Bed bugs are becoming a significant issue around the country. They are easily spread and difficult to treat, can result in rapid growth and in number of outbreaks. Bed bug bites may lead to itchy marks, which can cause discomfort or can become infected when scratched too much.
The key to protect your family from bed bugs is to be aware of the prevention solutions and to recognize the signs of a bed bug invasion. Of course there are steps you can take on your own to reduce the risk of these invaders, but it’s highly recommended to call a professional bed bug exterminator when you discover infestation in your home.
Contrary to popular belief, bed bug outbreak is not the result of poor housekeeping or unsanitary conditions. The most common source of bed bugs is staying at a hotel with an infestation or bringing home secondhand furniture that is infested.
Bed bugs are known as elusive pests and are very good at hiding, making them very difficult to spot. So, instead of looking for the actual bed bugs, look for evidence of their presence in your house, such as tiny and dark stains on bed sheets, mattresses and furniture, unexplained bites or itchy skin bumps.
Common hiding places are crevices or seams of the bed mattress, cracks or corners of the bed frame, between cushions of upholstered furniture, around baseboards, inside electrical outlets, under loose wallpaper and behind wall hangings.