What To Do About Bed Bugs In Your Mobile Home

Bed bug on human skin

As kids, going to bed was a chore. It was a luxury to stay up late playing video games, watching TV, talking with our friends, or reading a book. Now as adults, we have come to appreciate a good night's sleep and sticking to a strict bedtime. This is good, seeing that sleep is the most important thing for our health. Anything that disturbs it should be removed immediately. This is why we are here today. Bed bugs are invading homes here in Mobile, and if you don’t know what to do when they get into your living areas, you could miss out on some valuable sleep.

Why Bed Bugs Invade Homes

A bed bug needs blood to survive. Although these pests can feed on wildlife and our furry pets, they find it difficult to survive long periods outside. To protect themselves from the hazards of living out in nature, these pests gravitate to our homes and do their best to minimize their time outside of temperature-controlled environments. One of the benefits of living in our homes is easy access to our blood. All these pests need to do is wait for us to fall asleep, then it is bon appétit.

How Bed Bugs Invade Homes

Bed bugs are considered to be one of the most immobile pests that exist. Unable to fly or jump, these small blood-feeders use their small legs to crawl. This takes some time and makes invading homes on foot impractical. To make the invasion easier these pests hitchhike on items people carry, using things like backpacks, luggage, used clothing, furniture, and electronics to sneak their way from place to place. 

Signs Bed Bugs Leave Behind

Despite their slow movement speed, bed bugs are adept at staying out of sight. During the day, these pests hide in secluded areas. This makes identifying them difficult, to say the least. One way to know if your home has a bed bug infestation is to inspect it for the signs these pests leave behind. Here are just a few clues bed bugs leave behind.

  • Bloodstains on bed coverings and around sleeping areas.
  • Reddish black specs of fecal matter smeared on bed coverings, along the seams of mattresses, in the corners of rooms, and around cracks and crevices.
  • Red, sometimes raised bite marks on your skin that run in a straight line or zig-zag pattern.
  • Cream-colored eggs deep within cracks and crevices and hard-to-reach areas.
  • Dead oval-shaped, apple seed-sized bed bugs or bed bug body parts.

Ways To Avoid A Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs can be anywhere people gather, sleep, or travel frequently. Hotspots for these pests include hospitals, hotels, airports, bus stations, and schools. When traveling or spending time away from home, keep your eye out for items that might be infested with these pests, be careful how long you leave personal items unattended, and check used furniture and rooms you will be staying in for the signs these pests leave behind. Following these basic precautions will help you reduce your chances of bringing bed bugs home with you.

Why Professional Help Is Needed To Eliminate Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are not just difficult to identify, they are extremely challenging to eliminate. If you suspect these pests are keeping you up at night, you need the professionals at EnSec. We take care of bed bugs using industrial-grade equipment and advanced pest control methods. 

Call us now to find out more about our comprehensive bed bug control plans and schedule your Mobile home for a detailed service visit.