Bedbugs are among the most common pests that invade households. They reproduce quickly and bite their hosts during the night to extract blood, thereby leaving red itchy spots or rashes. The main reason why most pest infestations often reach devastating magnitudes is that the victims never anticipate the attack. Also, they do little to avoid or detect it in the early stages. At Beeline Pest Control Utah, we have compiled a list of the most common risk factors which we’ve seen that frequently predispose households to bedbug infestations. If your house possesses any of these risk factors, call us right away for a thorough inspection.
Lack of Frequent Cleaning
Clutter tends to attract most household pests, including bedbugs. The accumulation of waste and dust in a house and the numerous cracks and crevices where bedbugs can hide and go undetected. In addition, this will cause them to rapidly increase in number and invade the entire house. Old and worn out mattresses, abandoned attics and cluttered basements are common features of most bedbug-infested homes.
Importation of Contaminated Items
More often than not, bedbugs are usually brought from the outside in a variety of ways. Hotels and motels with low-quality cleaning services are notorious for harboring bedbugs and since most people only stay in such facilities for a short time, it is difficult for you to notice when a bedbug creeps into your luggage. Their small size and flat shape enable bedbugs to hide in tiny spaces. In addition, bedbugs can hide in furniture, thus you can ferry these pests to your home through second-hand articles.
Presence of a Neighborhood Infestation
If your next-door neighbor has been trying to get rid of bedbugs in their home, then there is a high likelihood that you may be facing a similar problem soon. Often, when bedbugs are looking for shelter, they usually go to the nearest inhabitable location. This is what leads to widespread neighborhood infestations which are often frustrating to handle. If you and your neighbors find yourself in such a situation, don’t blame each other. Instead, hire Beeline Pest Control. We are proven to be the finest Salt Lake City exterminators with a lot of experience in dealing with various types of pest problems.
Presence of Other Pests
If you currently or have recently had other pests in your home including rodents, ants, termites, box elder bugs, cockroaches or spiders, then you might also be at risk of getting bedbugs. This is due to the fact that most pests like to inhabit locations that are generally conducive for breeding. So if you still have nesting remains from previous encounters with pests, then there is a high likelihood that bedbugs can take over where the others left off. Climatic conditions may also be to blame for this since the presence of other pests might be an indication that the weather and vegetation in your area provide optimum conditions for all pests, including bedbugs, to thrive.