Bed bugs can easily become your worst nightmare! They are bloodsuckers who love to travel! Bed Bugs feed on the blood of people and animals at night while they are sleeping. They can invade your home by hitchhiking on items such as luggage, clothing, bedding, used furniture, and even shoes. Since they can each lay up to 12 eggs per day it does not take long for an infestation to occur.
Bed bug bites usually occur around or near where people sleep and have been reported in all 50 states. They are not known to transmit or spread diseases, but adverse health effects may result from their bites. These can include skin rashes and allergic symptoms. Secondary infections can include impetigo, eczema, and lymphangitis.
Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs don’t discriminate between a clean or a dirty environment. Having bed bugs is not a sign of uncleanliness. These tiny creatures are incredibly difficult to control because they are the masters of hide-and-seek, getting themselves into even the tiniest cracks and crevices. They have become highly resistant to many of the common pesticides used for their control, and Do-It-Yourself pest control practices have actually been proven to add to furthering the rapid spread of these nasty pests.