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Why Professional Control Is A Must For Souderton Bed Bugs

October 2, 2020

 

If a good night’s sleep had a price tag, what would you pay to get it? Many homeowners invest thousands of dollars in high-end mattresses, perfect pillows, and add-ons that make their sleep as restful as possible. Even if this isn’t the case for you, chances are you still do everything in your power to get the rest you need each night. One thing that hurts sleep more than anything is a bed bug infestation in your Souderton. If you suspect these tiny, biting pests are ruining your night's rest, here is why professional bed bug control is the right option for you.

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small parasitic pests that rely on a regular meal of blood to survive. Identify these pests by their reddish-brown, oval-shaped bodies, and the signs they leave throughout homes. One thing you should know about bed bugs is that they don’t have to feed every night. A single adult bed bug is capable of surviving upwards of 200 days without a blood meal.

a bed bug infestation on sheets

If you have ever heard that bed bugs are too small to see, then you have been deceived. Bed bugs are just really good at staying out of sight. Inside homes when homeowners are awake, these pests will shelter deep inside cracks, crevices, and around other hard to reach places. Only when homeowners have gone to sleep will bed bugs emerge and seek out blood.

How Bed Bugs Travel

Bed bugs are not mobile pests, yet they travel more than many other creatures do in a lifetime. How? With your help. Instead of flying or crawling into your home, bed bugs use items you carry around with you every day. Go to the gym, and they might crawl into your bag. Take a trip, and they might sneak into your luggage at a hotel. Wherever you go, there will always be a chance bed bugs are around.

Problems Bed Bugs Cause

In some ways bed bugs are not dangerous pests, but they do cause trouble for homeowners. The biggest problem these pests pose is with the bites they leave on skin and the sleep they ruin. If you start finding bites on your skin after waking, do your best not to scratch at them, as this may lead to infection. With larger infestations of bed bugs, anemia and insomnia may also occur.

Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation

There are a few ways to tell if your home has a bed bug infestation besides seeing live bed bugs. Here are a few signs you should keep your eye out for around your home.

Bloodstains on bed coverings

  • Bites on your skin in a straight line or zig-zag pattern

  • Dots of reddish-black fecal matter along baseboards, bed frames, and around your home

  • Tiny see-through eggs inside cracks and crevices

Why DIY Doesn’t Work

It is easy to think that bed bug problems are easy to solve. Besides, all you have to do is treat your bed, right? Wrong. Bed bugs hide throughout homes and are great at avoiding danger. If they see you treating your bedroom, they will hide deep within your walls until the threat is gone. Remember that bed bugs are capable of surviving 200 days without a meal. Bed bugs are also extremely resistant to many pesticides. Use the wrong product, and you might find no success at all.

How To Guarantee Bed Bugs Get Out

The only way to make sure your home gets bed bug free is with the help of a professional. At Moyer Pest Control, we offer quick and reliable treatments designed to eliminate bed bugs in every stage of their development. We will make sure the job gets done right.

Give our team a call today to schedule an inspection for your Souderton home.

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