What You Ought To Know About Bed Bugs In Virginia Beach

10/15/2020

As Virginia Beach homeowners, we like to think that we’ve got a hidden gem on the East coast. It may not be the first vacation destination that comes to mind, but we love spending our time here so much, we rarely find the need to travel. But let me give you another reason to be cautious of travel that you probably never think about: bed bugs. That’s right! If you knew how much risk of bed bug infestation you’re incurring at the bus station, the hotel, or the airport terminal, you might be a lot more cautious next time you unpack your bags after a vacation.

a bed bug crawling on a bed cover

How Do Bed Bugs Enter Your Home?

To understand how bed bugs enter your home, you can’t think about them as oval-shaped pests that are just 5 mm long. Think about them as hitchhiking vampires. Dramatic? Maybe. But accurate? Definitely. You see, bed bugs have world-renowned clinginess. On the clingy scale, they’re up there with boyfriends and girlfriends who’ll text eight times in a row and show up at your house unannounced. Their clinginess is how they get into your house.

They’ll hang on to anything, including:

  • You, your body

  • Your shoes

  • Your clothes

  • And, most often, your luggage

When you go to a hotel, your suitcase could get bed bugs in it even before you put your suitcase on the bed. Once you notice you have bed bugs on your bed, it will be too late. You probably already have quite a few in your bag that are ready to take the trip back to your house. Plus, you’ll even be at risk for contracting bed bugs on the way home if your luggage gets anywhere near someone else’s. Places like airport terminals and bus stations are hot spots for bedbug activity, so you have to be careful whose bag you place yours next to. Make sure that when you get home, you check your bags thoroughly before you bring them into the house.

Another activity that puts you at risk for incurring a bedbug infestation is buying used furniture. Just because you got a great deal on the Facebook market does not mean that you’re only bringing a couch or mattress into your house. You might also be bringing bedbugs along with it. Make sure to check any used furniture items thoroughly before you bring them into your house, or you could regret that great deal. Even if you buy an item from an office, keep in mind that bed bugs can infest anything from office chairs to couches and appliances, even if you buy them from somewhere there are no beds at all.

Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are incredibly hard to get rid of, so you have to be on the lookout for an infestation to catch it early. As they feed, bed bugs will leave behind a few tell-tale signs:

  • Rusty-colored excrement

  • Bloodstains on the sheets

  • Musty odors

  • Straight-lined or evening zig-zagged bite marks on your skin

How To Get Help With Your Bed Bug Infestation In Virginia Beach

When you do see the signs of bed bugs, don’t try to get rid of them yourself. The Internet will tell you that sprays or vacuuming can solve the problem quickly, but we all know the internet can lie sometimes. You see, bed bugs like to burrow way down in your furniture and lay eggs. So, even when you get rid of the pests on the surface, you’re just delaying the problem a few days.

Plus, bed bugs are not something you want to mess around with. Did you know a prolonged infestation usually leads to severe insomnia? (Even after the infestation has been taken care of). Lack of sleep is simply not worth the risk. For a professional guarantee that gets the job done the first time, every time, contact  Pestout today. They can help you sleep easier without worrying that you may have bed bugs as sleep mates with their professional preventative pest control plans. Call Pestout today!

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