Whether you are traveling, returning from your travels, or hosting travelers, bed bugs can be a problem for you. Because they live inside and can survive cold winters, bed bugs are considered a year-round pest. Bed bugs can be a problem anywhere across the country. They hitchhike with humans, and it can be easy to pick up bed bugs when you’re traveling.
Identifying A Bed Bug Infestation
Is there any way to know whether or not you have picked up bed bugs? These pests are incredibly small and very good at hiding. Even if you have a bed bug infestation in your home or business, you may never see the bugs themselves. What you might notice is evidence bed bugs are around. Bed bugs are messy eaters and leave smears of blood or feces. You may also see shed skins or the bodies of dead bugs. If you have an infestation, you may even notice bites appearing on your skin. Bed bug bites are small, hard bumps that can itch for days. They appear anywhere you have exposed skin when you’re sleeping—that’s when bed bugs come out to feed on your blood.
Bed Bugs: Only In Your Bed?
A common misconception about bed bugs comes from their name. People think bed bugs only live in beds, but this is not the case. They’ll live anywhere dark, soft, and hidden. You’ll find them in fabric, beds, furniture, clothing, curtains, and carpets. You can also find them in luggage, behind picture frames, inside walls, and even in electronic devices.
Preventing Bed Bug Infestations
To avoid a run-in with bed bugs, you want to be aware of where they spend time. Bed bugs can be picked up from hotels or houses, but they can also be found on busses, in movie theaters, in airplanes, and even in restaurants. When you travel or visit these locations, take a quick look for any signs of bed bugs before you sit, lay, or put down your bags.
After traveling or having guests, conduct a thorough cleaning to check for bed bugs. Wash all clothing and bags used when traveling. Air out your luggage and check for any signs of these pests. Make sure you don’t have any bites either.
If you suspect that you’ve picked up bed bugs somewhere, call Evolve Pest Control. We can deal with bed bugs in your home or business. Because these pests are expert hiders, it’s important to let the professionals conduct a thorough inspection. We can identify problem areas and get rid of all the bed bugs in your home, not just the ones in your bed. Don’t put up with these nuisance pests — call Evolve to eradicate bed bugs in your Vegas home or business.