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How Did My Home Get Bed Bugs?

Bed bug on white backdropYou unknowingly bring home some guests - bed bugs. These new residents generally need a little help getting into your home. At some point, you or something you brought into your house had to come in contact with the little pests. They can enter your home by either hitching a ride or finding a crack in the wall.

The bed bugs are small flat pests and reddish-brown in color. These bugs like to come out and play at night and hide - sometimes very well - during the day. The bed bug travels by crawling. They do not jump or fly.

Hitching a Ride

The bed bugs like to travel by attaching themselves to soft material. The pest grabs onto soft material like:

  • Clothes
  • Luggage
  • Mattresses
  • Bedding
  • Furniture
  • Purses
  • Backpacks

Any soft material item is fair game for these pests!

Once they reach their destination, they spread throughout their new home. They will find other hiding spots and make themselves comfortable.

Cracks Are an Open Door

Whether you live in a home or an apartment complex, if there are cracks in the walls, it is like an open door. The crack allows the bed bugs to crawl right in and take over your home. Evicting these pests is difficult.

Caution, Look for Bugs!

When you travel, make sure that before you set your luggage down, you check the room. You need to look under the blankets and sheets for the little reddish-brown bugs. If you do not see any signs in the bedding, do not take chances. You need to place your luggage on the rack and away from the wall and other furniture.

After your trip, you need to wash all the clothes in your luggage. Do not put any clothes in your dresser without washing them first. You need to wash the dirty clothes and the unworn outfits as well. You may not see the stow-away in the clean clothes.

If you are buying furniture, either new or used, before you bring it into your home, check it over. Make sure you check the cushions, ruffles and seams for any bugs. Taking the little extra time making sure the furniture is not infested before it comes in the house can save you a big headache later.

Contact Pest Control Solutions for your free estimate or questions about your pest problems.

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