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Answering Connecticut's Most Commonly Asked Bed Bug Questions

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Given the reputation of bed bugs as tedious little pests that are extremely hard to get rid of, there’s no mystery as to why Connecticut home and business owners have a lot of questions about them. After all, despite their reputation, many people don’t really know all that much about bed bugs. Sure, they may know they know a bit, but when bugs infest a home and feed on the blood of its inhabitants, a bit just won’t cut it. That’s why we here at Big Blue Bug Solutions are here to help, answering your most commonly asked bed bug questions. 

What Is The Main Cause Of Bed Bugs?

Believe it or not, the main way for bed bugs to get into a home is by being brought in by people. You see, bed bugs are like little hitchhikers, hitching rides on us, usually without us even knowing. People pick up bed bugs while venturing out into the world and then unwittingly return home with the little parasites still on them, introducing them into their homes where they can spread out.

Areas that you are likely to pick up bed bugs are called bed bug hotspots and they include any location that has a large volume of people coming and going regularly. These include lodging establishments such as hotels, motels, and dorms; transportation hubs like train stations, bus depots, and airports; and other highly-frequented areas such as schools, hospitals, and shopping malls.

Bed bugs can also be brought in on secondhand items such as mattresses, box springs, clothing, and appliances. If you are buying any secondhand items, be sure to inspect them for signs of bed bugs before bringing them into your home. 

Where Are Bed Bugs Found?

Bed bugs derive their name from the fact that they often make their homes around beds such as in mattresses, box springs, and bedding. This is because bed bugs are nocturnal, and beds provide them with access to sleeping humans upon whom they can feed. However, just because a bed bug infestation may start around a bed, that doesn’t mean it will remain there forever. The truth is, bed bugs can live almost anywhere in a home. They do like living inside of fabrics such as upholstered furniture, carpets, and clothing, but they can also be found behind wall sockets, in appliances, and on non-upholstered furniture, as well. A common misconception is that only dirty homes can become infested with bed bugs. The truth is, any home is susceptible to bed bugs.

Do Bed Bugs Spread Disease?

Unlike many other parasites, bed bugs do not spread disease. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t come with their fair share of drawbacks. If a bed bug infestation grows to be too big or persists for too long, it can lead to anemia in people. Furthermore, bed bug infestations have been known to cause insomnia for people living amongst them. Finally, bites from bed bugs can become infected if they are scratched too hard or too often.

What Home Remedies Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

When it comes to getting rid of bed bug infestations, home remedies are less than effective. The best way to completely get rid of a bed bug infestation is to call the experts here at Big Blue Bug Solutions. We have over 80 years of experience so we know what it takes to effectively eliminate a bed bug infestation from a home. Don’t waste your time and money trying to take care of it on your own. Instead, let us take care of it for you. Give us a call now for help with bed bug control.