How Dangerous Is It To Have Bed Bugs In My Dallas Home?

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Ask anyone who has had bed bugs what an awful experience it is and they will tell you. Bed bugs are biters, making them just the worst. They get their name from the fact that they typically make themselves at home in your bed and feed on resting warm bodies.

Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation In Your Dallas Home

If you have a suspected bed bug infestation you will want to rid your home of it swiftly. To identify the presence of an issue, consider the following:

  • Since bed bugs are found in the bedroom, homeowners should look for small reddish-brown fecal matter on mattresses, upholstery, or walls should be an immediate red flag. 
  • Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets are a sign that bed bugs may have been crushed, which would alert a potential issue. 
  • If you cannot identify actual bed bugs or their feces in your bed but are seemingly covered in unexplained itchy red welts, you very well may have an infestation. 
  • Though trickier to spot, empty eggshells, molted skin, or the bugs themselves will identify a bigger issue. 

Health Concerns That Come With Bed Bugs

While there is no concrete evidence yet that bed bugs transmit disease, their bites can cause itchy red welts that are extremely uncomfortable. Typically these bites do not require professional treatment and can usually be treated with over-the-counter topical steroid creams. Some people will experience secondary infections from a bite such as ecthyma and impetigo while others may experience allergic reactions to their bites due to the saliva they excrete during a bite. In rare cases, bit victims will experience anaphylaxis after bed bug bites.

People also experience emotional turmoil due to a bed bug infestation. Dealing with bed bugs is stressful. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there have been reported effects of insomnia, anxiety, and systemic reactions from people who live in infested homes. 

Preventing Bed Bugs With Dynasty Pest Control

To say that preventing an issue with bed bugs in Dallas is hard is an understatement. Once bed bugs have moved inside of a new environment, they very often go undetected because they are tiny, often mistaken for other insects, and simply due to the nature that they hide inside. That said, there are ways that homeowners and business owners can strive to prevent their presence:

  • Vacuum frequently to remove any insects that may have broken the perimeter of your home.
  • Be careful if using shared laundry facilities like a college dorm or laundromat. 
  • Check second-hand furniture, beds, and couches before bringing them home.
  • Use a protective cover for mattresses and box springs to eliminate many hiding spots, and make sure it’s light in color, which will make spotting an infestation easier on the eyes. 
  • Keep a tidy, clean home and reduce clutter, which will remove many of their hiding places. 

If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, contact Dynasty Pest Control immediately for assistance and expertise. We have the experience and tools necessary to completely and discreetly eliminate your bed bug problem. Reach out to us today to learn more!