Answers to Your Top Bed Bugs Questions

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You are probably like most people where even the mere thought of bed bugs is a terrifying one. And the absolute last thing you want is a bed bug infestation on your hands, but there are as many questions as well as myths about bed bugs as there are answers. Not sure where to turn? Here are five of the most common bed bug questions with the answers you need now.

1. Where are bed bugs mostly likely to occur? Almost anywhere! Pest control professionals will tell you that anywhere people are on a regular basis, you can find bed bugs. While they are certainly fairly common in and around the bed, they could be in the walls, behind picture frames, even in the cracks of your floor board. People have even found bed bugs in taxis recently.

2. Do bed bugs spread disease? For the most part, you’re fairly safe if you encounter an infestation. Sure, you’re going to get bites. Yes, it’s going to itch, but you likely won’t get any diseases from them. For the most part, they don’t transfer pathogens from one host to the next.

3. Will bed bugs bite anywhere on the body? Absolutely. They’re not discriminatory. If a body part is accessible and there’s good blood flow, a bed bug might bite you there. They can get in your hair, but for the most part, they don’t really want to be there. They don’t have claws, or even a body shape, that is designed to get through human hair, so they’d probably head for bare skin as soon as they got into your hair.

4. Can you prevent bed bugs by keeping your house clean? Unfortunately, no. You can find bed bugs in the dirtiest places in the world as well as in the five-star hotels. Bed bugs might actually be easier to get rid of if you reduce the clutter, but for the most part, it doesn’t matter if you’re dirty or clean. They’ll be happy to bite if you’re alive.

5. If you catch an infestation early enough, can you prevent bigger problems? Yes and no. If you call a Hopper Environmental Services bed bug pest control professional immediately at 888-863-0206, you may have fewer issues on your hands, but if you try to deal with it on your own, you’re going to be at a disadvantage. Vacuuming, throwing various items away, and putting personal items in the freezer won’t be enough to prevent problems. Pest control professionals will tell you that this just isn’t a DIY job.

If you suspect a bed bug infestation, your best bet is to contact the professionals immediately.

A professional bed bug pest control company can come out and do a full evaluation. They are well-versed in all the hiding places of bed bugs and have the best methods and products that will wipe them out for good.

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