Bed Bug Infestations Can Happen To Anyone

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If you are struggling with bed bugs, don’t hide in the shadows because you are embarrassed. You aren’t the only one, and there is nothing you did wrong that made your home a target for these pests. We are going to let you in on a little secret: bed bug infestations can happen to anyone.

How do Bed Bug Infestations Happen?

The very first thing you should know about bed bug infestations is, bed bugs in your home are not a sign of filth. No, not even close. Cleanliness has nothing to do with why you have bed bugs. It is unfair that bed bugs come with the reputation that they have because a bed bug infestation can happen to anyone, anywhere, regardless of cleanliness.

Bed bug infestations can happen after just one piece of luggage or used furniture makes it's way into your home with one fertile female on board. In her lifetime, a single female bedbug can produce 200-500 eggs. She can lay up to 5 eggs per day.

Because of their small size and nocturnal activity, the bed bugs can catch a ride on anything and enter your home without you even knowing it. Bed bugs can crawl into luggage, purses, and furnishings. They can travel from hotels, motels, friend's homes, family homes, and from college dorms. Bed bugs can be anywhere, they can basically travel in anything.

What to do if you Have Bed Bugs

Now that you know you are not alone and that you’ve done nothing wrong, let’s talk about what to do to prevent bed bugs. It is important to understand that DIY solutions will often fail. Natural concoctions to get rid of bed bugs just waste your time and money. You need professional bed bug services to get rid of these pests once and for all. It is important to understand that bed bugs will not go away on their own, they don’t respond well to DIY treatments, and they don’t live alone. Bed bugs are most successfully treated with heat.

Here is what to do if you have bed bugs:

  • Strip all your sheets and pillows from your beds and wash them in hot water.

  • Inspect your mattresses, wallpaper, and couches. Make sure to use a flashlight and pull at the seams to get the best view.

  • Do not use items that are sold claiming to be chemicals that kill bed bugs; this includes “homegrown” or “natural” products. They simply will not work.

  • Do not ignore them.

  • Call bed bug professionals right away.

Call Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators today if you have bed bugs. We will complete a thorough and confidential inspection of your home using highly trained K-9 units to detect bed bugs. If bed bugs are detected we then get to work to rid your home of bed bugs with conventional bed bug treatments as well as heat treatments. One call to Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators is all you need to do to get rid of those pesky bed bugs.

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