Why You Cannot Battle Memphis Bed Bugs On Your Own
November 15, 2019
As we slide into the holiday season, there's a good chance you will be traveling or hosting visitors. Memphis is a popular travel destination, and as the season begins, human activity will increase in the area. Unfortunately, this means that bed bug activity will also pick up. Bed bugs are travel pests, and they hitchhike rides on people and their belongings. Here's everything you need to know to keep them from hitchhiking their way into your home.
Do You Have Bed Bugs?
You may be asking yourself how you'll even know if you have a bed bug problem. Bed bugs are tiny pests, and they can be almost impossible to see with the naked eye. Plus, they're great at hiding. They shelter in soft, dark areas like your mattress, your closet, your carpet, your furniture.
You may pick bed bugs up when staying in a hotel or even riding on an airplane. Someone else may unknowingly bring them into your home while visiting. Bed bugs can spread quickly, and still, they may be hard to see. Even a small bed bug infestation could end up as a severe, chronic infestation. You'll know you have a bed bug problem when their bites begin to appear.
Bed bugs bite anywhere they find exposed skin, usually while you're asleep at night. The bites typically appear in a line and are small, red, itchy bumps. If you wake up with bites on your arms, legs, or any other part of your body, have professional pest control services come to take a look.
What Problems Do Bed Bugs Cause?
Bed bugs don't spread disease or bacteria like some pests, but that doesn't mean they aren't a huge problem. First of all, bed bug bites itch a lot, and the itch can last for days. If you can't control the itching, you could end up with a secondary infection from scratching too much. If a bed bug infestation is severe enough, you could develop symptoms of anemia from too much blood loss. Bed bugs also affect your sleep and can cause some people to develop insomnia.
Can You Prevent Bed Bugs?
There's no guaranteed way to protect yourself from bed bugs on your own. Bed bugs can travel on almost anyone and anything. It doesn't matter how clean your house is or how careful you are—if someone brings bed bugs into your home, they will stay. You can keep an eye out and inspect hotels, vehicles, and restaurants before spending time there. However, the safest way to protect yourself is to stay in touch with the professionals at Mid South Pest & Termite, LLC.
How Can You Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?
If bed bugs are in your home, don't waste your time trying to take care of them yourself as it will result in more bites and overall frustration. Instead, call Mid South Pest & Termite, LLC. We have the tools and experience necessary to find and eradicate bed bugs at every stage of life. We can safely eliminate them without the use of dangerous chemicals, and we kill adult bed bugs as well as targeting the eggs and larvae that DIY methods almost always miss.
Bed bugs are hard to see and even harder to destroy. Although you may not be able to get rid of them on your own, rest assured, with the help of Mid South, you will go back to a bed bug-free life in no time.