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How Do I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In My Hampton Roads Home?

February 28, 2022 - Bed Bugs

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How many hours do you sleep each night? Most adults get anywhere between six and eight hours of shut-eye each night. If you are looking for ways to maximize your time spent in bed, you should take some time to get to know bed bugs. These pests love invading homes in our area and enjoy biting people while they sleep. If you suspect your Hampton Roads home has an active infestation of bed bugs or are looking to understand these pests better, here are some things to consider today.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

There is a good chance that you have never seen a bed bug. You see, these pests do not spend much time out in the open. Most often, the only time bed bugs come out is at night or when the person they regularly feed on falls asleep. There are some cases where bed bugs move around during the day, such as when they are traveling from home to home. Bed bugs use items people carry to get around, but we will talk more about this in a bit. What you need to know is how to identify bed bugs. Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown, three millimeters long, and shield-shaped. When engorged with blood, these pests take on a red, bloated appearance and can grow five times their original size. When looking for bed bugs, check cracks, crevices, and other secluded areas around your home using a flashlight.

Are Bed Bug Bites Dangerous?

Bed bugs take every opportunity they can to feed on human blood. The question is, are bed bug bites dangerous? Fortunately, they are not as dangerous as the bites of other blood-feeding pests in our area like mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. In other words, bed bug bites do not host any disease-causing organisms. Bed bug bites do, however, cause insomnia and anemia. These problems become more apparent as infestations grow indoors and become more noticeable. If you have started to notice bite marks on your skin, bloodstains on your bed, or other concerning signs of an infestation, let the professionals at Diamond Exterminators and Crawlspace Solutions perform a detailed inspection.

How Did Bed Bugs Find Their Way Into My House?

Bed bugs are hitchhiking pests; they use items people carry to get around. You are most likely to encounter bed bugs in areas where people sleep, like hotels, hospitals, and Airbnbs. If you are traveling and looking for a place to spend the night, check the room you plan on sleeping in for signs of bed bugs before settling in. Use the same caution when purchasing used furniture, clothing, and other secondhand items. It also helps to let your family and friends know about these pests as they might accidentally bring an infestation into your home.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

The best way to handle a bed bug infestation is to invest in professional pest control in Hampton Roads. For professional services that you can trust, turn to the experts at Diamond Exterminators and Crawlspace Solutions. We offer quality bed bug control options designed to eliminate these pests wherever they are hiding inside your home. All of our services start with a detailed inspection. This service is completely free and designed to help homeowners like you assess their risk and determine your next step.

Contact us today to find out more about bed bug control services in Hampton Roads. We will walk you through our methods and help you schedule an appointment for your home.