Bed bugs are thin, oval-shaped insects that typically live in fabric. Like mosquitos, they survive solely on blood, inflicting itchy bite marks in the middle of the night. We’ve listed a few ways bed bugs can get into your home below. If you suspect that your home has a bed bug infestation, call a bed bug remediation professional immediately.
Because national and international travel is so common, it's easy for bedbugs to spread into new locations. Since bed bugs are capable of hiding in any fabric material, they can often get into suitcases, backpacks, and clothes with little effort. Once you bring them inside your home, the bed bugs are able to go into mattresses and couches inside the home.
Leaving your home might not be enough to leave your bed bugs behind. Bed bugs can be transported from one location to another by hiding in small items such as picture frames. Additionally, bed bugs can move to neighboring houses: if one house has an infestation, the bugs can easily move into the other houses on the street.
Many bed bugs infestations start by transporting furniture. By bringing bed bug-infested furniture home, they allow the bed bugs to hide and reproduce inside the house. To avoid this scenario, homeowners should carefully inspect any furniture for bed bug activity before buying it. Also, homeowners should avoid picking up furniture left on curbs, since it could have bed bugs.
Only professionals can safely handle and operate the equipment and chemicals necessary to eradicate bed bugs and help you sleep comfortably at night. To learn more about bed bug remediation services, contact DASO Restoration at (347) 767-4012.