Indoor pests come in all shapes and sizes. Some buzz around your home all day, while others live within the walls and never make a sound. Yet, one unwanted guest can quietly invade your bedroom and only come out at night to feast on its victim: you. In recent years, bed bugs have been going through a resurgence. These pesky little bugs typically live within eight feet of your bed and can go undetected for months. If you think you have bed bugs, get rid of them quickly with the help from Wagner Pest Solutions. But if you’re not sure, here are some frequently asked questions that many people have.
1. What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small, wingless, brown-reddish, nocturnal insects that hide within your bedding, box spring, clothing, and headboards and wait for you to drift off to sleep before venturing out. They are relatively flat and measure no more than a 1/4-inch when fully grown.
2. Where do they come from?
These little blood-suckers are found all around the world and are typically more common in developing countries. But, according to the CDC, their presence has been rapidly growing in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. Due to frequent travel, bed bugs have been hitchhiking in luggage and landing in unlikely places around the world, including popular hotels and resorts.
3. Can they transmit disease?
While they do carry roughly 22 human pathogens, there are no known cases of bed bugs spreading disease. They are, however, considered a public health problem and can be quite annoying if they get into your home. You may notice that you’re more itchy while you sleep, or discover irritated bumps on your body that can be itchy. Frequent scratching can lead to other skin infections.
4. How can I prevent bed bugs?
Preventing bed bugs starts with educating yourself about the places you intend to visit, washing your clothing and bedding after a trip, using bed bug prevention such as as bed encasement, and refraining from placing your suitcase on a hotel bed before you inspect it. You should also avoid picking up second-hand furniture, and traveling to hotels and resorts with recent infestations.
Turn to the experts!
Bed bug infestations are no fun and can really disrupt your ability to get a good night’s rest. At Wagner Pest Solutions, we understand how important it is to provide fast and reliable pest extermination services. We proudly serve residents in Phoenix, AZ, and surrounding communities within a 50-mile radius. Whether you’re dealing with bugs in the bedroom, termites in your walls, birds in the attic, or mosquitoes in the backyard, we’ve got you covered. To request your remediation today, call us at (623) 466-6752.