Bed Bug Identification

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are insects that hide during the day and emerge at night to feed. They are primarily indoor pests as they want to live near their preferred hosts: people. The sole source of nutrition for bed bugs is blood. Before feeding, they are flat and oval-shaped; after feeding, the blood meal causes their bodies to swell, elongate and turn darker in color. They are easily transported by people from place to place, making them challenging pests to control in Orange County.

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Are bed bugs dangerous?

Bed bugs don't possess venom, they don't deliver painful stings, and they aren't known to spread diseases. However, bed bugs are blood-feeding pests, making them a threat to us and unwanted in our homes and businesses. Those allergic to their saliva can develop red itchy rashes around the bite sites, and excessive scratching can lead to secondary infections.

Being nocturnal means bed bugs can hide during the day and only emerge when we are sleeping, making detecting an infestation difficult. Bed bugs are prolific breeders, and a large infestation can develop without our knowledge very quickly. Once you realize bed bugs are living in your home, it is hard to sleep soundly knowing they are crawling around and feeding on your blood as you sleep.

Where will I find bed bugs?

Since bed bugs live within our temperature-controlled structures, they are active and problematic year-round. Inside our homes, they squeeze their flat bodies into tight spaces to hide during the day. Their hiding spots are often in areas where we sleep or spend most of our time. Some of their favorite hideaways include the following:

  • Cracks in walls
  • Behind baseboards or wood trim
  • In the seams of couches and other upholstered furniture
  • In or under mattresses and box springs
  • Inside electrical outlets
  • In clutter or under piles of dirty laundry

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

Bed bugs aren't a problem in your home because they found a way inside through spaces in your home's exterior. These common Orange County pests are much more difficult to prevent because you can't seal an opening under your kitchen door to keep them out of your house.

Bed bugs have become an issue in your house because you have accidentally introduced them. Bed bugs move from place to place by hitchhiking on people or our things. They crawl on furniture, bedding, boxes, rugs, coats, or onto our clothing and are then brought into our homes.

Coming into contact with bed bugs can happen to anyone and often does after spending time in public places like hotels, airports, hospitals, schools, shopping centers, and dormitories.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Trust the pest professionals at Cura Termite and Pest Control to provide quality bed bug control for Orange County properties protecting against bed bugs and other common pests. We keep people protected and rid properties of unwanted pests using products that are safe for families and pets.

Don't let bed bugs interrupt your family's sleep for one more night, partner with Cura Pest and let us implement our green pest control solutions to eliminate biting bed bugs. If you are ready to learn more about our bed bug control offerings, give us a call today!

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

Preventing bed bugs is tricky. It can be frustrating to have to guard your home against these pests continuously. The best way to avoid bed bugs is to partner with Cura Termite and Pest Control and implement some of our easy to execute bed bug prevention tips:

  • Whether you frequently travel or travel only once in a while, always inspect your hotel room for signs of bed bugs before bringing your belongings inside.
  • Whenever possible, don't purchase secondhand furniture, mattresses, or box springs for your home.
  • Reduce hiding spots in your house by reducing areas of clutter.
  • Place bed bug-proof covers on all mattresses and box springs in your home.
  • Vacuum your house and wash your family's bedding regularly.
  • When out of your home, never place your coats, bags, or other belongings on the floor or on top of other people's belongings.

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