Bed Bugs

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown, oval insect whose diet consists of only blood from people. Because these nocturnal insects are excellent at hiding in cracks, crevices, mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates, and picture frames, simply washing your sheets will not remove an infestation. Unlike many insects that have a short life span, bed bugs can live up to a year feeding on their host. Under cool conditions, bed bugs have been able to survive up to a year without a meal, which makes them even more difficult to know you have an infestation and if the infestation was properly treated.

How Did I Get Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers. Visiting places that are infested with bed bugs such as motels, movie theaters, someone else’s house, these bugs will catch a ride on your clothes, luggage, shoes, etc. Once in your home, they hide until you are asleep and enjoy a meal from you night after night.

How Serious Is Having Bed Bugs?

Female bed bugs lay one to five eggs a day, totally between 200 to 500 eggs over a year's time.

Although bed bugs are not known to carry diseases, their bites will leave red spots on various parts of your body that are mildly itchy.

How Do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

Because they can multiply quickly and are evasive, it is important to get Pro-Tex Pest Management into your home immediately to remove them and offer recommendations to avoid future infestations.


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