The most often cited reason for bed bugs invading a home is from traveling. This is because too often, when a member of a household leaves their home and stays in foreign places, such as hotels, airbnb’s, and more, they encounter these unwanted companions. Bed bugs are clever and hard to detect, as they hitchhike onto people, clothing, suitcases, and other personal property, and follow you back into your space. Bed bugs have mastered the art of going undetected by maintaining a low profile in your home. They are very small insects that do not fly, and have flat bodies that make it easy for them to fit in even the tightest of spaces. Most often, they remain hidden out of sight, burrowing deep into carpet, rugs, upholstery, and more.
Bed bugs are nocturnal and can remain undetected and hidden until the infestation is out of hand and difficult to control. They avoid detection by waiting until late at night to emerge and search for a host to feed from. Whenever a bed bug bites you, they will inject their venom which acts as a mild numbing agent, making it difficult to feel. Many times, the first sign home owners encounter that lets them know they may have an issue is swollen, itchy, red bites on their bodies.
Another leading cause of bed bugs in your home is the purchase of second hand furniture. An unfortunate reality is that it is extremely difficult to detect the presence of bedbugs at a first glance. Many people who collect vintage furniture or are looking to score a bargain on used furniture become the unsuspecting victims of a bed bug infestation in their space.
At the first sign or suspicion that you have bed bugs in your home or business, contact Armor Pest Control Services in Houston. Our team of dedicated pest control experts are here to help you quickly eliminate the bed bug infestation from your space and help you to take measures to ensure they do not return. Our staff works to come up with long term solutions to keep your space free of all types of pests, including bed bugs. If you have seen a bed bug or are suffering from bites that you are getting at night, contact us today! Our team can help schedule an appointment to rid your space of bed bugs immediately.