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How To Make Sure Bed Bugs Don't Make Their Home Inside Your Bedding

July 15, 2022 - Bed Bugs

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Many pests in California are disgusting. No one wants pests crawling or flying around their property, but certain pests are worse than others. One of the most disgusting and invasive pests is the bed bug. These tiny parasites spread throughout homes in no time, and bite people while they sleep. Bed bugs can sense how much carbon dioxide people emit, knowing when we drift off. 

The Lifecycle Of The Anaheim Bed Bug 

As fleas and ticks, bed bugs are parasites that need to consume blood to survive. They don't live on human hosts, but they will attach themselves to our belongings, like luggage and clothing. Bed bugs can be picked up everywhere, from businesses to hotels to laundromats to buses. They are only about the size of an apple seed, so you probably won't notice that you've brought them home. Bed bugs are also carried inside on secondhand items that are already infected. They can infest used furniture, blankets, curtains, and more. 

It's helpful to know what bed bugs do once they get inside our house because to eradicate them, you need to kill every bug and egg. 

Once an adult bed bug gets into your home, the females lay around one to five eggs per day. They lay their eggs in small holes in walls or mattress seams. After about two weeks, the eggs hatch and become nymphs. After feeding a few times, the nymphs become full adults in around five weeks, continuing the cycle.

How Can I Tell If I Have A Bed Bug Infestation?

As the infestation grows, you may see bed bugs. But, in the early stages, you won't notice them. Instead, it's better to know some other signs of their presence, such as:

  • Bite marks in zigzag or row patterns

  • A musty odor that wasn't there before

  • Rusty bloodstains on bedding

Contact A-1 Bonded Termite for bed bug control services if you notice any of these signs. But, if you don't have bed bugs yet, you can take proactive steps to prevent them now.

Five Tips For Bed Bug Prevention

Bed bugs are tricky to prevent because they are so widespread and tiny. But, you can reduce your odds of bringing them home with you by following these five steps:

  1. Check hotel rooms for bed bug activity.

  2. Avoid setting down your bags and luggage while traveling.

  3. Transport items to laundromats in plastic bags.

  4. Inspect secondhand items for signs of bed bugs. 

  5. Contact Anaheim pest control professionals for help.

Bed bug prevention is complex, and it's not possible to ensure you'll never get an infestation. Luckily, there's an easy way to remove these creatures once they get indoors.

How To Keep Bed Bugs Away From Your Home

While the team at A-1 Bonded Termite can't prevent bed bugs entirely for you, we can remove them effectively. DIY bed bug control services rarely work because these tiny pests can live in many places throughout your home. Instead, let our home pest control plans address bed bugs. It's best to reach out at the first sign of a problem before bed bugs spread. Contact us today if you have bed bugs, and we will send out a technician to inspect and remove them.

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