The Best Way To Keep Bed Bugs In San Diego At Bay
December 15, 2022
One of the joys of living in San Diego is the beautiful weather and comfortable temperatures. Because of our comfortable climate, we can enjoy Balboa Park, the beaches, the Belmont amusement park, outdoor dining, and more. San Diego may be the closest to a paradise of any city in the United States, and for many, it would be paradise if it were not for pests like bed bugs. These minuscule creatures can quickly create havoc and ruin any enjoyment of living in this great city.
If you suspect bed bugs are in your house, or you know they are present, you need the San Diego pest control experts from Bite Away Termite And Pest Control. We have successfully eliminated bed bugs in houses throughout the area since 2007. Our experience, tools, and knowledge qualify us to remove this troublesome pest from your home. We succeed where others fail!
Easy-To-Spot Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation In Your Home
Adult bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, but the nymphs and their eggs require a magnifying glass. You don't have to investigate your house with a magnifying glass to find bed bug signs; instead, look for reddish-brown fecal stains on the mattress, box springs, and sheets. Since you can see bed bugs, look for mahogany or reddish, oval bugs with elongated or flat bodies (their body shape depends on whether or not they are full of blood). The bugs hide in electrical outlets, behind headboards, picture frames, wallpaper, mattress crevices, creases in nearby upholstered furniture, and cracks between the baseboards and walls.
Why Bed Bugs Like To Bite Sleeping People
One sign of bed bugs is the bed bug bites you notice when waking up. Bed bugs feed on people to get amino acids, iron, and protein from the blood. In addition to sustaining their own life, adult female bed bugs need blood nutrients to enable egg production. When a female bed bug eats, she produces several eggs and, throughout its lifetime, creates over 500 offspring. The nymphs that emerge from the eggs immediately begin feeding on hosts so they can go through multiple growth stages (instars). Bed bugs progress from eggs to reproducing adults from five weeks to four months.
How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs From Coming Into My House?
People considered bed bug infestations a past problem in the 1940s due to insecticide advancements. With the increase in travel due to the booming post-war economy and large-scale travel options via airlines or ships, bed bugs from other countries traveled back with passengers to the United States. These bugs developed an immunity to many insecticides, and in the 1980s, infestations began to increase. Today, one in five homes will have a bed bug problem at least once.
Bed bug control in your home requires these precautions:
- Inspect your clothing and shoes when returning from a public restaurant or the theatre or after traveling on public transportation.
- Examine luggage, bags, and clothing after staying in a hotel or motel.
- Investigate crevices in used furniture with a magnifying glass before bringing it into the house. Do not purchase furniture from a location previously infested with bed bugs.
- Vacuum the house consistently, using a wand attachment to suction cracks and crevices around the baseboards, corners, and upholstery.
- Wash and dry bed linens and clothing in the hottest temperatures fabrics can withstand.
Implementing these tips will prevent bed bugs from infesting your San Diego house.
Why It Is Best To Contact The Bed Bug Professionals
Use the bed bug pest control near you from Bite Away Termite And Pest Control because bed bugs are almost impossible to eliminate without the right treatments. When our pest control technicians inspect your house, they will determine bed bug hots spots and the extent of the infestation. They will target bed bugs using eco-friendly, industrial-grade products to eliminate the bugs. Contact us today and request a quote.