Bedbugs are unfortunately very common. Due to this, people often believe they know all they need to regarding prevention. The fundamentals are that these insects leave itchy and red bumps on human skin. They do so by biting folks and sucking their blood. Beyond these details, much of what is circulated about bedbugs is a myth. Find out what the facts are now, and how you can really stop them with Aerex Pest Control.
Myth #1 Bedbugs Focus on Dirty Homes & Mattresses Alone
In most cases, allowing dirt and filth to accumulate in your residence will certainly lead to pests. However, it doesn’t make much of a difference to bedbugs. They want one thing and one thing only, and that is blood. It’s what helps them live. Considering this, they are attracted to areas occupied by plenty of fleshly animals and humans.
The location of their feeding is of no matter. Outside of homes, they will go to airports, hotels, schools, offices, and similar. Whether their target is a deer or a feline, male or female, the blood will suit them just fine. In public places, they will slither into the clothes and personal items of patrons. Once in your abode, they will head to:
- Wood trim
Myth #2: Bedbugs Spread Disease
While bedbugs aren’t carriers or transmitters of disease, their presence can give way to other health complications. Those living among these pests would naturally have a lot of distress, and ultimately, lose sleep. There are substantial reports of anxiety and insomnia. Allergic reactions are typical as well. Given that blood will frequently be withdrawn in the midst of a bedbug infestation, you might become anemic. When scratching bites, there’s always a chance you’ll cut your skin. If the opening is exposed to germs, a secondary bacterial infection could develop.
Myth #3: You Can’t See Bedbugs
Bedbugs are indeed tiny, but you can still catch them with your naked eye. They look like apple seeds, being reddish-brown and 0.25 of an inch long. Two antennas top their small, circular heads. The next part is a midsection that’s a peculiar shape. Lastly, is a round tail that’s much larger than the other portions. Six legs get these worrisome pests around. Bedbugs release pearly white eggs. Eventually, translucent young will emerge.
If you happen not to notice bedbugs, don’t worry. You won’t miss signs of an infestation. A collection of patchy bites will be all of your body, namely your face, neck, legs, and arms. These welts are usually mistaken for a rash. Fabrics and surfaces will have an assortment of stains on them. For instance, blood drops and reddish-brown marks. Additionally, you might come across brown or black fecal smudges or powdery particles. Unpleasant and musty odors will be prevalent.
Myth #4: DIY (do it yourself) Tricks Work on Bedbugs
Generally speaking, everyday retail goods and “do it yourself” items are somewhat effective. The keyword though is “somewhat.” Most will only kill individual bedbugs, and you have to get every egg and insect to halt an infestation. When you factor in the high price for these products and the chemical dangers, it’s not worth it. We at Aerex Pest Control have specially designed treatments and expert technicians. Call us today for a free quote!