How Dangerous Is It To Have Bed Bugs In My Miami-Dade County Home?
November 26, 2020
The idea of tiny bugs living inside of your mattress and feeding on you while you sleep is enough to make any reasonable person uncomfortable. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what bed bugs do. And to make matters worse, the issues with bed bugs don’t stop there; they can cause other health problems, as well. That’s why it’s important for you to know what to do should you spot bed bugs in your Miami-Dade County home.
Bed Bug Appearance And Habits
Bed bugs are small, blood-feeding pests with teardrop-shaped bodies. Because of their body shape and their reddish-brown color, bed bugs are often compared to apple-seeds with legs. While their bodies are flat and reddish-brown before feeding on blood, while feeding, they swell up and turn a deep reddish-purple.
Bed bugs are often referred to as blood-sucking hitchhikers because of how they most commonly gain access to homes. Bed bugs will lie in wait while out in the world, and then, when an unsuspecting person puts an item near the item they are hiding in, they climb over and tuck themselves in a hidden area. Then, that person returns home unknowingly harboring bed bugs that can infest their house.
Bed bugs are nocturnal pests and their preferred food is the blood of humans. As such, they will often make their homes inside of mattresses and box springs as these locations provide easy access to sleeping humans upon whom they can feed. This is also why they are called bed bugs. But despite the name, bed bugs will spread out to other locations throughout a home if they are not dealt with promptly.
Health Concerns Associated With Bed Bugs
Even though bed bugs feed on the blood of various mammals, they are not currently known to transmit any bloodborne diseases. However, they can cause other issues. Bites from bed bugs leave itchy red welts that are prone to secondary infections if they are scratched too hard or too often. Moreover, bed bug infestations are known to induce insomnia in people. Finally, if bed bug infestations grow too big or last too long, they have been known to cause anemia in people.
The Problems With Prevention
Because bed bugs feed on the blood of humans, any location that has a large number of people coming and going on a daily basis can be a bed bug hotspot. While you can and should exercise caution while in these areas, it is nearly impossible to completely avoid bed bugs. Moreover, once bed bugs get inside, it can be extremely hard to isolate their locations and completely get rid of an infestation. As such, you need to know what you should do at the first sign of bed bugs in your home.
What To Do If Bed Bugs Invade Your Home
When it comes to limiting the spread of bed bugs in your home, time is a factor. Therefore, at the first sign, call the professionals here at Amco Pest Solutions. Otherwise, these blood-sucking pests could spread throughout your home.
Here at Amco Pest Solutions, our expert pest technicians are fully equipped with the experience and tools to effectively eliminate any bed bug infestation with which you are dealing. You don’t need to lose sleep over bed bugs living inside your home. Call Amco Pest Solutions and let the professionals give you peace of mind.