All pests are bad and can cause problems in your home. If you had to rank them, however, bed bugs would be at the top of the list as the ‘most dreaded’ for a significant amount of people. These pests are so hated because they invade a place that is supposed to be peaceful and full of rest – your bed. These tiny bloodsuckers can get into your bed and surrounding areas. They will feed on your blood during the night and can cause itchy bites for some people. To make things worse, bed bugs are difficult to eradicate once they infest your home. Why are bed bugs so difficult to eradicate from homes? The size of bed bugs, their behavior, and the necessary treatment methods are what make these pests so difficult to eradicate.
The size of bed bugs
Bed bugs are tiny pests. This makes them difficult to notice in your bed or when they are crawling on your body. Their bites are not painful enough to wake you from sleep so you can be bitten multiple times throughout the night without realizing it. It is possible to see a bed bug with your naked eye but it requires you to carefully examine the area where they are active and keep a sharp eye out.
The behavior of bed bugs
Bed bugs are elusive pests that are most active at night. These two factors make them difficult to spot and eradicate. When you kill off larger pests, you can often see the evidence of your efforts when you find carcasses around the house. Bed bugs do not provide that evidence – you are not going to be able to spot and squash a bed bug. You would be lucky to actually find a bed bug in your search. It is more likely that you will notice the signs of a bed bug infestation – waking up with itchy bites and small dark spots on your sheets – than spotting them. The elusive behavior of bed bugs is one of the reasons they are so difficult to eradicate and why you need to have a professional inspect your home.
The treatment options for bed bugs
Through an online search or visit to a big box store, you may be able to find products that promise to help you eradicate bed bugs from your home. These products typically come in a spray or a gas. The products that you can buy as a consumer simply do not cut it when it comes to eradicating bed bugs. You need t a treatment method that is professionally applied and proven to successfully eliminate the bed bugs. A top-notch bed bug pro will provide you with a customized recommendation for treating the bed bug infestation in your home.
There is no denying the fact that bed bugs are difficult to eradicate. The good news is that they are not impossible to eradicate. With help from the pros at Nixtermite, you can get bed bugs out of your home. Reach out today to set up a bed bug inspection for your home.