You don’t often see bed bugs, unless of course you have a severe infestation. If you’ve woken up to tiny red bites on your limbs or exposed skin, a closer examination of your bedding and mattress could reveal live bugs and/or signs of them. Their ideal hiding places are usually in mattresses and box springs. They can also be hiding in the cracks of your bed frame and headboard. As they continue to multiply, the bed bugs will spread through the bedroom and into other rooms of the house or apartment building.
Have you heard the saying, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?" Well, when it comes to bed bugs, there is another lesser-known saying: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of my house!" Bed bugs have a love/hate relationship with heat. Here's how it works.
Can you hear that Perry Como song There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays playing in your head? So do bed bugs. They love coming to your home for the holidays. In fact, the holidays are when bed bugs spread faster and farther. Why? Because they don't generally get into homes through the walls--unless you live in an apartment, condo, or some other connected living. Bed bugs are hitchhikers. Any time travel increases, bed bugs increase.
There is nothing worse than a bed bug infestation. Getting rid of bed bugs can feel like an Ebola scare. You'll have to decontaminate your clothes, move sensitive items out of your house, pull all of your furniture away from the walls, take paintings down, and find a safe place to stay for a little while. If even one female bed bug lives, you could be doing it all over again in another six months. That's why it is best to protect yourself from an infestation before it happens.
The warm, adventurous summer has come to a close. You've basked in the sun, partied with your friends, and squeezed the joy out of each and every day. Now, it's time to shift gears.
One of the more widespread pests in America is the bed bug. This dreaded creature is present in all 50 states, will be a nuisance to you throughout the year, and continues to be one of the most difficult pests to eradicate.
By now you may be aware that traveling is one of the easiest ways to come into contact with bed bugs. Whether you find them in the hotel room or they latch onto your luggage on the airplane, bed bugs are embedded into the travel industry. For anyone traveling this month, it is important that you learn how to avoid bed bugs so that you do not bring an infestation back to your Texas home.