There’s no need to be embarrassed if you find bed bugs in your home. Many times a bed bug infestation is caused by a stay at a hotel or having a guest bring them from their home or travels. We get calls from many homeowners and businesses who have tried eliminating spiders and bugs on their own who still call us for help. Bed bugs are almost impossible to eliminate via DIY. Professional Bed Bug Treatment is almost always required to eliminate these tenacious human feeders. Smoke bombs usually don’t work because they can move quickly and begin to infest your entire home. Check out the several videos below discussing the problems bed bugs cause in Utah.
Bed bugs cannot transmit infectious diseases to people. Thus they aren’t a health threat in that respect. They do bite humans, however, and the bites can lead to skin sores that itch and may be painful. Each sore may remain for a week, or longer and infection is a risk, especially when a person scratches the sore until it becomes an open wound. The bugs are most active during the night hours and feed on a human’s blood, as they need blood to survive. People attract the pests when they emit CO2 while they sleep, and the bugs like the heat produced by the human body. They only need to feed once a week at most but remain close to the host to make this task easy.
Not all individuals react to a bite from a bed bug. Some people tend to show signs of a bed bug infestation, yet other family members aren’t affected. This doesn’t mean they aren’t in the home. Furthermore, some people experience an immediate reaction, and other won’t notice any reaction for a few days. Don’t assume that only one person in the home being affected means that the pests haven’t moved in.
Humans cannot see bed bugs without really looking. The eggs are only about the size of a pin head, nymphs reach the sesame seed size, and adults grow to be approximately the same size as an apple seed. They hide in cracks and crevices during the daytime, often in a human’s bed. The person doesn’t know they are present until they begin noticing the sores on their body. Once they do, they may then see blood smears on their sheets, molted skins hidden in mattress seams, or black fecal matter. Also, these signs may be found on baseboards, couches, and any place where a human spends a significant amount of time. Loose wallpaper may be a sign these pests have invaded the home, and black fecal matter may also be witnessed along the edge of a carpet, in the corner of a room, or in and around outlet covers.
People often assume a clean home won’t have bed bugs, but nothing is further from the truth. The pests are attracted to human body heat, blood, and carbon dioxide, thus anywhere a person is a bed bug may be found. They aren’t attracted to a home because it is dirty and grimy. One thing to remember, however, is homes that are cluttered do provide more hiding places for the pests. Thus an uncluttered home will make it easier to detect the bed bugs if they do decide to invade the residence.
As mentioned previously, bed bugs may be found anywhere humans are. This means public transportation, movie theaters, a friend’s home, or any place may have a bed bug infestation, often without the owners even being aware of it. No home is safe from this type of pest. Thus any sign of bed bugs requires a professional be called in.
Bed bugs make use of numerous items to travel between locations. Often, they ride in a person’s suitcase when they return from a trip, but they may also be brought into the home with the help of a bag from another place, used furniture, or any item in which they can hide. Once they have been introduced into a location, they quickly spread. The bugs remain dormant for extended periods of time when there isn’t a blood source available also, making it even harder to get rid of them once they move to a place.
Throwing away the bed and mattress where the bed bugs were found isn’t enough to resolve the problem. In fact, taking this step often makes the problem worse, as the bugs are then spread throughout the home. The pests are still present in cracks and crevices also, and it often makes it harder for a professional to detect the bed bugs when measures such as this are taken.
Freezing temperatures have been shown to kill bed bugs, but the problem is the low temperature must be maintained for an extended period to eradicate the problem. These low temperatures aren’t seen in Utah sufficient to kill the pests. Although there may be short periods during the winter months where this solution would be viable, knowing when they are can be difficult, thus it’s best to have the home treated immediately.
Beeline Pest Control has been a bed bug exterminator in Utah since our beginning. We understand how to completely eradicate these bugs from your home, office or hotel.
Beeline Pest Control understands bed bugs, the problems they cause, and how to remove them from a residence or any building. Don’t throw away all of the bedding in a home, purchase new mattresses, and relocate until the problem is resolved. We’ll help you eliminate the problem in the shortest time possible and educate you on exactly how we will do so, allowing you to rest easy at night knowing the problem is gone for good.
We service Provo, Orem, Eagle Mountain, Draper, Sandy and Salt Lake customers and assist with not only bed bugs, but any pests that have taken over your residence. This includes wasps, termites, cockroaches, ants, spiders, rodents and box elder bugs. We are here to serve you in any way we can. Give us a call for effective bed bug treatment at (801) 204-9134 today!
Have you ever been curious where the phrase, “sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite” came from? This site explains that and how long bed bugs have been around.