There are many ways to get rid of bed bugs. The key is to avoid them when you can, and to make sure they do not come back. The better you can keep them from coming back, the better chance you have to eliminate their presence from your home.
Bed bugs do not bite. They are blood suckers. If you have a bed bug infestation, chances are that it has entered your home through an entrance. The main way they gain entry is through your bed sheets.
They can sometimes be up to three times the length of your bed. This is because they like to lay in wait for prey. When you have an infestation, the majority of the time, bed bugs will just leave your room and do their thing elsewhere.
You can tell that there is an infestation because there will be at least one or two holes in your mattress, or sheets, but not all of them will have these types of holes. It is possible that the ones that do have holes are infested, but only the holes will remain. These can usually be found between the top of the mattress and the box spring.
In order to prevent your bed bugs from returning, you need to keep an eye out for the signs that they are in your home. If you find any of the following signs, contact a professional immediately. They can help you find the source of the infestation and show you how to get rid of bed bugs.
The main way they spread is by entering your home through an entrance. They can come into your home on the surface of the walls. They can also crawl through cracks in the floor and underneath furniture. These are common places for bed bugs to enter a home.
Once they have made their way into your home, they will start their infestation. They will lay eggs that become part of the whole population of bed bugs. When the eggs hatch, they start reproducing and spreading throughout your home. This is how bed bugs spread.
The other way that bed bugs spread is by using the same doorway to enter and exit the home. They can even enter through your ceiling if they have access to the seams in your ceiling. They can pass through or under furniture. Most of the time, these are the spots where bed bugs will leave the infestation behind when they go to another part of your home.
The best way to avoid bed bugs is to keep them away from your home. They will take over a home if you let them. It is a matter of prevention.
You can prevent bed bugs from entering your home by always wearing long pants and long sleeves, and washing all of your bedding in hot water and airing them out. Make sure you vacuum and clean your mattress. Make sure you have all of your mattresses and box springs professionally inspected. You should check under the bed and beneath the furniture as well.
If you do find signs of bed bugs, take them to a professional. You can see whether they are coming from your bed sheets, bed frame, or from furniture. You can also get rid of them yourself with insecticides.
Keeping your home free of bed bugs is crucial if you want to keep them from coming back. They will never be happy in your home unless you give them an escape route. If you remove that route, they will go somewhere else, and they will not have an easy access to the places that your home is filled with.