Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs (FAQ)

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What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are small, flat, reddish-brown insects that feed on human blood. They are nocturnal and usually hide during the day in small crevices and cracks near their host. Bed bugs can infest homes, hotels, and other buildings, and are known for their ability to quickly spread throughout a space. They do not transmit disease, but their bites can cause irritation and discomfort.

Three important pieces of information about bed bugs are:

– They are small, reddish-brown insects that feed on human blood.
– They are nocturnal and typically hide in small crevices and cracks near their host.
– They can quickly spread throughout a space and are difficult to control once established.

How do I know if I have bed bugs?

The most common signs of a bed bug infestation are itchy bites on the skin, blood stains on sheets or pillowcases, and dark spots of bed bug excrement on bedding or furniture. You may also be able to see live bed bugs, which are about the size of an apple seed and are reddish-brown in color. Bed bugs can be difficult to spot because they are small and often hide in cracks and crevices.

Three important pieces of information about identifying bed bugs are:

– Look for itchy bites on the skin, blood stains on bedding, and dark spots of bed bug excrement.
– Bed bugs can be difficult to see because they are small and often hide in cracks and crevices.
– If you suspect a bed bug infestation, it is important to act quickly to prevent the problem from getting worse.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Getting rid of bed bugs can be a difficult and time-consuming process. There are several methods that can be used, including chemical treatments, heat treatments, and vacuuming. Chemical treatments involve the use of insecticides to kill bed bugs and has very limited success with killing bed bugs, while heat treatments involve raising the temperature in a room to a level that is lethal to bed bugs and is by far the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs permanantly. Vacuuming can also be effective at removing bed bugs from surfaces and furniture.

Two important pieces of information about getting rid of bed bugs are:

Getting rid of bed bugs can be a difficult and time-consuming process.
Heat treatments are the most effective at eliminating bed bugs.

Can I prevent bed bugs?

While it can be difficult to prevent bed bugs entirely, there are several steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of infestation. These include inspecting secondhand furniture before bringing it into your home, sealing cracks and crevices in walls and furniture, and using a bed bug-proof mattress and box spring cover.

Three important pieces of information about preventing bed bugs are:

It can be difficult to prevent bed bugs entirely, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of infestation.
Inspect secondhand furniture carefully before bringing it into your home.

 Should I hire a professional bed bug removal service?

While it is possible to get rid of bed bugs on your own, hiring a professional bed bug removal company may be the best option for severe infestations. Bed Bug Removal professionals have the knowledge, tools, and experience to effectively eliminate bed bugs and prevent future infestations. 

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About the author 

Jason Dillon

Jason is the founding member of Midwest Bed Bug Services. With close to 20 years experience in heat treatments, Jason is well versed in what it takes to get results getting rid of bed bugs.

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