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Why Do I Have Bed Bugs In My Cincinnati Home?

January 20, 2022 - Bed Bugs

Many things can ruin a good night's sleep. Your neighbors could decide to set off fireworks at 2 AM. A raccoon could knock over your trash can and make a bunch of noise rustling through glass bottles. If you have recently become a parent, then restful nights may seem like a thing of the past. The same can also be said for people with bed bug infestations. If you do not know much about these pests and are wondering where do bed bugs come from and how do you get rid of bed bugs if they invade your home, you are in the right place. Here is why you have bed bugs inside your Cincinnati home and how to get them out quickly with professional bed bug control.

How Can I Tell If It's Bed Bugs In My House?

Bed bugs are not the only pests that bite people while asleep. If you wake up with bite marks on your body, it could be because of fleas, spiders, or a few other pests. What do bed bug bites look like? Well, they are usually red and run in a straight line or zig-zag pattern. One thing to note is that not everyone has a physical or visible reaction to bed bug bites. Some people show no symptoms at all. For this reason, here are some other signs to help you identify bed bugs inside your Cincinnati home.

  • Bloodstains
  • Blackish red specs of fecal droppings
  • Pearl colored eggs
  • Shed skin
  • Live bed bugs
  • Dead bed bugs

If you didn't know, an adult bed bug is roughly the size of an apple seed, reddish-brown, and shaped like an oval. You are most likely to find live bed bugs hiding in cracks and crevices around your home during the day and in your bed feeding late at night while you are asleep. 

How Do Bed Bugs Get Into Homes?

Two things people regularly ask are how do bed bugs get in your house and how do bed bugs get in your bed after they get indoors? The answer to these questions is actually quite simple. Bed bugs use people like you to get around. More specifically, they use items you carry. Bed bugs are attracted to things that humans have recently touched, are warm, and have the scent of carbon dioxide. Once aboard an item, these pests wait until they have been picked up and set down. You are most likely to pick up bed bugs from a hotel room or other area people sleep; however, you can also come in contact with these pests anywhere people regularly move about.

How Do I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs Fast?

If you wake up with bite marks on your body or suspect you have seen bed bugs or the signs they leave behind around your Cincinnati home, your first response should be to call the professionals at 1 Stop Pest Control. Our team understands how to get rid of bed bugs fast and is standing by to inspect and treat your home at a moment's notice.

How Do I Prevent From Bringing Bed Bugs Into My Home?

Once our team has cleared your home of bed bugs, your next step should be to avoid these pests in the future. You can do this by checking rooms you will be staying in for bed bugs before settling in and being careful not to leave your bags on the ground in public for more than 20 minutes. We also recommend checking used items like furniture and clothing for bed bugs before purchasing them.

Call our team today if you have any unanswered questions about bed bugs or if you would like to schedule a home bed bug control service visit.

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