The Best Way To Keep Bed Bugs Out Of Your Hampton Roads Residence

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Pest control in Hampton Roads is our specialty, and you don’t have to take our word for it. We deal with all sorts of pests and can tackle an infestation of any size.

One of the most common pests we deal with is bed bugs. These fascinating creatures are interesting but a total nuisance in the home. Letting these critters live rent-free on your property has no practical or beneficial purposes—quite the contrary.

We’ve compiled a guide of fast facts and interesting information on bed bugs that can help you identify, avoid, and eliminate infestations.

How Bed Bugs Travel In Hampton Roads

Bed bugs like to live in fabrics, linens, carpets, curtains, and bedding. But this begs the question – how do the bed bugs get inside in the first place?

Bed bugs in Hampton Roads can’t survive outside very well. They’re not suited to the environment and will not survive more than five months outdoors. That means bed bugs rely almost entirely on cohabitation with humans to survive.

They do this by hiding in bedding and other hard-to-see places, such as under piles of clothes or in carpeting. These critters get there by hitching a ride from one home to another, usually on our clothes or possessions. Bed bugs are great at grabbing onto fabrics, so they quite literally hitch a ride into our homes without us knowing it.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Bed Bugs In My House?

If you have a weak stomach, you may be displeased to learn that bed bugs can and do bite people, and usually while we’re asleep.

With that said, there’s no specific bed bug treatment for their bites, as they usually go away or are mistaken for acne or a bite from a mosquito or other insect.

Usually, bed bugs can go undetected in the home for that very reason. Infestations may grow out of hand before homeowners notice them for the first time and realize the bites on their arms have a constant source.

It’s fair to say in some regard that stealth and a clever feeding habit – only coming out to bite us once they sense the carbon dioxide we exhale – is a huge contributing factor to bed bugs being a danger in the home.

Even if bed bugs aren’t the most dangerous pest we deal with throughout the year, they can be among the most unsanitary and among the most unsettling. The fact that these critters have tailored their entire existence around feeding on humans as they sleep is the stuff of horror movies!

Tips To Avoid Bed Bugs That Actually Work

The best natural pest control for bed bugs is prevention. Mitigating the factors that bed bugs find attractive about our homes will go a long way in deterring them from setting up shop anywhere on your property.

Here are some tips to keep bed bugs disinterested in your home:

  • Keep bedding, and your bed itself, very clean.
  • Vacuum carpets and rugs frequently.
  • Clear any piles of clothing or linens and wash them often.
  • Check to make sure that any cracks or crevices in the home are sealed. 

Getting rid of an infestation is a job best left to the pros. Homeowners can and should play an active role in keeping bed bugs out of the home in the first place. The way to do that is through prevention.

How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs From Coming Back?

If you want to know how to get rid of bed bugs permanently, look no further than a professional solution. You won’t have to move away from your home or change your life in any way!

The best home pest control techniques revolve most around mitigation. That is, keeping anything to do with bedding and carpeting clean and organized so bed bugs have less chance of surviving there.

If an infestation takes hold, PESTOUT always recommends you call us to assess the situation. Calling a bed bug pest control service for your home as soon as an infestation is spotted is just as important as calling a plumber or mechanic to your home immediately in the event of a mechanical failure. 

Infestations are difficult for homeowners to eliminate on their own. PESTOUT, a local family and veteran-owned company, has provided home pest control in Hampton Roads for over thirty years, and we will gladly eliminate bed bugs or any other pests you may be dealing with. Contact us today for your comprehensive courtesy inspection or to schedule a service.