The Problems Bed Bugs Can Cause In Your Humboldt County Home

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When we think of pest problems that are the hardest to control, we tend to think of cockroaches as resistant to many extermination products or rodents that breed quickly and stick to the hard-to-reach areas of a home. Well, what about a pest that shares both of those traits and also feeds on your blood. It sounds like a horror movie, but this very real threat is the tiny bed bug. Learning how to spot the signs of bed bugs and call in the experts right away will help you stay protected from these nightmare pests.

Bed Bugs: Parasitic Pests

There are many types of parasitic pests, from ticks and mosquitoes to fleas and bed bugs. Bed bugs are small, almost microscopic insects, though the naked eye can spot them. Like most other parasites, bed bugs feed on blood, including the blood of people and our pets. While bed bugs are indeed known for infesting bedrooms, you can find them in numerous locations. They are also known to nest in furniture, curtains, and clothing. Before making it indoors, bed bugs usually live anywhere there are people. They travel by hitchhiking, clinging to skin, hair, or clothing in order to hitch a ride somewhere safe and secure, and many times this is right into your home.

Health Concerns Of Bed Bugs

While there are more directly harmful pests out there than bed bugs, like those that transmit dangerous diseases or cause hazardous property damage, you still do not want an infestation in your house. Aside from being difficult to get rid of, bed bugs can cause all of the following problems:

  • Bites: It’s no secret that bed bugs bite, and the itchy welts they leave behind can pile up. After a while, the itchiness compounds and can lead to extreme discomfort.
  • Infections: Scratching the itch of a bug bite offers only momentary satisfaction and can increase infection risk if the skin breaks. Even knowing this, the most determined victim can succumb to the desire to scratch at these sites.
  • Insomnia: Whether you’re losing sleep from the discomfort of their bites or the mere thought of all those crawling parasites in your home, it’s not uncommon for people with bed bugs to lose a night’s sleep.
  • Anemia: While it’s rare, frequent feedings by bed bugs can lead to anemia, or low blood cell count, due to constant blood loss.

Bed Bug Control Is A Tall Order

Not only are bed bugs problematic for your health, but they are also some of the most difficult pests to eliminate. While there are plenty of DIY methods you can find online, from using a hairdryer to try and heat them out or applying some handmade concoction of chemicals to your mattress, none of these are recommended for proper bed bug removal. Most at-home methods won’t kill all bed bugs and, even if they succeed at killing the larvae and adults, they will certainly not kill the unhatched eggs. For proper bed bug prevention and extermination, it’s best to turn directly to professionals. We can fix the problem before it grows to unmanageable proportions.

Turn To The Pros For Bed Bug Treatment

You can’t take a bed bug infestation too seriously, whether it comes to early prevention or elimination. They are incredibly easy to introduce to your home without you even realizing it. Once the signs are apparent, it’s too late to try ineffective solutions. Instead, contact Accurate Termite & Pest Solutions, where our expert staff can provide you with more advice or assistance. Not only can we inspect your home thoroughly for bed bugs or their signs, but we can also work quickly to treat any problems before it becomes a health hazard.

Don’t sleep on a bed bug problem; act fast by turning to Accurate Termite & Pest Solutions.