When it comes to bed bugs in your home, it’s vital you address the issue as soon as possible, or you can run the risk of complete infestation. And while these insects don’t reproduce as quickly as other types of pests, such as the house fly, a single adult female can produce anywhere from 200 to 250 eggs in a lifetime. That’s a lot of bed bugs, and this means a lot of possible sleepless nights filled with itching.
The good news is, right here in Salt Lake City, you’ll find professional bed bug control services that can and will help you make your home free of the creepy crawlies. It’s important you don’t delay setting up a schedule with them though, as the longer you wait, the harder the elimination of these insects will be.
An important thing to note
Bed bugs, although called that, don’t just live and thrive in beds. This is one of the most common misconceptions about these insects, and one of the reasons that most DIY treatments don’t work that effectively. Even if you throw out your infested mattresses and even the entire bed, so long as you don’t treat the rest of the house, it’s still highly likely you won’t get rid of them completely.
Keep in mind that they can infest almost anything resembling a bed, such as chairs, couches, cushions, and curtains. You can also find them nesting in drawers (particularly the joints), in appliances, and the areas where walls meet the ceilings.
Spotting the signs
Bed bug infestations aren’t difficult to discover, since you’ll feel the symptoms of the bites. From painful red itches to sleep disturbances, these indications should already prompt you to take action. However, low-level infestations may be more difficult to diagnose, so you may have to do a more extensive assessment of your home.
You don’t have to carry the burden on your own though. With the help of professional bed bug exterminators, you can easily and quickly determine their presence in your home, and of course, safely rid your house of these annoying, even potentially health-threatening insects.