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Everything You Need to Know About Bedbugs

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!

We've all heard the saying, "don't let the bed bugs bite," but what does that mean? Bed Bugs are tiny insects that feed on human blood. They are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide, which is why they are often found in beds where people sleep. Bedbugs are not known to spread disease, but their bites can be itchy and uncomfortable. In extreme cases, they can cause allergic reactions. Here's everything you need to know about bedbugs, including how to get rid of them so you can sleep soundly.

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed Bugs are small, brownish insects that feed on human blood and are about the size of an apple seed, making them hard to spot. They come out at night to feed on their sleeping victims, which is why many people don't realize they have them until they start seeing bites on their skin. These parasites are often found in beds, but they can also live in furniture, like couches and chairs.

Are Bed Bug Bites Harmful?

When a bed bug bites, it injects a numbing agent into its victim, so they don't feel the bite until it's too late. Their bites look like small, red, itchy bumps on the skin that can be mistaken for mosquito bites. If you have a severe reaction to bedbug bites, you may develop welts or hives. If you're allergic to bed bug bites, you may experience difficulty breathing or swelling in your throat or face.

How Do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

If you think you might have bed bugs, you can do a few things to get rid of them.

  1. Start by cleaning all infested areas with a powerful vacuum cleaner. The vacuum will help remove any eggs or bugs hiding in cracks and crevices.
  2. Wash all infested bedding and clothing in hot water and dry on high heat for 30 minutes. This will kill any remaining bugs or eggs missed by the vacuum cleaner.
  3. Consider hiring a professional pest control company to treat your home for bedbugs. Their expertise is the most effective way to get rid of these unwanted guests for good, especially since they can still be hiding in your couch or other furniture.

Your Bed Bug Experts

If you suspect you are dealing with a bed bug infestation, Econex Pest Management can help! Our pest control experts have the knowledge and equipment to rid your home of these unwanted parasites. Contact us online or give us a call today. (888) 508-4205