The myth that bed bugs prefer dirty, cluttered low-income homes is widely perpetuated, however it’s simply not true. Bed bugs are equal opportunity. They will infest a million dollar property just as quickly as a basement apartment. It is easier for them to travel unit to unit in an apartment building, however they migrate other ways too. They often hitch a ride on luggage, furniture or anything else that a person might bring into their home. This means that anyone can bring bed bugs into their house. Bed bugs have no idea where they’re going until they arrive.
Signs of bed bug infestations are harder to see in cluttered homes, however dirty or cluttered homes do not “attract” bed bug infestations.
So, if you’re noticing signs of bed bugs, don’t rule them out because you think that your home isn’t the type of place to have a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs target homes across social and economic barriers. Regularly check your home for signs of bed bugs and take precautions when travelling to ensure that you don’t develop an unwanted bed bug infestation.
If you have found bed bugs in your home, it’s not a reflection of your housekeeping skills. However, many people who suffer through a bed bug infestation find it beneficial to vacuum regularly to eliminate visible bed bugs. Also, reducing clutter will give bed bugs fewer places to hide once they are in your home. Doing these things, however, does not prevent a bed bug infestation; it simply makes it easier to deal with one already present.
To handle a bed bug infestation quickly, call Magical Pest Control’s expert bed bug removal team. We specialize in killing bed bugs in home and businesses across Southern Ontario. Our tested chemical and our heat and freeze bed bug removal treatments are guaranteed to kill bed bugs for good. Schedule your bed bug inspection by calling us at (905) 738-6676.