Avoiding Bedbug Infestations at Home
Finding out you have pests at home be can alarming and difficult to address even if we see them easily running from one corner to another, so imagine the idea of having tiny, obscure pests that are well hidden in your favorite sofa or your comfy bed where you sleep every night. This is typically the scenario with the tiny pests in your bed called bedbugs, for obvious reasons, as they are so small in size and usually only come out night in the dark which makes them all the more difficult to see, meaning you cannot easily address them until you see them with your own eyes.
While it is true that they are not really invisible, the size of bedbugs and the eggs they lay are commonly too small to easily notice, and the detection of their infestation will need you to have at least a basic knowledge about them. Most of the times, bedbugs do not cause noticeable problems, but there are people, especially those with existing allergies of some sort, who are more sensitive and can easily develop rashes from the bites, which appear in clusters and often becomes tiny blisters that itches a lot.
While it is commonly thought that bedbugs are only found in dirty places, they can actually be found in clean homes as well as unlike other pests that thrive on dirt, bedbugs feed on blood, and therefore only require humans or their pets to live and multiply. Most people are not aware that bedbugs are usually transferred from an unknowingly infested location like hotels, other homes or furniture shops, where you lay out your belongings that they can crawl into then transfer to your own bed and furniture once you return with them home.
When taking home items that are possible carriers of bedbugs, it is always best to wash them thoroughly before they get in contact with anything at home. Putting these items into vacuumed bags and sealing it tight for a couple of days can also suffocate and kill the bugs, a step you can also do with other items that might be infested too.
Knowing what to look for is also important, since their size will require a closer look, so make sure you know what bedbugs look like (flat and oval with a brown color), including trails of their presence such as their eggs, its shells, shed skin, and their tiny fecal matter. If you want to save time and effort, you can always call a reliable professional such as Go Forth Pest Control of Charlotte to handle everything for you and make sure these pests are gone without a trace.