No matter where you are on planet Earth, you could have to deal with bed bugs. They are one of the most pervasive and difficult to kill bugs in the world. These blood-sucking critters can cause skin rashes, allergic symptoms, blisters, itching, and even have psychological effects. Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs do not discriminate in whose bed they infect; cleanliness is not a factor when contracting bed bugs. It’s possible to have the cleanest sheets in the world and still find yourself with these unwanted pests.
Bed bugs plague the rich and the poor, the clean and the dirty, the old and the young. They are survivors, needing to feed only once every five to seven days, which means they can spend the rest of their time wriggling between cracks in mattresses and the comfort of your sheets. Bed bugs can even live for an entire year without feeding once.
Only one female bed bug is needed to cause a full-scale infestation. Over the course of three months, a single female bed bug can produce thousands of offspring. She may leave eggs in your bed, in your mattress, your liner, your pillowcases. When they hatch, they go on to breed more bugs and cause an even larger problem.
Beg bugs like to hide in cracks and crevasses, preferring rough materials like unfinished wood, drywall, and cloth. They know how to make themselves scarce to protect themselves and they know how to swarm. Each bed bug has six life stages and requires a meal of blood to advance to the next stage.
Killing bed bugs can prove most difficult with many over-the-counter options being ineffective. The best way to get rid of bed bugs is to expose the entire infestation to concentrated heat. That’s why Bed Bugs Texas offers heat treatment rental packages for use in your home. They’re safe, sanitary, and get the job done. Contact us to learn more today.