What Do You Need To Know About Bed Bug Removal?
Can Bed Bugs Damage My Home?
Bed bugs do not cause physical damage to property. However, bed bug bites can cause allergic reactions and skin infections, some of which can be severe.
Furthermore, getting rid of bed bugs can be extremely difficult. Many people assume that simply throwing away an infested mattress will solve the problem, but bed bugs often live in other areas of the home as well and will simply infest a replacement mattress all over again. Bed bugs can also migrate back into your home from an infested mattress if you leave it near the property while waiting for trash pickup. So, leave removal to experienced professionals who can do the job right the first time and prevent ongoing problems.
How Do Bed Bugs Get Into My Home?
Bed bugs often find their way into a home through one of several methods, such as:
- Spreading from an adjacent building or apartment
- Hiding inside used furniture
- Hiding inside luggage, backpacks, purses, and other items placed on infested upholstery
Are There Different Kinds of Bed Bugs to Worry About?
There are 3 species of bed bugs associated with humans, but the most widespread variety in California is Cimex lectularius, or the common bed bug. The other 2 varieties are typically found in tropical regions.
Still, even common bed bugs represent significant challenges for homeowners and can be difficult to remove without help. That’s why our team uses specialized equipment and chemicals not available to everyday consumers to safely remove bed bugs and prevent them from returning to your home.
How Can I Avoid Bed Bug Infestations?
Lower your risk of a bed bug infestation by following these easy steps:
- Avoid purchasing used clothing or furniture unless you know that it comes from a place without a current or previous bed bug infestation.
- Use plastic, hypoallergenic covers to completely cover mattresses and box springs.
- Thoroughly inspect all items for shed skins or bloodstains before bringing them into your home.
- Communicate regularly with neighbors or building managers so that potential bed bug infestations can be controlled quickly.