All The Ways You Could Be Wrong About The Bed Bugs In Mobile

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How much do you know about bed bugs in Mobile? Unfortunately, there's quite a bit of misinformation about bed bugs on the internet. Find out more about the facts regarding these little bloodsuckers, and get one step closer to protecting your home from these pests.

Myth 1: Bed Bugs Only Live in Dirty Homes

It's a common misconception that bed bugs only seek out shelter in dirty homes. While some Mobile pests prefer dirty cluttered environments, bed bugs could care less about filth. They only care that a home has a source of food, and all they need for that is a warm body. As parasites, bed bugs feed on both human and animal blood. As long as one person lives in a home, there's plenty of food for bed bugs. Bed bugs don't even need a bed to thrive! A couch or baseboard could make a sufficient home for these pests.

Myth 2: Bed Bugs Spread Diseases

People often fear bed bugs for their ability to transmit diseases. But in reality, there's not much evidence that bed bugs spread diseases to humans. There's no concrete evidence showing that bed bugs are a direct medical threat to humans.

That said, a bed bug infestation can still cause serious issues for a property owner. Due to the itchy nature of bed bug bites, they could leave you scratching all night. Insomnia is a common occurrence in individuals with a bed bug problem. As you scratch the bites, you can break the skin and develop a secondary infection. When there's a severe infestation, the pests can cause anemia.

Myth 3: Bed Bugs Are too Small to See

Bed bugs might be small, but they're not too small to see with the human eye. A microscope will give you a close-up view of a bed bug. However, adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed. You can see one only if you know where to look.

There are other signs of bed bugs that are easier to see. For instance, you might notice bloodstains on your sheets or pillows. As you look at your mattress, you could see brown clusters of excrement. Other signs of bed bugs include egg casings and shed skins.

Myth 4: There's Nothing You Can Do to Prevent Bed Bugs

Although there's nothing you can do to guarantee that bed bugs stay away, there are a few things you can do to deter bed bugs. When you travel, keep your belongings off the ground and away from the wall. Seal up your home by installing door sweeps and closing up gaps around your windows and under your doors. And if you stay in a hotel or overnight facility, check the mattress and room for signs of bed bug activity.

Myth 5: You Can Eliminate Bed Bugs On Your Own

If you look online for bed bug elimination tips, you'll find hundreds of articles with DIY bed bug removal “solutions”, but most of these methods are completely ineffective. They only get rid of some bed bugs and leave behind many more. In only a short time, the remaining bed bugs reproduce and thrive.

Getting every bed bug out of your Mobile property takes an experienced hand. To eliminate an infestation, you need to get rid of bed bugs at every stage. This means disposing of the eggs, nymphs, and adults. If you don't know where to start or what method to use, you can't eliminate all the bed bugs. Contact the EnSec experts to get the help you need. We’ll treat bed bugs at the first sign of a problem, and work tirelessly to snuff out the root of the problem.