You keep your house clean, you avoid unkempt motels, and yet you have bed bugs. So how do you find yourself asking, ‘Why do I have bed bugs?’ Is it your fault?
Bed bugs travel from infected areas quite easily, so there’s really no way to prevent bed bugs. Although they often reside in unclean areas, they can also survive in clean spaces. They generally hitch rides on luggage, clothing, and furniture. You may have even picked them up from hotels, motels, or other temporary accommodations. It’s easy for them to migrate through apartment buildings due to the close proximity of units. They can also travel through cracks in your wall and other bed bug hiding spots.
The common misconception is that bed bugs gravitate to unclean places. The truth is bed bugs will go wherever there is a chance to feed. They are on a quest for warm-blooded mammals. These blood sucking creatures seek out dark places where they can hide. They rest up during the day and when you’re asleep and vulnerable, they attack. Despite their name, they are not confined to your bed. There are bed bug hiding spots all over your house.
Where are bed bugs hiding?
Bed bugs are nocturnal creatures. Although they will feed during daylight hours, if they’re hungry, they prefer to feed at night. Bed bug hiding spots often include small dark place like cracks in the wall and between upholstered furniture. You can find them behind baseboards, in your alarm clock, inside loose wallpaper, and between the folds of drapery or curtains, among other places.
There might be a good reason why a seemingly great couch is on the side of the road. Maybe you should think twice before bringing it into your home. The money you save on a new couch will end up being spent getting rid of bed bugs. Think twice about bringing old furniture into your home, and be wary of hotels and other places that may contain bed bugs to prevent bed bugs getting into your home. Know the signs of bed bugs. If you do bring bed bugs home, act quickly to prevent a bed bug infestation and get rid of bed bugs. Once you discover bed bugs, calling a trained bed bug exterminator as soon as possible is the best possible thing you can do.
To learn more about getting rid of bed bugs, contact Magical Pest Control online or by telephone at (905) 738-6676 to speak to a professional Toronto bed bug exterminator. Get rid of bed bugs by booking an inspection today.