smooth white linen light by the morning sun light is actualy infested with bud bug that come out in the dark of the night

Unfortunately, there is no real offseason for bed bugs. They can survive inside warm houses year-round. This means homes are at risk for bed bugs over the majority of the year. Especially Westchester. Why? Because we’re home to many historical sites that tourists love to visit. Bed bugs are known as traveling pests. At any point, usually, when you least expect it, bed bugs may arrive in your Westchester home. It’s important to know what to do if that time comes.

To protect your home from bed bug invasions, knowing the warning signs and where they’re commonly found can be helpful. Early detection can save a lot of frustration as well as numerous sleepless and itchy nights.

Warning Signs

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown bugs that get their meals from feeding on blood. This usually results in itchy, red welts on the skin. Often the first noticeable sign is the itchiness homeowners and family members experience. Small stains can also be seen (especially on white sheets). These stains are usually red or brown and are from bed bug droppings or blood from feeding sessions. Bed bugs molt, shedding their skin as they grow, five times before reaching their final maturity. You might find these shed skins around your home. Sometimes their white eggs are observable and can give away a bed bug infestation.

Where Are Bed Bugs Found Inside Homes?

Bed bugs are excellent at hiding. DIY attempts at eradicating bed bugs from homes often fail because nymphs can keep themselves snug in the seam of a mattress and eggs can be tucked deep in the carpet. Bed bugs can hide in many locations. Here are just a few:

  • Bedding,

  • Mattresses,

  • Bed frames,

  • Box springs,

  • Behind wallpaper,

  • In electrical circuits,

  • In carpets,

  • Under floors,

  • Furniture,

  • Clothing piles,

  • Dirty laundry,

  • And along baseboards.

When you see the warning signs of bed bugs, professional pest control should be called immediately. If left alone, bed bugs will breed and multiply quickly. Moyer Pest Control has lots of experience removing infestations. We know exactly how to get the job done quickly. We offer K9 inspections which are much more accurate at finding bed bug activity spots in a house than human inspections are. After locating bed bug activity, we then use our effective treatment plans to ensure bed bugs are eliminated. To follow up, our K9 inspector can ensure the bed bugs are completely removed. No more sleepless nights when you call Moyer Pest for your bed bug control. Reach out today if you suspect bed bugs have found their way into your home.

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