Needless to say, bed bugs are becoming more of a menace each day. Bed bugs are an ever growing problem and we humans are their host.
Each day there are more reports of homes and businesses that have a potential bed bug infestation on their hands.
Would you know how to protect yourself from bed bugs if they were knocking at your door?
If you ever had to deal with bed bugs would you know what to do or where to start?
Do you have bed bugs and have exhausted all of your resources trying to get rid of them but they just keep on coming back?
You would do whatever it takes to get rid of bed bugs for good right?
Well, you are not alone and many other people like yourself are going through the pain and struggles that you might be going through.
Have You Ever Wondered?
- What Attracts Bed Bugs
- How Do You Get Bed Bugs
- How To Protect Yourself From Bed Bugs
- What Does A Bed Bug Look Like
- How Do You Check For Bed Bugs
- How Do You Get Rid Of Bed Bugs For Good
Remember, you may think you’re the only person dealing with this but your are not.
Thousands of people, maybe more are seeking help with bed bugs.
Finally, help is on the way! Bed Bug Help Center
I am going to help you with your bed bug problem the best I can. I have a lot of experience dealing with bed bugs and helping people finally get rid of bed bugs once and for all!
Once you are done reading this post you will have all the tools you will need to eradicate these bed bugs from your home and keep them from coming back in the future.
Let’s get started.
What Attracts Bed Bugs?
The only job a bed bug has in life is to breed and feed. Bed bugs are master hitch hikers and will do whatever it takes to survive.
Bed bugs are not picky and they will find a place to nest, build a colony, and reproduce like you can’t imagine.
The primary source of food for bed bugs is human blood but how do they know where to find it?
- Body Heat
- Our Breath (Carbon Dioxide)
- Warm Dark Areas
When we are asleep at night is when the bed bugs like to come out and feed. They are attracted to our body heat.
When we breath we exhale carbon dioxide. Honestly, this is like ringing the dinner bell for bed bugs. When we breath is when they find us and they know exactly where to go.
Bed bugs like to hide and warm dark areas. They like to hide in tight cracks where they can squeeze into in order to avoid us as much as possible.
Although clutter around your room or home doesn’t necessarily attract bed bugs it will provide them with better hiding spots.
How Do You Get Bed Bugs?
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this question I would be a millionaire by now.
But seriously, this question is asked so much because of so many different ways you can get bed bugs.
You would be surprised how many ways you and your family could of been exposed to bed bugs.
Here Are Just A Few Bed Bug Hot Spots
- Public Transportation
- Nursing Homes
- Thrift Stores
- Garage Sales
- Movie Theaters
- Rental Vehicles
These are just some of the places where bed bugs can be living without us even knowing it.
Many of us visit these places on a weekly basis which now I hope this helps you realize how fast they can spread.
Think about this scenario. One person may or may not know they have bed bugs in their home.
They use any type of public transportation system to get to work or run errands.
That one person could leave a bed bug or eggs behind and they next person that comes in contact with the area has no clue what was left behind.
As you can see this is one of the reasons why these bed bugs spread so fast and most likely how they might have entered your home.
How Do You Protect Yourself From Bed Bugs?
Since everyone has a different way of life, there are many ways that you can protect yourself from bed bugs.
These are some of the most common ways to minimize your risk of getting bed bugs.
- Confront Family Members & Friends
- If Traveling Inspect Your Hotel Room
- Try Not to Bring Home Used Furniture
- New Apartment, Ask For Pest Control Records
Confront Family & Friends
I know this is probably one of the most uncomfortable thing to do but it’s a must.
Most of the time bed bugs get into your home is because a family member of friend has them.
They may not know they have bed bugs or they are just too embarrassed to admit they do.
The best thing to do is just ask them if they have bed bugs.
There have been so many times I speak with people that have bed bugs and they say “I know this person had them and they came over and that’s how I got them.” It doesn’t hurt to ask.
Besides, if the person has bed bugs they will understand why you are asking.
Hotel Room Inspection
If you are traveling for business or leisure you should always check for evidence of bed bugs. Check the mattress seams for black and red spots.
Check the couches and chairs for the same type of evidence. Also check behind picture frames. You may or may not see bed bugs or any type of evidence.
