When it comes to choosing their next victim, bed bugs are not picky. Bed bug issues and infestations can take place in many different places. Their preferred shelter is a dark area such as a sofa, bed mattress, or other soft furnishings. These wingless insects feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. As a result, humans make the ideal host for them. The fact that bed bugs can breed successfully in various environments and circumstances, along with their ability to go a long time without eating makes them difficult to eliminate. If you suspect you might have a bed bug issue, it’s best to hire a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks to eradicate them. Best Pest Control can treat bed bugs and eliminate any infestations.
Where Are Bed Bugs Found?
Bed bugs are not limited to any one specific type of habitat. These pests are found in residential homes, multi-family housing, apartments, hotels, condos, hospitals, schools and college campuses, office buildings, retail stores, and even movie theaters. These days, even five-star hotels are susceptible to bed bug infestations.
Are Bed Bugs Hard to Treat?
Although considered pests, bed bugs should not be equated with sanitation problems in hotels or homes, for that matter. Bed bugs are hardy and transient pests. They are often found in other areas, besides the bed. They are able to survive for several months without eating and can withstand a wide range of temperatures from nearly freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. A pest control company can control bed bugs with constant inspection and treatment.
Why Are Bed Bugs Found in Hotels?
Bed bugs travel easily and most people don’t inspect their suitcases or belongings before checking into or leaving their hotel room. Once bed bugs are inside a home or hotel room, bed bugs spread rapidly through pipes, in vacuum cleaners, on clothing, and luggage. In a hotel, bed bugs can even spread from room to room, since guests may end up moving to another room.
Are Bed Bugs Just in Beds?
Bed bugs do not just live in beds. They can live pretty much anywhere. They can be in chair cushions, sofas, behind electrical outlets, and cracks and crevices in baseboards. This is also what makes dealing with a bed bug infestation so difficult.
Do Bed Bugs Carry Diseases?
Although bed bugs look like an insect that would transmit a disease, like a mosquito, there are no records of disease transmissions by bed bugs. However, the biggest risk factor for humans could be secondary bacterial infections, as result from scratching the skin from bites. If the skin breaks from scratching, bacteria could enter.
What Can I Do to Protect Myself Against Bed Bugs?
A good time to check for bed bugs is after you return from a trip. Be vigilant in checking your luggage and clothing. If you think you have a bed bug infestation, contact the best pest control company at the Lake of Ozarks. This is not a pest that can be controlled with do-it-yourself measures.
Best Pest Control Can Help with Your Bed Bug Problem
To effectively control bed bugs, a thorough inspection should be done by a Lake of the Ozarks pest control company. Best Pest Control can do an evaluation to find out where the bed bugs are harboring. Once we discover the root of the problem, we will develop a treatment and plan of action to gain control of them depending on the infestation. If you suspect bed bugs in your home contact Best Pest Control to eliminate these pests immediately!
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