Here's How Bed Bugs Get Into Bradenton Homes
Did you know that 10% of Americans donate blood annually? That’s roughly 32.8 million people according to America’s current population count. What might shock you is that way more people have their blood stolen than there are people who freely donate. How is this possible? One world, pests. Every day millions of people across America are bit by ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, and other blood stealing pests alike. Today we will be taking a closer look at one of these blood thieving pests, the bed bug. Here is how bed bugs get into Bradenton homes and a few things you can do to stop them.
What Types Of Homes Do Bed Bugs Infest?
There is a myth floating around that bed bugs only invade dirty homes. This could not be further from the truth. Bed bugs do not care how dirty or clean your home is. The only thing that matters to them is that people are around for them to feed on. Even the White House has had trouble with these invasive pests.
Bed Bug Hotspots
Bed bugs cannot survive out in the wild for extended periods of time. They need a temperature-controlled environment and a steady source of blood to survive. To avoid going outside and to get from place to place safely, bed bugs will hitchhike rides on items people carry. Anything from a backpack to a tv, to a used sofa, can be a form of transport for these tiny blood stealing pests.
Locations with heavy foot traffic are often hotspots for bed bug activity. Movie theaters, medical facilities, restaurants, airports, bus stops, hotels, motels, and malls are just a few areas bed bugs are commonly found.
How To Avoid Bed Bugs
The first thing you need to know to avoid bed bugs is how to spot them and the signs they leave behind. Identify a live bed bug by its apple seed size, reddish-brown oval-shaped body. To know if bed bugs are around, check rooms and sleeping areas for bloodstains, small specks or stains of reddish-brown fecal matter, and clear almost see-through egg casings. Once you better understand how to identify bed bugs, put this information to use by keeping your eye out when on the go.In addition to keeping your eyes out for these pests when out and about, here are a few other simple tricks to use to avoid a bed bug infestation:
Store used clothing in a plastic bag when you are away from home. When you get home, put this clothing in the wash and run it on high heat.
Thoroughly inspect hotel rooms for signs of bed bugs before settling in.
Avoid leaving any item in one spot out in public for more than 20 minutes.
Inspect used furniture, clothing, and appliances for bed bugs before buying.
Teach your family members and friends about bed bugs so they can avoid bringing them into your home.
What To Do If Bed Bugs Invade
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevents bed bugs 100%, even with year-round pest control services. The best you can do is try to avoid them and hope they never find a way to get into your home. If they do manage to invade your Bradenton home, don’t worry. We have a solution for you at Keller’s Pest Control. Our team offers quality inspections, industry-leading treatments, and advanced methods to handle pest infestations of all shapes and sizes. We have the answer to your pest problems. Reach out to our team today via a phone call or through our website at Keller’s Pest Control to discuss our bed bug control methods or to schedule a visit for your Bradenton home.