One of the last things you ever want to hear is “bed bug infestation.” These tiny almost undetectable creatures can hide in and around items for extensive periods of time. By the time signs/symptoms start to appear, you already have a bed bug infestation.
Ignoring a bed bug infestation can only make it worse, and it can be harmful to your health. These little pests will not just leave on their own you must call a pest control professional to get rid of them.
4 Reasons To Never Ignore A Bed Bug Infestation
Dealing with any pest infestation is unpleasant, but a bed bug infestation is much worse.
1. They Will Spread
Bed bugs are found in any type of residence, it is not dependent on your type of living condition. They can be found in the cleanest of homes, apartments, hotels, dorm rooms, etc.
Bed bugs are hitchhiker bugs. You can pick them up anywhere, and once you have them you can spread them too. A residence usually acquires bed bugs from people bringing in luggage, overnight bags, furniture, clothes, mattresses, etc. They can hide in the seams and folds of these items without being detected. They can also get into your personal items like a book bag or purse and then you can carry them to your home, school, or workplace.
2. Bed Bugs Bite
There are a number of adverse health effects that can result from beg bug bites. This can include skin rashes, and allergic reactions. These allergic symptoms can include, but are not limited to, enlarged bite marks and painful swelling at the bite site.
If you suspect you have them, get an inspection right away. The longer you wait the worse the infestation will get.
3. They Are Hard To Get Rid Of
Getting rid of your bed bug infestation is not something you can do on your own. The only way to ensure they are eliminated is to have it professionally treated. Weather the bed bug treatment is done with heat, chemical, or combination of both, it is very labor intensive and requires a trained professional.
While your first instinct may be to throw away of all the items that you think have bed bugs, that is actually incorrect. Besides your mattress or sofa they can also be located are under carpeting, between or beneath floor boards, behind baseboards and crown molding, or beneath window frames and door frames. So, while you might think you have gotten rid of everything, they are still there.
A bed bug treatment requires a lot of preparation before the treatment even starts. There are also protocols that need to be followed after the treatment. A professional pest control company will guide you every step of the way and explain the process to ensure you eliminate them for good.
4. Causes Anxiety
Any type of bug or insect invading our homes is upsetting, but bed bugs can cause a lot of anxiety.
We worry about getting bitten, or even worse, bed bugs biting our children or pets. We worry about spreading them to friends and family, or simply the stigma attached to having bed bugs. Many people also have trouble sleeping in their beds for fear of getting bitten.
Bed Bug Infestation
If you think you could have bed bugs, you should have an inspection completed right away. You can find out more about bed bugs here or call or email us directly.
Here at Advantage TPC we will send out a technician to complete a comprehensive bed bug inspection of your property. If bed bugs are found we will give you a bid and detailed explanation of treatment to ensure elimination of bed bugs.