Date Posted: July 3, 2019
Category: Bed Bugs
It’s a common misconception that bed bugs are only found in beds. That’s not surprising, given their name. The truth is, bed bugs can infest just about any surface or material. Worcester-area homes can be susceptible to bed bugs inside walls, clothing, furniture, carpets, and yes, beds. The difficulty in complete bed bug elimination comes from their ability to hide in so many places. The best way to ensure that you are getting rid of all bed bugs in your home is to have a comprehensive treatment from Big Blue Bug Solutions.
How Bed Bugs Get into Your Home
Bed bugs don’t fly or jump, but they are great at hitching rides in and on your belongings. They can stow away inside suitcases and backpacks, in briefcases, and purses, in diaper bags, as well as in jackets and other clothing. They can be found in library books or textbooks. They may hide in dirty laundry, sheets, and blankets. You may pick bed bugs up in your travels or someone else may bring them into your home inadvertently. They are experts at finding their way to locations where a blood meal awaits.
Where Bed Bugs Hide
While beds are a common place to find bed bugs, there are many other places where bed bugs can and will hide. You will often find bed bugs inside the backs of drawers, behind wall hangings, inside outlets, behind baseboards, even behind peeling wallpaper or cracks in walls. They will infest upholstery like your couch, decorative pillows, and even pet beds. You may even find them hiding under the edges of your carpet. Most surprising is that they will hide inside electronics. If you have alarm clocks, computers, or televisions near your bed, bed bugs can easily crawl inside to hide.
How to Eliminate Bed Bugs
Bed bugs' ability to hide in so many places makes them difficult to get rid of with DIY treatments. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we offer comprehensive treatment plans to rid your Worcester-area home of bed bugs. We act as your partners in pest removal, sharing tips and showing you how to identify bed bugs. We guide you through the process that we use and prepare you for our visits. Our treatments kill bed bugs throughout your home, no matter where they’re hiding. Contact us if you suspect a bed bug infestation in your Worcester home.