Bed Bug Prevention In Florence: Everything Homeowners Need To Know

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There aren’t many things more disturbing to think about than pests crawling all over you and biting you while you sleep. Just the idea of it can make you start feeling itchy. If you’ve never experienced a bed bug infestation, be thankful, but don’t be overconfident. Bed bugs can infest any home, no matter how dirty or clean, minimalistic or cluttered. If a day comes when bed bugs do find their way into your Florence home, you’ll want to know where to look for a bed bug treatment that thoroughly takes care of the issue. Pest Guard Exterminating offers the services you need. Read on to learn everything you need to know about bed bug prevention.

All The Ways Bed Bugs Get Into Florence Homes

If you’ve ever wondered what causes bed bugs, you’ve come to the right place. Most pest problems begin when pests that are outdoors are attracted to your house and get inside to look for food, water, or shelter. However, bed bugs do not behave like most pests, which can make it more difficult to avoid a bed bug infestation.

The way that bed bugs get into homes the vast majority of the time is by being carried inside. Bed bugs are the ultimate hitchhikers. They enjoy moving from place to place and often climb into bags, boxes, luggage, or other items. They are also known to climb onto the shoe or pant leg of a passerby and stay there until they find a suitable place to climb off.

It’s possible to pick up a bed bug or two anytime you go out in public. They have been found in a variety of public locations, such as public transportation or libraries. They are even more common in hotels. Even ending up with just one bed bug on your clothing or in your bag could lead to a bed bug infestation in your Florence home.

The Adverse Effects Bed Bugs Bring To Infested Homes

The major physical problem that bed bugs cause are bed bug bites. Bed bugs are nocturnal, so you’ll typically get bitten at night while you sleep. These bites are itchy, but thankfully, bed bugs are not known to spread any diseases through their bites. 

Perhaps even worse than their bites is the mental and emotional toll that a bed bug infestation can have on you and your family members. Knowing that you’re sharing your home, and possibly your bed, with bugs is disturbing and can lead to many sleepless nights. Not knowing how many are present in your home or how to get rid of them can further your distress.

How You Can Prevent Bed Bugs In Florence

Bed bug control techniques for your home are not easy to come by. Because bed bugs typically enter a home by being brought inside, it’s not as simple as sealing the entry points into your house or spraying the exterior of your home with a protective treatment. However, there are measures you can take to try to avoid bringing bed bugs into your Florence home.

First, get in the habit of inspecting your clothing and belongings before you bring them inside. If you can avoid bringing bed bugs inside, you can avoid an infestation.

You’ll also want to get into the habit of inspecting your house for any signs of a bed bug problem. Check sheets and blankets for tiny red or tan stains. Look on mattresses, along the edges of your floors, behind picture frames, and in dresser drawers for any signs of live bugs, shed casings, eggs, and fecal matter.

Finally, if you go away overnight, inspect the place where you’re staying before bringing your luggage inside. Store your luggage off the floor on a hard surface. Upon returning home, inspect everything before bringing it inside, and wash all clothing on a hot water wash.

Why DIY Bed Bug Control Is Not Recommended

It can be tempting to try to tackle a bed bug problem on your own. Unfortunately, most DIY bed bug control methods are ineffective. In some cases, they can even make the problem worse. That’s because most over-the-counter products only remove the bed bugs they directly touch but do nothing for the bed bugs that are hidden away in your walls or other hard-to-reach areas. Furthermore, many bed bugs have developed a resistance to these products. For the best bed bug pest control near you, you need Pest Guard Exterminating.

Bed bug control in Florence is best left to the professionals at Pest Guard Exterminating. We know the most effective methods of bed bug control that will fully eliminate your infestation, no matter how big or small. We will make sure every last bed bug is gone from your Florence home. Contact us today.

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