Why You Should Call The Professionals About Bed Bugs In Your Modesto Home
November 13, 2020
As human beings, it’s in our nature to put things off if they don’t directly affect us. Maybe it’s because we have access to too much information, true and untrue. If you were constantly worrying about things happening to you that you hear about happening to others, you probably wouldn’t be able to step out of your house. However, there is a fine line between “ignorance is bliss” and not being prepared for real threats. Everyone knows that bed bugs are a huge nuisance when you incur an infestation. However, until it happens in your home, you never really worry about them, do you? Unfortunately, the more you learn about bed bugs, the more you’ll realize just how easily they can get into your house...and how difficult they can be to get rid of.
World-Traveling Blood Hitchhikers
Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs don’t just start spawning randomly in your house like mold. They have to get into your house at some point, just like any other pest. While bed bugs are only about five millimeters in length, they travel a lot further than most pests by clinging on to almost anything and hitching a ride to their next sustainable food source.
Bed bugs can enter a home by clinging on to anything from your shoes to your pets, and even your luggage. That’s what makes travel hubs one of the easiest places to pick up bed bugs. They’ll jump from bag to bag in airport terminals and bus stations, which makes you realize just how many different people you travel with. You never know whose bag is carrying these parasitic hitchhikers that can wind up on your bag, and then in your house.
Another way you can easily pick up bed bugs is by purchasing second-hand furniture. Any piece of furniture, from couches to mattresses and even kitchen appliances, can carry bed bugs into your home and begin an ongoing infestation. Remember: bed bugs can thrive in any sort of furniture, even inhabiting offices and other places that don’t have beds at all. Keep that in mind the next time you buy used furniture or appliances. The best (and only) way to keep bed bugs out yourself is to carefully check all of the items you bring into your home, especially any luggage and used furniture.
Preventative Measures (And Their Pitfalls)
Since continuously checking the items that come through your doors can be tedious or downright impractical, you can easily incur an infestation, even if you’re careful. Here’s where Modesto homeowners make their biggest mistake: they try to take care of the problem themselves. Using home remedies like vacuums and sprays to kill the top layer of bed bugs can give you a few nights of peace. However, the nightly attacks will start right up again once all of those eggs that are buried far below the surface hatch. This repeated cycle of recurring attacks can cause many people to have trouble sleeping, developing into severe insomnia that lasts beyond the problem being solved. Time to call Peace Of Mind Pest Control to give you just that!
That’s why you need professional help at the first sign of bed bugs. If you smell a musty odor, see rust-colored excrement on your furniture, or spot small bloodstains on your sheets, you most likely have a bed bug infestation. Go with the solution that can eradicate them the first time rather than jumping on the hamster wheel ineffective home remedies and sleepless nights. You shouldn’t have to lay down wondering if you’ll be bitten in your sleep again. Contact Peace Of Mind Pest Control today to get rid of bed bugs for good.