Bed bugs can cause a problem as they spread very easily, which means many people need to get rid of bed bugs. All it takes is a single contaminated item to touch a new area, and the bed bugs have spread before you know it.
According to the internet, there are multiple ways that people can try to get rid of bed bugs, but as you might expect with the internet – don’t believe everything you read!
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Just the mention of bed bugs is enough to make most people cringe. From how easy it is to get them to how hard it can be to get rid of them, bed bugs are a problem that no homeowner wants to deal with.
How bed bug infestations happen
Bed bugs tend to first come in to a home as hidden stowaways. If you’ve recently been to a hotel or another person’s home where bed bugs were present, or if you have kids who have been in school, it’s very possible that a few of these little troublemakers might have found their way into your luggage, clothing or backpack. Once back at your place, bed bugs will move out of their travel digs and take up residence in the places around the house where they’re most comfortable (and usually most hidden).
Mattresses, of course, are a popular nesting spot for bed bugs, but it’s also pretty common to find them among clothing, dug into thick carpeting or hiding behind draperies. That is, if you CAN find them. Bed bugs are great at staying hidden – tucking themselves into crevices and creases – which not only makes them hard to find in the first place, but also that much harder to get rid of since it’s hard to be sure you’ve found them all.
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We deal with all of kinds of pests, insects and rodents, but there are few critters that get under people’s skin (literally) quite like bed bugs. Nothing infests both one’s home and mind more than these persistent, hard-to-kill pests. A simple web search will yield hundreds of DIY tricks to eliminate bed bugs, but they inevitably all fail.
What are bed bugs?
Less than a half an inch in length, these oval, red-brown little pests are so named thanks to their preference for hanging out in dark spaces close to their food source. That food source? Humans (yikes). As such, the bedroom is a common nesting place – from mattress seams and bed frames to carpet edges and picture frames, bed bugs tend to dig in wherever they can find a good crack or crevice.
How do bed bugs get into a home?
Bed bugs are travelers, which is why they’ve become such a problem for many hotels. Luggage, clothing and bedding tend to be their favorite means of getting from one place to another, and once they’re in, they usually don’t want to leave.
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