The Bed Bug Battle: Expert Advice For Effective Control In Orange County Homes

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Bed bugs are an ever-present danger each time you step out in public. Although there was a time when they were nearly eradicated in the United States, they have returned with a vengeance. About one in five homes in the U.S. will deal with bed bugs this year. If your Orange County home is one of them, it's important to know the best advice for effective bed bug control in Orange County. 

Bed Bug Behavior: Understanding Their Habits And Traits

Discovering a bed bug infestation in your Orange County home is unnerving. Knowing a little bit about bed bug behavior can help to demystify these pests and help you gain back some of your sense of control.

Bed bugs are pests that enjoy moving around. They get from place to place by climbing into bags or boxes or onto people's shoes or clothing and traveling along to wherever they are taken. If they end up in your home, they'll make themselves at home in secluded locations out of plain sight. 

As nocturnal pests, bed bugs tend to hide away during the day but come out at night to feed. They require blood meals to survive, which they most often get by biting people while they sleep. 

Bed bugs got their name because they are often found in beds due to the easy food source, but you won't only find them on mattresses. Bed bugs can also be found in the seams of upholstered furniture, in cracks in the floor, behind pictures hung on the wall, in dresser drawers, and even inside electrical outlets.

Bed Bugs And Sleepless Nights: How They Affect Your Well-Being

The first thing you probably think about when you think about bed bugs is bed bug bites. These pests do bite, and their bites can become itchy. Thankfully, bed bugs are not known to spread diseases through their bites, so you don't need to worry about a bed bug bite making you sick. However, if you scratch at a bite, you could develop a secondary infection.

The bigger issue with bed bugs is the mental and emotional toll they take. Knowing you have bugs in your home, and possibly in your bed, that are biting you as you sleep is stressful. Many people report dealing with insomnia as a result of a bed bug infestation. The longer an infestation goes on, the more it will affect your mental state.

Unwanted Guests: Common Causes Of Bed Bug Infestations

What causes bed bugs? Unfortunately, there aren't any simple prevention techniques you can employ to avoid a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs usually get into your house when they are carried inside, and you could pick up a bed bug or two anytime you go out. 

However, one of the most common causes of bed bugs is when people bring them home after being away on vacation. Bed bugs are quite common in hotels, so it's important that you inspect your hotel room before bringing your luggage inside. After a vacation, it is recommended that you inspect your belongings before you bring them back into your house. It's also recommended that you wash all of your clothing on a high heat setting before putting it away.

Don't Battle Bed Bugs Alone: Call Our Bed Bug Experts Right Away!

If you find bed bugs in your house, call the bed bug experts at The PEST Group right away. Bed bugs aren't pests that you want to mess around with or hope they go away on their own because they won't! The PEST Group offers a variety of effective bed bug control techniques for your home so that you receive the customized service you need to fully eliminate your bed bug problem.

Bed bug services from The PEST Group include heat treatments, local treatments, and even fumigation. Get in touch with us to find out what treatment is right for your home. We look forward to solving your bed bug problem.

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