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Getting Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Del Rio Home For Good!

Your home is your safe space, where you live, sleep and spend time with family and friends. When protecting your home, you may have cameras or security systems installed to keep intruders out. While those safety measures are very effective in keeping intruders out, what if people aren’t the intruders you need to worry about? What if the intruders that threaten the safety of your home are right under your nose?

What are these intruders? Bed bugs. They have been feeding on humans for thousands of years. Historically, these tiny blood feeders were prevalent in human dwellings worldwide, giving real meaning to the adage "sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite."

It was in the middle of the 1990s that bed bugs started to reappear in developing countries after certain pesticides were restricted or banned, pest control methods changed, and international travel increased. Since then, they have become a severe annoyance in many places worldwide. Del Rio is one of the locations where bed bugs made their grand appearance and decided to stay; this means that bed bugs are not an uncommon pest to have in your Del Rio home. However, it also doesn’t mean you should delay getting bed bug control services.

As your top-rated Del Rio pest control experts, Gold Star Exterminators are here to rid your home of these intrusive blood-feeding pests. Don’t let bed bugs take over your home, give us a call today.

The first and most typical symptom of bed bugs is seeing bite marks on various parts of your body. Most people are bitten while sleeping but are unaware that they have been bitten until a day or two later. Here are the symptoms that let you know bed bugs have bitten you:

  • Several raised bumps (welts) appear in a pattern that zigzags.
  • Welts with a severe itching sensation
  • Bloodstains on the bedding

The bites may not itch right away when bitten for the first time. It may take some time for your body to react to the bites. Some people acquire painful welts just a few days after their first bite, but for others, it might take as long as 14 days for the bites to start itching. Bed bug bites tend to cause people to develop an increased sensitivity. It only takes a few seconds for stinging welts to appear if you have an infestation of bed bugs and are highly sensitive to their bites.

There will be no evidence of bed bugs residing on your body. In contrast to head lice and the mites responsible for scabies, bed bugs do not live on humans. These pests will emerge from their hiding places to feed on the blood of humans. The duration of their feeding ranges from four to twelve minutes. Once it has finished feeding, a bed bug will go back to its hiding area.

When you notice these welts on your body or severe itching, it’s a powerful indicator that you have bed bugs. Don’t delay in contacting Gold Star Exterminators for permanent eradication.      

Bed Bug Infestations Only Get Worse With Time

If you just recently found out that you have a bed bug-infested home, your first action should be to stop them from spreading throughout your home, and this prompts the question, "How quickly do bed bugs move from room to room?" 

Bed bugs can quickly travel from one room to another by hitchhiking from one person to the next in a matter of seconds. Or, in a matter of hours, they can spread from room to room by crawling. How quickly you start treating bed bugs will determine how rapidly they spread throughout your home.

Bed bug females only lay one egg on average daily, but when they are at their most productive, they can lay anywhere from five to seven eggs in a single day. It only takes 10 to 15 days for an egg to hatch, and a bed bug can breed approximately six weeks after it has emerged from its egg. In addition, the average lifespan of a bed bug is between four and six months.

They may move from room to room rather slowly at first, so the best time to eliminate bed bugs is as soon as possible. It is a significant fact to remember because removing bed bugs from your home may take as long as three to six weeks. If you don't treat the problem, however, bed bugs tend to increase exponentially over time, which means that if you wait a few weeks or months, you might end up with a massive infestation on your hands. 

Bed bug treatment is complex, especially if you lack expert training or experience in this field. Incorrectly treating a bed bug infestation may result in larger re-infestations and additional time and money spent on treatments, replacement furniture, and other expenses. Call Gold Star Exterminators today for a free, no-obligation assessment.

How Bed Bugs Found A Ride Into Your Home

Bed bugs in Del Rio are sneaky little pests that will enter your home through various techniques. Before they find a host, they attach themselves to other people and things from place to place. Bed bugs will seek a secure location to establish a home, given their long-term viability. Let's examine how bed bugs spread:

  • Travel: High-traffic regions with a constant influx of people include hotels, motels, and Airbnbs. Traveling is the riskiest activity, as bed bugs can be brought into even the best hotels and spread.
  • Used clothing, furniture, and toys: Despite appearing to be a good deal, items from yard sales and flea markets increase bed bug issues. The problem is that bed bug infestation in used furniture isn't usually evident. It can be very challenging for someone who is not a specialist to identify the telltale signs of bed bug presence because the seller will ensure that the items for sale are clean and in good condition. But don't be fooled—just because something appears tidy and well-kept doesn't mean that those blood-feeding pests aren't lurking inside.
  • Having visitors or kids' sleepovers: Bed bugs will crawl around in search of their next host because they are not the quickest runners or jumpers. When traveling, they conceal themselves in clothing, shoes, stuffed animals, and other personal items. It's likely that your child brought a bed bug home from a sleepover or that you acquired bed bugs from a gathering at a friend's house. 
  • Shared housing: The likelihood of bed bugs reappearing increases if your living situation involves sharing areas with others, particularly if your neighbors have them. Bed bugs move through wall gaps, air vents, and other openings to reach their next host when growing their colony. Even if you take all reasonable precautions to avoid an infestation, pests may appear in your apartment or duplex.
  • Transportation: You can acquire bed bugs in public venues other than buses and trains. School buildings, office buildings, and even movie theaters may harbor the creatures when people work and stay there for extended periods. Your residence is only a short distance away from there.

Bed bugs can enter your house in various ways, most of which are beyond your control. However, you can exercise prevention efforts by inspecting hotels and luggage when traveling. When you discover you indeed have a bed bug problem, call Gold Star Exterminators. We've been protecting Del Rio homes since 1979.

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Home For Good

Our experts at Gold Star Exterminators have devoted their lives to the efficient and secure extermination of bed bugs throughout Del Rio since 1979. Thousands of satisfied clients followed our professionals' removal of hundreds of bed bug infestations throughout Southern Texas. Being family-owned, run, and focused, we know what it takes to eradicate bed bugs from residential and commercial buildings, including yours.

It's nearly impossible to pinpoint where you acquired bed bugs, and there’s no way to go back in time to trace your every step to determine how you got them. These tiny pests can enter your home on any person, object, or pet that enters, regardless of whether you are aware of the bed bug signs and diligently check for them. To eradicate these undesirable pests, call Gold Star Exterminators in Del Rio to receive a free estimate for bed bug removal services.

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