You have to do something about bed bugs fast
Some people will tell you that bed bugs are just a nuisance, but they can be more than just a nuisance; in fact, bed bugs can be very scary to most of us for various reasons, including the fact that they feed on our blood! Bed bugs might be in your home for days or even weeks before you start to suspect that they might even be there. You are not likely to see them since they are so small and very good at hiding, so the first sign that you will have about their presence might be red, itchy welts on your body. Those welts are the result of bed bug bites and you will find yourself wondering how you got them. Once you realize that bed bugs are the most likely culprit, you have to decide what to do about them and you have to do that fast because the longer that those bed bugs infest your home the longer that they will keep biting you, your loved ones and even your pets.
What to do once you know you have bed bugs
Experts will tell you that bed bugs are spreading since they have seen more and more infestations by these pests during the past decade. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is that people are traveling more and bed bugs are hitchhikers. Bed bugs will hitchhike from one place to another by hiding in travelers’ luggage and clothes and that is one of the reasons that people think of hotels and motels when they think of bed bugs. But, to be fair, bed bugs are not exclusively found in hotels, motels, and other places where travelers stay. In fact, you can catch bed bugs just about anywhere that you happen to go, including your local library! Bed bugs can live just about anywhere, despite their name. You might be waiting to take a train home, for example, and bed bugs will sneak into your luggage; next thing you know, you gave them a ride right to your house. Once you even suspect that you have bed bugs, the very first thing that you should do is to stay calm. A lot of people panic at this point because of the fear that they have of these blood-sucking pests. Some people might even chuck their bed completely right at that point foolishly thinking that getting rid of their bed will get rid of the bed bugs, but even a measure as drastic as that will not get rid of the bed bugs in a house since they hide in more places than just the bed. You might be tempted to move your bed into another room while you decide what to do, but that will just spread the bed bugs into another room where they might not have been already.
Instead of moving anything around or even throwing things away, contact professional bed bug experts such as A1 Bed Bug Exterminator.
The dangers that bed bugs pose
Despite being so scary to a lot of people, the fact is that there are more dangerous pests than bed bugs that could invade your home; even mosquitos could be more dangerous to you and your loved one since they are known to transmit various diseases such as malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, and more. But you should know that bed bugs are not known to transmit any disease to human beings, so they are not going to kill you. However, as mentioned before, bed bug bites do cause red, itchy welts on people’s bodies; if people scratch these welts incessantly they might tear the skin off and that can lead to an infection that might require medical attention. Also, some people have allergic reactions to bed bug bites. If you have pets, they might get bitten too because bed bugs do bite other animals and not just humans. The reason that they target us more is because of our exposed skin. Because of these dangers, it is imperative to get rid of bed bugs as soon as possible.
Get professional help
Do not be tempted to waste time and money on DIY solutions because these very seldom work when it comes to getting rid of bed bugs. A professional company that is used to dealing with bed bugs will know exactly what to do and eradicate them quickly and discretely so that your neighbors do not know anything about the matter.