Homeowners fear bed bugs more than almost any other pests. These little buggers are hard to find, difficult to remove, and can cause health problems. Although bed bugs are hard to eradicate, a professional exterminator can rid a home of bed bugs. The problem is that most people don’t find bedbugs until the infestation is at its peak.
It is crucial for homeowners to understand where bed bugs live so that they can uncover the presence of these bugs in their homes. The following recommendations will allow you to quickly and efficiently inspect for those nasty critters.
Mattresses and Box Springs
Bed bugs get their name from the fact that their nests are often located in beds, between the mattress and box spring. Bed bugs typically live in beds as it makes a convenient location for them to come out at night and feed on people while they sleep. The coil springs in your mattress, along with the wooden frame of your bed, provides a peaceful place for these insects to lay their eggs and hide in during the day time.
Living Room Furniture
Though beds are by far the most common place to find bed bugs, living room furniture is another area where infestations can occur. Bed bugs are most commonly found in living rooms where people frequently sleep or nap. Couch and chair cushions should be carefully checked for bed bugs if they are believed to be in the home.
In addition to feeding on humans, bed bugs will also feed on the blood of pets. Bed bugs can be found in and around pet beds. As pet beds are on the floor, bed bugs may hide in nearby carpet or under flooring material. Interestingly, pets are not as likely to be victimized as humans. Bed bugs prefer human skin as it has very little hair and is more easily punctured than most animal skin.
Bed bugs are attracted only by blood and do not live in an area because it is dirty. However, clutter such as stacks of clothes, newspaper, and trash can provide a safe place for bed bugs to live. A messy place attracts roaches, ants, and other insects. Removing clutter from a home is an excellent way to reduce your chances of getting any bugs.
Regardless of where bed bugs hide, they are difficult to remove without professional treatment. My Private Exterminator Inc. can help homeowners get their homes bed bug-free and create a plan to keep them free of these annoying bugs. Regardless of the pest, My Private Exterminator Inc. has the experience and services to rid those irritants for good. Contact our reputable pest control experts today.