WHAT IS A BEDBUG AND HOW DO THEY SPREAD?
We have all heard the old adage,
Don’t let the bedbugs bite!
But do we know what bedbugs are, and do we know how they spread? Worst of all, are they alive and well in your home?
Bedbugs are approximately the size of a sesame seed and commonly tend to live in bedding, box springs, and mattresses, where both pets and humans can be fed upon during the night. They hide during the day but do not live in colonies like other insects. These minuscule critters can hitch a ride into your home on your pet, through your luggage after a hotel stay, through a visiting guest, or the arrival of a package. They’re extremely stealthy and go unnoticed until bites begin to appear on your body.
Bites tend to appear as a small rash generally on your shoulders or arms. These bites are more of a nuisance than anything else. However, it is important to get rid of the bugs before they become more than a nuisance.
One measure to take to prevent an infestation is to get suitable box spring and mattress covers that protect their surfaces. These covers eliminate dust mites and other allergens from penetrating these surfaces as well. However, bedbugs can live in carpeting, drapery, and upholstery too. It is wise to vacuum these surfaces as frequently as possible.
However, if you fear your home has been infested by these parasites, Terminix provides Bedbug Control Services, where a Terminix technician performs a thorough investigation of your home. The technician removes visible bedbugs from your home and exterminates bedbugs where they hide. Call Terminix, and don’t let the bedbugs bite!