Bedbugs are insects that feed on human blood. They derive their name from their preferred dwelling: the bed and the bedding that goes along with it.
How Do Bed Bugs Enter the Home?
Your house can be spotless, and you can still have a bedbug infestation. The reason is that bedbugs enter the home in a variety of ways that have nothing to do with whether a house is clean or not. For example, bedbugs enter a home when the inhabitants inadvertently bring them from infested areas, such as hotels. These bugs become lodged within clothing and suitcases and easily travel to the next location. After they lay eggs in the new dwelling, the home now has an infestation of bedbugs.
Bedbugs can also travel from one location to another on their own. For example, if a neighbor’s home is infested with bedbugs, these insects can move to the next location through the building’s ductwork. They can also be transported to new locations on the backs of wild animals. Used furniture that is infested with bedbugs can be the source of a new infestation in another area if it is not inspected to ensure that it is bedbug-free.
What Are the Risks of a Bed Bug Infestation?
After being bitten by bedbugs, some people don’t even notice. However, others have prominent blisters or skin rashes. Some people are allergic to the bite and exhibit various symptoms.
If you suspect that your Palm Beach home is infested with bedbugs, contact us at the Florida Pest Control Center. Our professional technicians are prepared to detect where the infestation is occurring and to eliminate it with green technology.