Bed bugs are on the rise in the United States. Bed bugs were basically eradicated from the United States in the 1960s, but in the last twenty years, they have begun to pop up again. Bed bugs are resistant to many types of pesticide and can be difficult to find and treat because of their nocturnal habits and because they can go several weeks without feeding.
How Did I Get Bed Bugs?
According to the article, “How Do Bed Bugs Enter Your Home?” bed bugs often come into your home after a business trip or vacation. The bed bugs ma crawl into your luggage when you are at a hotel and then come into your home that way. You can also bring them home in your gym bag. You can avoid bringing them home by carefully checking your hotel room before you stay and by keeping your suitcase off the floor and bed. The luggage racks are a great tool to help you prevent bringing a bed bugs home.
Do Bed Bugs Spread Diseases?
Bed bugs do not spread diseases from person to person. Although the bites themselves can be quite itchy. Some people may develop a serious allergy to bed bug bites. Other than that, you do not need to worry about any diseases that you can pick up from bed bugs.
Where Can I Find Bed Bug Nests?
Bed bugs are found near the headboard of your bed. They may be in the cracks along your bed frame or in or along the baseboard. They may also make their home in the mattress or box springs of your bed. While they do not create a colony like an ant, they do tend to hide in the same places. You may be able to see the bed bugs or the droppings from bed bugs.
What Can I Do to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
The process of getting rid of bed bugs can be quite extensive. You will need to identify where the bed bugs are hiding so that you can treat those areas. You will also need to wash and dry all of the bedding in hot water and on high heat to take care of the bed bugs. An exterminator can help you effectively treat for termites and keep them from returning. It is important that you kill the bed bugs as well as their eggs and larvae.