BED BUGS

The Problem with Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are one of the most challenging pests to control. They are very good at hiding and can live for several months without feeding. Bed bugs are small, brownish insects that feed on blood. They are about the size of an apple seed and can be hard to spot. Contrary to what people believe, bed bugs can be in anyone’s home, regardless of social or economic standing. One out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation or knows someone who has. Bites often take several days to appear, leaving your problem growing while you were left unaware.

Bed bugs are most active at night when people are asleep. They bite people to feed on their blood. Bed bugs do not spread diseases, but their bites can be itchy and uncomfortable.

If you think you have bed bugs, it is crucial to find them early and get rid of them before they spread to other parts of your home. Here are some tips for finding and getting rid of bed bugs:

  • Check your bed for signs of bed bugs. Look for small, brownish insects about the size of an apple seed. You may also see small blood stains on your sheets or pillowcase from bed bug bites.
  • Check other areas of your home where you sleep or spend time. For example, bed bugs can hide in furniture, floors, or walls.
  • Vacuum your home thoroughly to remove bed bugs and their eggs. Be sure to dispose of the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag so the bed bugs cannot escape.
  • Wash all your bedding, clothing, and curtains in hot water and dry them on high heat to kill bed bugs and their eggs.

Call Horn Pest Management to get rid of bed bugs in your home. Our team of experts can identify Bed Bugs and stop them in their tracks.

Where are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are experts at hiding. They can squeeze into tiny spaces, less than the width of a credit card. Here are some common places where you might find bed bugs:
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Beds: Bed bugs typically hide in mattresses, box springs, or bed frames. They come out at night to feed on people who are sleeping.

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Furniture: Bed bugs can hide in furniture, such as couches, chairs, or dressers. They may also hide in cracks in the furniture or behind loose wallpaper.

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Floors and walls: Bed bugs can squeeze into small spaces on floors and walls. They may hide in baseboards or electrical outlets.

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Clothes and luggage: Bed bugs can hide in clothes or bags. They may hitch a ride into your home on clothing or luggage that has been in contact with bed bugs.

Bed bugs on the go:

Used Furniture

Today we commonly buy and sell things online. Furniture is one thing that people love to try to get at a cheaper cost online. Unfortunately, while the deal may be great, you may get more than expected. Bed bugs can quickly be hiding and could go unnoticed until your new furniture is at home and it’s too late.

It is not enough to get rid of the furniture that the bed bugs have infested. They may have moved to other furniture in your home. For example, if bed bugs were on the sofa and you got rid of them, they may have moved to your bed, chairs, and other areas of your home.

Travel

Not everyone is aware of bed bugs and the problems they can cause. Hotels, RVs, and vacation rentals can all be a victim of bed bugs. They are great at hiding and can be transferred without you even knowing. The last thing you want to do is come home from a relaxing vacation with bed bugs in your luggage.

If you think you have been exposed to bed bugs when traveling, clean out everything you brought with you. Make sure to use hot water and wash all clothes, dirty or not. Vacuum out your car, suitcase, and any other area that may have been exposed.

How do I know if I have Bed Bugs?

Look for the following signs of bed bugs:
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Small, brownish insects that are about the size of an apple seed
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Small blood stains on your sheets or pillowcase from bed bug bites
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Itchy, red welts on your skin from bed bug bites
You must call Horn Pest Management immediately if you see any of these signs. Our team of experts can help identify Bed Bugs and get rid of them before they spread to other parts of your home.

Things you Didn’t Know About Bed Bugs:

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Bed bugs are not discriminating. They will infest any home, no matter how clean it is.
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Bed bugs are not caused by poor hygiene.
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Bed bugs do not carry diseases, but their bites can be itchy and irritating.
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Bed bugs can live for up to 10 months without food.
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Bed bugs can travel long distances to find food.
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Bed bugs can survive extreme temperatures, from cold to scalding hot.
If you think you may have bed bugs in your home, call Horn Pest Management today. Our team of experts will be able to identify and get rid of bed bugs quickly and efficiently.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Horn Pest Management is dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible service. We guarantee that you will be satisfied with our bed bug removal services. However, if you are not satisfied, we will come back and re-treat your home at no additional cost to you.

Call Horn Pest Management today to schedule a bed bug inspection and removal service in your home. We will rid your home of bed bugs so you can sleep peacefully at night.

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