Bed bugs are becoming an increasingly common problem for many homeowners in Eastern North Carolina. Although bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases, their presence can be distressing, and severe infestations can be difficult to treat. It is important to understand some basic facts about bed bugs, how to prevent them, and tips to avoid an infestation in your home.
Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on human blood. They are typically found in beds, mattresses, furniture, carpets, and other cracks and crevices. Bed bugs can live up to several months without feeding and can lay up to 500 eggs in their lifetime. Bed bugs are most active at night and can travel long distances to find a meal.
Preventing bed bugs begins with vigilance. When traveling, inspect hotel rooms carefully for signs of bed bug infestation such as shed skins, dark spots (bed bug droppings), and live bed bugs. When returning home, inspect your luggage and clothing for bed bugs and wash them in hot water and dry them at a high temperature.
Additionally, it is important to regularly inspect your home for signs of bed bugs. Check for dark spots, shed skins, and live bed bugs in beds, mattresses, furniture, and carpets, especially in areas where people rest or sleep. Vacuum regularly and dispose of the vacuum bag in an outdoor trash container. Finally, it is important to contact a professional pest control company if you suspect bed bugs in your home. A pest control expert can inspect your home, identify the source of the infestation, and recommend the best course of action to eradicate bed bugs.
At D & D Pest Control Co., our team of experts has years of experience dealing with bed bug infestations. We can provide a thorough inspection of your home, identify the source of the infestation, and provide targeted solutions to eradicate bed bugs. Contact D & D Pest Control Co. today at (252)523-8255 for more information on bed bug prevention and removal.