How To Keep Bed Bugs Out Of Your Phoenix Home
August 16, 2021
Bed bugs are tiny insects that withdraw blood from humans and animals after biting them. Their target will have a plethora of bumps on their body that are itchy and red. Tackling these critters is tough for several reasons. Fast reproduction is among them. Find out how you can dodge bed bug invasions and what Green Home Pest Control can help.
Why Do Bed Bugs Show Up?
Bed bugs are like apple seeds; they are reddish-brown, circular, and 0.25 of an inch long. Their top half is noticeably smaller than their bottom half, and their midsection is strangely shaped. Two antennas are at their crown, and six legs are along their sides. When they mate, pearly white eggs will be left all over. The young are translucent.
It’s a widespread belief that only dirty locations have bed bugs. These insects aren’t moved by filth; they are fixated on blood. It’s what they need to live, so they intrude upon animal-heavy areas and public places—for example, fields, schools, offices, airports, and hotels. With people, bed bugs will creep into bags and clothes. Once they’re inside your domicile or establishment, it won’t be long before they’ve infiltrated the following:
- Wood Trim
A bed bug infestation will be evident with the arrival of persistent stains, odors, and bites on your skin. Fabrics and surfaces will have blood drops and reddish-brown splotches on them. You’re also going to see powdery fecal particles or blots that are brown or black. The air will become potently musty as these insects congregate. Anticipate patches of collected welts across your body; it will appear like a rash.
How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs From Invading My Phoenix Home?
Here are some ways to avoid bed bugs in public settings:
- Never put your belongings, like purses or duffle sacks, on the floor or ground.
- When at a hotel, let the staff know if you’ve seen bed bugs. Be assigned to a new room that’s far away.
- Insert your luggage in a protective cover or plastic bag.
- Clean your travel clothes with hot water. Dry them with high heat for 20 minutes or more.
Here are some helpful strategies to keep bed bugs out of your Phoenix home:
- Use a flashlight to inspect head and footboards, mattress seams, and box springs. Don’t forget to peek beneath beds as well. This should be done often.
- Look over drawer interiors and furniture regularly. Also, examine personal bags and laundry stacks.
- Scan second-hand items for infestation signs before purchase. This includes appliances and bedding.
Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself dealing with a bed bug problem. These creatures do not discriminate; they will invade even the cleanest of homes, and if they find their way inside, they will be there to stay. In the end, if you find yourself dealing with a bed bug problem, it's best to partner with a professional.
What Can Green Home Pest Control Do About Bed Bugs?
If you want your bed bug troubles to end, you have to find and eliminate every single one. There are no exceptions for eggs and young. Since they all are so little and their nesting spots can be hard to reach, you won’t be able to do this on your own. Further, many do-it-yourself and retail options are complicated and chemically dangerous.
Our Green Home Pest Control team has the credentials and experience you need to get the job done right. We are the leading exterminators in the state because of our licensed technicians and safe and natural methods for pest elimination. We will discreetly eliminate bed bugs from your home without using harmful chemicals to you, your children, or your pets. Reach out to us today to learn more about our bed bug control options!