Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
Nobody wants bed bugs in their Phoenix home—but these tiny pests can and do get in.
In fact, almost 97 percent of pest professionals treated bed bugs in 2018, and 92 percent reported that bites were the most commonly reported sign of an infestation, according to the National Pest Management Association.
So, how exactly do bed bugs get into your home, and what can you do to get rid of them and prevent them from coming in?
Bucksworth Services is here with all of the answers to your pest problems! We guarantee we will resolve any issues you have with bed bugs or any other pests. Our team of professionals specializes not only in pest control but also in a wide range of home solutions, including heating, air conditioning, and weed control services. No matter your home needs, Bucksworth has you covered!
Bed Bug Infestations
Bed bugs are small, nocturnal insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. While they are not known to transmit diseases, their bites can cause itching, allergic reactions, and sleepless nights.
One common misconception is that bed bugs are a sign of uncleanliness. In reality, bed bugs are opportunistic travelers and can hitch a ride into the cleanest of homes.
How Do Bed Bugs Enter Homes?
Bed bugs can get into your home in a number of ways, such as:
- Travel: One of the most common ways bed bugs find their way into homes is through travel. They are attracted to warmth and can easily get on your luggage, clothing, and other personal items when you are traveling, at an airport, on a train, or staying at a hotel.
- Second-Hand Furniture: Purchasing or acquiring used furniture—especially mattresses and sofas—can put your home at risk for a bed bug infestation. If bed bugs are in the future, you may unknowingly bring the bed bugs right into your home.
- Neighboring Infestations: Do you live in close quarters with your neighbors? If there’s a bed bug infestation nearby, your home could be next. Bed bugs in apartment complexes, condos, townhomes, and shared living spaces can migrate between units through tiny cracks and crevices in walls and floors.
- Public Spaces: These pests can be found in public transportation, movie theaters, and libraries. They can latch onto you and your belongings, allowing them to get into your home and multiply.
Whether a bed bug gets onto you or your belongings when you are traveling or going about your daily routine, into your home from used furniture, or through the walls from a nearby infestation, it only takes a single bed bug to lead to a complete bed bug infestation in your home. If one adult female bed bug lays eggs, you have a major pest problem on your hands that needs to be contained.
Bucksworth Services is here with the solutions for a safe and comfortable home regardless of how bed bugs or pests infiltrated your home. Call us for a free consultation so we can get rid of the problem!
Bed Bug Prevention and Detection
Preventing bed bugs starts with vigilance, especially when traveling or bringing second-hand items into your home. Regularly inspecting your living spaces and maintaining cleanliness can go a long way in preventing infestations.
When traveling, it is important to inspect hotel rooms—particularly beds and furniture—for signs of bed bugs.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), bed bugs are visible to the naked eye. They are often detected by their reddish-brown color, small size—about the size of an apple seed—and the tiny, dark spots they leave behind.
Professional Intervention and Pest Removal
While preventative measures are important, eradicating an existing bed bug infestation often requires professional intervention. This is where Bucksworth Services comes in. Our skilled pest control team uses the latest techniques and products to effectively eliminate bed bugs from your home. We are dedicated to providing prompt and effective solutions.
Call Us for Bed Bug Removal and Pest Control Services
Bed bugs are unwelcome guests in your Phoenix, Arizona home that can cause significant distress. At Bucksworth, we provide top-notch pest control solutions, ensuring your home remains safe and comfortable. Whether you are dealing with a bed bug problem or another pest issue, our experts are here for you. Call 480-422-8388 or request service online.