When bed bugs invade a home, people sometimes assume it reflects on their housekeeping skills or that these insects found a crack in the home's exterior to make their way inside. There is certainly a lot of confusion surrounding these pests. This article will answer the most common questions about bed bugs and how to control them.
We'll start by describing how to tell if you have bed bug bites or if they are from another pest. We'll also explain how bed bug problems start and provide practical tips to ensure you won't have to deal with them again. Read on to learn the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs in your Pasadena home with the pros from Accutech Pest Management.
How To Tell If It's Bed Bug Bites
Bites on your family's skin are usually the first clue that the house has a bed bug problem. Unfortunately, bed bug bites can easily be mistaken for other insects like mosquitoes or fleas. But learning what bed bug bites look like can help you to confirm they are the pests in your home so you can start taking action to eliminate them.
Bed bug bites cause itchy red welts on the skin, usually in a zig-zag pattern. Typically, you will find them in clusters of three to five bites. If you suspect your bites are from bed bugs, contact us at Accutech Pest Management to confirm your infestation and for help with removal.
How Bed Bug Infestations Start
After we confirm an infestation, the next most common question is, "What causes bed bugs?" Unlike many other pests, bed bugs enter your home when someone unknowingly carries them in. Here are some of the most common ways bed bug infestations start:
- While staying in a hotel, bed bugs will sneak into a suitcase.
- Children coming home from college may pick them up in the dorm.
- They can enter your bags when visiting loved ones in a hospital or nursing home.
- Placing shopping bags on the floor of public transportation can allow them to climb inside.
You can find bed bugs anywhere people congregate, especially where people sleep. If these troublesome pests are inside your home, the pros at Accutech Pest Management are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our bed bug control services or to schedule an inspection.
Say Goodbye To Bed Bug Worries: Partner With The Experts
Usually, the most pressing question is, "How do you get rid of bed bugs?" The quickest and most effective way to remove these insects is to work with a professional company. Accutech Pest Management offers expert bed bug control services to ensure these pests are gone, and no eggs are left to develop. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Proactive Measures: Implementing An Effective Bed Bug Prevention Plan
After you eliminate your infestation, it is time to implement a plan to ensure you won't have to deal with them in the future. Here are some tips to help you avoid bringing bed bugs home again:
- Carefully check hotel rooms for bed bugs.
- Vacuum suitcases out when you return home.
- Avoid placing your bags on the floor of public transportation.
- Wash and dry any clothes from hotels, dorms, hospitals, and nursing homes in the highest heat setting possible.
The pros at Accutech Pest Management are here to help with bed bug removal. Contact us today to learn more about our bed bug services or to schedule an inspection and get back to having a pest-free home.