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The Problems Bed Bugs Bring Into Your Dallas Home

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Imagine, for a second, the idea of a bunch of tiny little insects feasting on your blood while sleeping soundly in bed. Pretty unsettling, isn’t it? Well, if you have a bed bug infestation in your Dallas home, that is precisely what might be happening. Bed bugs are parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and some birds. Unfortunately, for us humans, the favorite source of food for bed bugs is human blood. In pursuit of this, bed bugs will often infest our homes and it certainly would be helpful to know what your options are should your Dallas home become infested with these parasitic pests. 

What You Need To Know About Bed Bugs

Often compared to apple seeds because of their likeness in shape and color, bed bugs are small parasitic insects with flat, ovular bodies that are reddish-brown in color. After feeding on a blood meal, however, their bodies will swell up and change to a deep reddish-purple color. Bed bugs get their name from the fact that they will often make their homes inside of mattresses and box springs. This is because bed bugs are nocturnal and these locations provide them with easy access to sleeping humans upon whom they can feed.

Bed bugs are sometimes referred to as blood-feeding hitchhikers because they hitch rides on unsuspecting people as a means to travel around. Once on a person or their belongings, bed bugs can then infect any location that that person travels to and those that have a lot of people coming and going on a daily basis can be considered bed bug hotspots. These include transportation hubs, lodging establishments, and other highly-frequented locations such as schools or hospitals. Always exercise caution when venturing into a bed bug hotspot to help prevent these little hitchhikers from making you their next ride.

Health Concerns Associated With Bed Bugs

Unlike other parasitic pests, there is currently no definitive proof that bed bugs spread disease. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t come without their health concerns. For instance, some people who are exposed to bed bug infestations in their homes experience severe insomnia. Additionally, bites from bed bugs leave itchy red welts that are prone to secondary infections if scratched. Finally, bed bug infestations can cause anemia if they are allowed to grow too large or last for too long. Really, there are a number of reasons you do not want bed bugs in your home.

Why Bed Bugs Are So Hard To Prevent & Get Rid Of

Given all the locations where you could potentially pick up bed bugs, keeping them out of your home is nearly impossible if you are exposed to them. Moreover, once they get inside a home, bed bugs are known to spread throughout it. Therefore, while your bed might be a prime location for them to live in, in actuality, they could hide in any number of locations in your home. Now is the time to call the experts at Greenforest Termite & Pest Control, to learn what your bed bug treatment options are should these parasites invade your home.

The Most Effective Bed Bug Control Solution

In the unfortunate circumstance that you find yourself dealing with a pest infestation, don’t delay and call the trained professionals here at Greenforest Termite & Pest Control. Why waste your own time and money trying to take care of it yourself when the trained pest technicians here at Greenforest Termite & Pest Control come fully equipped with the experience and expertise required to effectively eliminate any bed bug infestation? There’s no sense in losing sleep over these parasitic pests. Let the professionals do what we do best: eliminate pests from your Dallas home or business. Give us a call today!