What are bed bugs?
At about ¼ of an inch long, bed bugs are small but not too small to see. These parasitic pests have an oval-shaped body with a reddish-brown coloring that will become redder after feeding.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
Because they feed on blood, it doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility that bed bugs could be dangerous. However, they are not. Bed bugs are not known to spread diseases to people, but these pests are still a nuisance, and you should not ignore them. A household infested with bed bugs can experience higher stress and less sleep.
Why do I have a bed bug problem?
Sadly, you are mistaken if you believe you can't get bed bugs because you keep your home clean. Unfortunately, many people believe this, which leads to these pests infiltrating even more Oklahoma City homes!
Every household is susceptible to a bed bug infestation because these sneaky pests hitchhike their way into homes from public places or on secondhand items. And if you don't notice them right away, bed bugs will reproduce and spread from room to room.
Where will I find bed bugs?
Because of their name, you might think you can find bed bugs around beds. While sleeping areas are a preference for these pests, they are not limited to these spaces. You may find bed bugs in every room in the house once they infest. They can hide in appliances, electrical outlets, furniture joints, behind wallpaper, and just about any other crevice.
If you suspect you have bed bugs, it is essential to have a professional inspection. Without one, you will not be able to see how extensive the infestation is and may not treat it appropriately.
How do I get rid of bed bugs?
Someone not trained in pest control can rarely effectively eliminate bed bug infestations. Let our experts at Epoch Pest Solutions do the job right the first time to save yourself time, money, and stress. You can have a bed bug-free home with a detailed inspection, the right prep work, and our proven bed bug control methods. So don't wait. If you see signs of these pests, contact Epoch Pest Solutions immediately!
How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?
Although bed bugs can happen to anyone, there are several prevention tips everyone can implement to help reduce the likelihood of an infestation. These prevention tips include:
- Thoroughly looking over any secondhand items you intend to bring home.
- Inspecting bags when returning home from work or school.
- Decluttering your home to reduce hiding areas for these pests.
- Using protective coverings on box springs and mattresses.
- Being mindful when traveling and always checking hotel rooms before your stay.
- Cleaning suitcases right when you return home.
- Keeping dirty clothes away from clean clothes.
Need more bed bug prevention methods? Call us at Epoch Pest Solutions to speak to one of our expert technicians in Idaho Falls and Oklahoma City.