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Talk about blood suckers and think about bed bugs. You can find these in motels and boarding houses, but they can be right where you sleep, if you are not careful. Have you stayed overnight in a motel and experienced those sharp bites that woke you up in the middle of the night? Well, those could be bed bugs. Have you noticed the same thing in your own bed and wonder if those bed bugs would really creep into your personal space? How would these get into your bed?

Staying at a Motel

Let’s say you stayed at a motel for a night or two, did you know that the bed bugs can creep into your luggage and clothing without your knowledge? Then, you transport the luggage and clothing back to your home and carry the bed bugs with you.

Bed Bug Bites

When you experience bed bug bites, you will notice small blots of blood on your bed linen. It will also carry a sickly smell. If you see dried up blood around the bed base, bed head, mattress or bedside furniture, it is time to get rid of those bed bugs.

Life Cycle

Bed bugs are created from an egg and go through five stages prior to reaching an adult stage. These insects leave their abode and go hunting for blood every two or three days. They are nocturnal insects so they go out at night and feed for up to five minutes before going back to their harboring areas, which is typically located close to the feeding area. Don’t think for one minute that these bed bugs are unable to survive without a bloody nightcap. They can survive for long periods of time without feeding. So, they can still be around your home without you knowing they are there.

When Bed Bugs Bite

When you are bitten by a bed bug, you may have serous skin reactions, especially if you have sensitive skin. After a bed bug bite, a person is injected with a chemical that goes straight to the bloodstream. The bug then sucks your blood until it is completely engorged.

Pest Control

To get rid of these little bed bugs, it is time to call a pest control expert to engage safe measures to eliminate this infestation. A pest control company knows the procedures necessary to eradicate these insects from their harboring areas. Never try to do this on your own. Insecticides found on the shelf by itself will not get the job done effectively. Pest controllers use specialized treatment such as heat remediation to get the job done faster. So contact one today!