When was the last time you got a good night’s sleep? Our hope is that you woke up this morning feeling well-rested. If this isn’t the case, what is it that is keeping you up at night? For some, it is uncomfortable pillows or mattresses. Others struggle to stay asleep because of trains, loud music, and other abrasive noises that happen in the night. We are here today because some people in our area are losing sleep because of bed bug infestations. If you are facing an infestation of these pests inside your Dallas home and you are looking for a way to get these bugs out of your living areas, here are some things you should know.`
Why Bed Bugs Invade Dallas Homes
Bed bugs are incredibly picky pests, or rather, they need certain things to survive. For instance, a bed bug cannot live outdoors for more than a few months. Unlike fleas and ticks that ride on the backs of animals, surviving on their blood, bed bugs have a considerably difficult time finding their way onto a host. They are also easily killed by extreme heat and cold. To make up for their lack of mobility and susceptibility to heat and cold, bed bugs hitchhike into Dallas homes. When indoors bed bugs hide during the day. Then at night, they climb into sleeping areas and draw blood from their human hosts.
How Bed Bug Infestations Spread
Although bed bugs have difficulties climbing onto or staying aboard animals, they have no trouble hitching rides on items people carry. When bed bugs are not feeding at night, they are hiding around living areas, infesting wall voids, electronics, and random items like clothing, backpacks, and furniture. If any of these infested items are moved out of a home, bed bugs aboard them are given the chance to infest new areas. Often, Dallas homeowners pick up bed bug infestations from rooms they stay in while traveling and from public spaces.
What Should You Be Doing To Prevent Bed Bugs?
Because bed bugs do not live for long out in the wild, the chances of these pests crawling into your home from outside are slim. What you should be looking out for is these pests sneaking in on items you or one of your family members or friends are carrying. To help you stop these pests before they infest your home, here are some great DIY prevention tips to use.
- Thoroughly inspect hotel rooms and rooms you plan on staying in for bed bug activity before settling in. Look for things like reddish-brown, oval-shaped, apple-seed-size insects, blood stains, specks of reddish-black fecal droppings, shed bed bug skins, bed bug eggs, and a musty odor in the air.
- Before traveling home from vacation or time away, store used clothing inside an airtight bag. Wash this clothing on high heat right after you get home.
- Check items like bags, clothing, and used furniture for bed bugs before bringing them into your home.
- Teach your family and friends about bed bugs so they can inspect their homes for these pests and avoid bringing an infestation into yours.
If bed bugs get into your home, a better option to handle them is to invest in quality bed bug control provided by a professional.
How Professionals Handle Bed Bug Infestations
Bed bugs are among the most difficult pests to eliminate. Although susceptible to the elements out in nature, infestations of these pests can survive years inside homes without ever feeling threatened. Get these pests out quickly by hiring the experts at Dynasty Pest Control. We know how to identify these pests and we have the advanced pest control equipment and technologies to eliminate them from every part of your home.
Call today to learn more about our comprehensive bed bug control and schedule your Dallas home for a visit.