How Do I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In My Gaithersburg House?

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Would you know if bugs were biting you while you were asleep? One would hope so. Unfortunately, insect bites are not always noticeable, especially with bed bugs. Today, we will discuss these invasive blood-feeding pests and why their bites are sometimes hard to identify. If you are looking to learn more about bed bugs and how to control these here in Gaithersburg, here is what you should know.

How Can I Tell If It's Bed Bugs Biting Me?

There are many different pests that bite people while they sleep. We think it is important that you know how to identify bed bug bites from other pests in our area. The first thing you should know is that these pests rarely bite just once. When bed bugs feed, they take breaks between bites and take a few steps back. If you notice red marks on your skin in a straight-line or zig-zag pattern, they are most likely bed bug bites. Keeping this in mind, not everyone reacts the same way to bed bug bites. Somewhere between 30 and 60 percent of people have no physical or visible symptoms from bed bug bites. If you suspect these pests are inside your home, have everyone living under your roof check themselves for bites. If this does not confirm anything, look into options for home pest control in Gaithersburg, specifically look into a bed bug inspection.

How Dangerous Is It To Have A Bed Bug Infestation?

One question we get often is, 'are bed bugs dangerous?' Yes, they are, but probably not so much as you might think. Where most blood-feeding pests in our area, including fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes, spread a variety of diseases when they bite, bed bugs are mostly harmless. The only disease these pests can spread is Chagas disease, and cases are few and far between here in America. The biggest thing you have to worry about with bed bugs is developing anemia, in the case of a large infestation and insomnia, from the stress they present. These problems usually become more severe as an infestation grows indoors and disappears after the bed bugs are eliminated.

How Do Bed Bugs Find Their Way Inside?

Bed bugs do not invade homes as other area pests do; that is to say, they do not crawl through gaps and cracks or fly through windows. How do bed bugs travel into homes? By catching rides on items people carry. Anything from a pile of dirty clothing to a used sofa can provide a mode of transportation for these annoying bugs. The only thing stopping bed bugs from getting into your Gaithersburg home is you and the people you allow over. The more cautious you are, the less likely you will be to have trouble with bed bugs.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In My Home?

If you suspect your home has an active infestation and are looking for how to get rid of bed bugs, you are in the right place. At Absolute Home and Pest Solutions, we provide our community with affordable and quick working answers to bed bug problems. We also offer detailed inspections to help homeowners like you identify whether they have a problem or not. All of our bed bug control options fit each of our client's individual needs, and we guarantee we will remove these pests fast.

Contact us now to schedule your Gaithersburg home for a bed bug control visit or if you have any unanswered questions about these pests.