The Easiest Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In The Bay Area

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There are many pests here in the Bay Area that like to crawl in front of homeowners. These pests are usually easy to eliminate with a quick slap or stomp. Bed bugs are a bit harder to deal with. You will almost never see one of these bugs crawling around during the day. Even if you do see one, it is likely to be near a crack or gap that it can run into for shelter. Fortunately, there are methods to control these pests. Here is how to get rid of bed bugs in the Bay Area and everything you need to know about these local bugs. Call Bay Pest if you know your home has an active infestation and you want these pests out fast. We will show you what professional pest control in the Bay Area looks like by providing top-tier assistance to remove invasive critters from your living areas.

How To Identify A Bed Bug Bite

We are going to be completely honest with you, bed bug bites are not life-threatening. These pests are not capable of spreading any harmful diseases and their bites are not venomous. It is good, however, to know how to identify a bed bug bite. The average bed bug bite causes redness and slight swelling around the bitten area. This is not unlike other common bug bites. What helps to identify bed bug bites is the way they run in a straight line or zig-zag pattern. This pattern is caused by the way these pests take small draws of blood and then walk backward between each bite. Another good thing to understand is that not everyone reacts the same way to bed bug bites. Some people experience itchiness. Others have fluid-filled blisters. There are even individuals who have no reaction at all. Keep this in mind while trying to identify an active bed bug infestation inside your home.

How Bed Bugs Sneak Their Way Into Our Homes

If there is any question you should ask about bed bugs it is this: “How do these pests get into homes?” They don’t invade as other insects do. Bed bugs find their way indoors by hitching rides on items that people carry. They find items by smelling out carbon dioxide and feeling around for residual heat left behind by human contact. Once aboard an item, these pests look for cracks and crevices to hide inside. They then hold on tight until the item stops moving and they feel it is safe to exit. Sometimes infested items end up on the floor of movie theaters and lead to other infested items nearby. Other times, infested items get into homes and start full-blown infestations. Your mission is to check items for bed bugs before you bring them into your home. If you miss these pests, you are not out of luck. There are options to control an infestation that we will talk about in a bit.

The Trick To Completely Getting Rid Of Bed Bugs

One of our goals at Bay Pest is to provide homeowners with a way to remove pests from their homes. Sometimes controlling invasive species is easy. This is not the case with bed bugs. These local insects often require specialty treatments including fumigation, heat treatments, and targeted applications to remove them from homes. We offer detailed local pest control for bed bugs that is guaranteed to address the active problems you are dealing with. All you have to do is let our team know you need help. We will send a technician your way to assess the condition of your infestation and implement active bed bug removal tactics to get these pests out fast.

How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs From Coming Back?

After you have bed bugs professionally removed from your home, you will want to make sure that these pests don't come back. Unfortunately, there is no professional option to deter these invasive bugs. Your best tool is your eyes and the eyes of your family and friends. To stop an infestation before it occurs, you have to spot these pests. Here are a few methods to do this.

  • Check hotel rooms for signs of bed bugs (blood stains, fecal droppings, shed skins, and live bed bugs) before settling in.
  • Inspect used furniture and clothing for signs of bed bugs before buying.
  • Do not leave your luggage, backpack, or other items on the floor in public for more than 20 minutes at a time.
  • Inform your family and friends about bed bugs so they don’t carry these pests into your home.

Call Bay Pest if you have questions about bed bugs or if you are ready to schedule your Bay Area home for a service visit. We can help!

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