Never put your luggage on the floor, always put your suitcase or other belongings in the luggage rack. Hotel Room Inspection
Minimize Purchasing Used Furniture
I get it, sometimes there is a deal that most of us can’t pass up. The chair, or couch is practically being given away. Looks almost new, there’s nothing wrong with it.
Next thing you know you sit in it and you start getting bit up.
If you still need to purchase this item ask the furniture store representative how they get rid of bed bugs.
If they don’t have a plan in place that is your first sign to stay away.
Moving To New Apartment Records Check
If you are moving into a new apartment, the best thing to do is ask the landlord if there has ever been any bed bug infestations reported in the building or has the building ever been treated for bed bugs.
You may ask for proof but it is the landlords decision to provide this information. Also check the outside area and look for clues of any type of renovation.
Take a peak around the dumpster area or on the street to see if there are any mattresses or box springs that were thrown away.
Sometimes there might be mattresses that may look they are full of black mold but actually that is the bed bug evidence.
This is not a 100% chance that there could be bed bugs but why take the chance. At least you will have peace of mind.
What Does A Bed Bug Look Like?
Many people say that bed bugs look like apple seeds or small footballs with antennas. Bed bugs have 2 antennae on top of their head.
Bed bugs have small, flat, oval-shaped bodies. They are wingless. Adults do have the vestiges of wings called wing pads, but they do not fully develop into functional wings.
Thy have a total of six legs (3 on each side) and they can be red, light brown, and rust color. When they feed is when their bodies turn red because of the blood.
How Do You Check For Bed Bugs?
In order to know for sure if you might have bed bugs is to perform a thorough home inspection.
This inspection will start from your bedroom and will carry on to the other rooms of your home.
Depending on what type of inspection you are experiencing will determine how difficult it will be to find evidence of bed bugs.
Tools That Help You Inspect
These are just to help you with your inspection and these tools are only recommended to make your bed bug inspection easier.
- Rubber Gloves
- Flash Light
- Garbage Bag
- Vacuum Cleaner
It could get nasty when performing your inspection and rubber gloves will keep your hands from having to touch anything you don’t want to be touching.
A flashlight will help you inspect the underside of the box springs and shine a light in the nook and cranny areas where bed bugs love to hide.
A couple garbage bags will help you either throw away any loose clutter or to place your clothes in the garbage bag so that you can tie it in a knot to take to the laundry room or cleaners.
This is to help from spreading bed bugs and eggs to other rooms.
You will need to vacuum up any bed bug shells (exoskeletons) that they drop after they molt. You can get away with using a regular vacuum cleaner but it is recommended to use a “HEPA filter” vacuum so that you wont spread the eggs and infest other areas of your home.
If you do use a vacuum cleaner that uses bags and not canisters. Get rid of the bags outside in the garbage as soon as possible. Empty the canisters after use as well to prevent eggs from infesting other areas of your home.
How To Inspect Your Bedroom For Bed Bugs
Many bed bug infestations start in the bedroom areas but can also start in other parts of the house as well.
When inspecting for bed bugs you will be looking for evidence of bed bugs.
The first thing to look for is black or red spots on any type of mattress, pillow cases, and box springs.
The red spots are actually your blood that the bed bugs fed off of you. The black spots is bed bugs waste or feces.
You may even see some of the reddish black smeared on your walls or headboard area of your bed. This is a definite sign of bed bugs.
While doing your inspection you may even come across some bed bugs as well.
Here are the places to start inspecting for bed bugs.
- Box Springs
- Bed Posts & Bed Frames
- Pillow Cases & Pillows
- Dresser Drawers
- Picture Frames
- Window Sills
- Baseboards & Door Frames
- Closet area
For Detailed Inspection Procedures Please check out our Bed Bug Help Center.
When performing your inspection keep this in the back of your mind.
Bed bugs love to hide in warm and dark areas of your bedroom. Any where you think that looks like a nice spot for bed bugs, I would check there.
Bed bugs can be found in dressers draws and in your clothes. Even light fixtures in the middle of the ceiling. Bed bugs like to hide in closet areas as well.
Get Rid Of Bed Bugs For Good!
Bed bugs can really put some unneeded stress in our lives. Trying to get rid of them might seem like impossible task.
Many people have tried everything to get rid of bed bugs but they keep coming back.
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