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Where Did These Bed Bugs In My West Chester Home Come From?

September 16, 2020

 

Insects and creatures understandably distress West Chester residents. They have intimidating looks, destroy belongings, and/or spread diseases. The best-case scenario is when a critter is simply a nuisance, which is rare. Two things in particular can heighten the fears of homeowners when it comes to pests. One is if it’s difficult to figure out how the invasions are happening. The other is when extermination or control is a challenging task. Both of these concerns definitely apply to bed bugs.

Bed bugs are notorious for infiltrating properties. While you’re sleeping, they latch onto your skin and suck your blood. An itchy, red, and unsightly bunch of bumps will arise later. Many people don’t understand why bed bugs show up; much less how to get rid of them. You can learn this information now, and get details on Moyer Pest Control’s relevant services.

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How Do You Get Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs teem in public places to have access to blood. The fluid is vital to their survival; it’s the only thing they feed on. You probably won’t notice these critters slipping into your bags or attaching to your clothes while you’re at work, a hotel, or an airport. They’ll hitchhike with you home, and eventually fester in the following:

  • Appliances

  • Electronics

  • Mattresses

  • Couches

  • Upholstery

  • Fabrics

  • Wallpaper

  • Flooring

  • Wood Trim

Once your space is overrun, infestation signs will be in the form of stains and odors. Look for blood drops, reddish-brown smears, and brown or black feces. Bed bug waste tends to have a powdery texture. Any significant scents will be musty ones. As you might imagine, discovering bites on your arms, legs, face, and neck are also a tell-tale indication.

House bed bugs are usually reddish-brown and ¼ of an inch long. Two antennas top their oval heads, which are smaller than their equally circular bottoms. Their midsection is a strange shape. They also have six legs. When their pearly white eggs hatch, translucent young will surface.

How Can Bed Bugs Be Prevented?

This may be alarming to read, but preventing bed bugs is hard to do. Staying home all the time isn’t feasible, and you could easily miss them while you’re out and about. You have little to no influence over establishments and their pest control protocols. Your best option is to alert the proper authorities if you see the creepy-crawlers. Despite this, there are ways to lower the risk of a bed bug intrusion. You have to catch them early:

  • Use a deterring mattress cover.

  • Steam clean your upholstery and carpeting routinely.

  • Regularly look around your bedding, furniture, drawers, laundry, and electronics with a flashlight.

  • Before you buy a second-hand item, inspect it for signs of bed bugs.

  • If you spot bed bugs at a hotel, tell maintenance and have them relocate you far away.

  • Put your luggage in a plastic bag.

  • Wash travel clothes in hot water and dry them on high for 20 minutes when you return home. Examine your baggage.

What Can Moyer Pest Control Do About Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are persistent and resilient creatures that only professionals can address. Independent methods can be faulty and hazardous. Retail items have only temporary effects. Go the safer and more reliable route, and call us at Moyer Pest Control.

We have specialized tools to eradicate these pests. Depending on the level of infestation, we treat the affected areas with thorough conventional products, heating methods, and/or with industrial-grade Aprehend®. You’ll receive follow-up visits and an automatic warranty. Take your home back! Contact us today!

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