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Frequently Asked Pest Control Questions About Bed Bugs In Margate

September 17, 2021 - Bed Bugs

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Small and often difficult to detect, bed bugs can cause chaos in your home or business when left untreated. These pesky insects do bring a threat of health risks with them, so it’s important to understand the cause of bed bugs and how to prevent them.

What Causes A Bed Bug Problem?

Bed bugs are small, flat, wingless insects that possess a reddish-brown color. They typically hide during the day and come out at night. Bed bugs are prone to gathering where there is plenty of their main source of food – human blood. 

Because they are so small, it is easy for bed bugs to hitch rides in clothing, on suitcases, or in furniture. This is also why bed bugs are commonly associated with travel. People often encounter them in areas such as hotels, hostels, dorms, and public transit. All these spaces frequently have people coming and going which allows bed bugs to make their rounds and find new hosts. People will often not realize they are transporting bed bugs until it is too late.

Where Are Bed Bugs Found In Your Margate Home?

Bed bugs can be found almost anywhere and, contrary to common opinion, cleanliness isn’t a factor in where a bed bug decides to settle. These troublesome insects can hunker down and spend up to a year without food, so it’s entirely possible to discover an infestation in a barely used, clean area.

While bed bugs prefer sleeping areas such as mattresses, box springs, headboards, sheets, and blankets, this insect can also be found in suitcases, furniture, clothing, and cardboard boxes. And it’s not just homes that are prime areas for bed bugs – businesses can develop infestations as well, as the bed bugs will hide in carpets, on baseboards, in electrical outlets, or in wallpaper.

What Health Risks Do Bed Bugs Pose For Margate Homeowners?

Fortunately, bed bugs are not known to spread disease, but this doesn’t make an infestation any less annoying. Bed bugs bites can cause itching, which may lead to secondary skin infections because of scratching, and may cause a loss of sleep or anxiety.

Additionally, there are varied reactions that a person can have from a bed bug bite. There may be no reaction on the skin or a small bite mark, or a person can have a serious allergic reaction that may require medical attention. 

In general, bite marks will be slightly swollen, red, and itchy, much like a mosquito bite. In more serious cases, you may notice a bite mark becoming enlarged, very swollen, and inflamed. 

If you begin to experience anaphylaxis after being bitten by a bed bug, immediately seek medical attention. 

What Home Remedies Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

Home remedies to remove bed bugs include things such as vacuuming, exposing fabrics to extreme hots or colds, spreading around diatomaceous earth, or using tea tree oil as part of a deterrent spray. However, home remedies may be less than effective and might not completely eliminate your bed bug problem. It is important to kill bed bugs at all stages of life if you want to treat an infestation, and many home remedies are not equipped to do this.

Professional Bed Bug Services With Pro Pest Control Inc

The best way to deal with a bed bug infestation is to call the experts from Pro Pest Control Inc. Our team of experts will evaluate the infestation accurately and provide confirmation that you are indeed dealing with bed bugs. From there, we will recommend the best course of action and help you to successfully eliminate bed bugs from your home with much less stress than if you attempted the clean-up yourself. If you're dealing with bed bugs or other unwanted pests, reach out to the experts at Pro Pest Control Inc today!