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Help! There Are Bed Bugs In My Del Rio Home!

When you discover bed bugs, you'll likely have many questions. But there are questions you should address long before you find these bugs in your bed. Today, as we look at what you can do to get rid of bed bugs in your Del Rio home and answer your questions about bed bug control, we'll touch on four questions every resident should know how to answer. It is much better to prevent a bed bug problem than to deal with one in your home.

If you don't have bed bugs in your home yet, keep reading. If you do have a bed bug issue, remember that your Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio can help you deal with these pests. Contact us for professional bed bug control in Del Rio.

The first question we will address is, "How fast do bed bugs grow?" It is essential to understand the speed at which they can replicate, how bed bugs spread, and what conditions are ideal for population growth. The best way to answer this question and other questions related to infestations is to look at the life cycle of a bed bug.


A female bed bug can lay up to 500 eggs in her lifetime. But she doesn't do it all at once. She'll lay one to five eggs a day. As you can imagine, an infestation can grow fast if you have more than one female. There is also something else going on that you should understand. The mating process is abusive for the females, so a female will leave aggregation to reduce the number of times the males mate with her, which is a primary reason why bed bug infestations spread within structures. It is the natural result of the female insects protecting themselves from damage that requires time to heal.


When bed bugs emerge from their eggs, they are nymphs. There is no larval stage. What this means is the newly hatched bugs have six legs, just like the adults. But they don't look exactly like the adults. They are white or red, depending on whether or not they've recently had a blood meal. Nymphs are the bed bugs you'll most likely see in an infested living space. So you'll want to watch out for this stage of development while away from home. Catching an infestation can help you prevent these insects from riding home with you.


When bed bugs reach their adult stage, they're about 1/5 of an inch long. These tiny insects live in tight spaces and dark voids as they mate and reproduce. To stop a bed bug infestation, thoroughly inspect your home and check for warning signs around potential hiding places. Two conditions that can increase the speed at which bed bugs replicate are heat and moisture. While extreme heat eliminates bed bugs, a warm house is a perfect environment. The heat helps bed bugs move like well-oiled machines. Moisture helps them stay hydrated and further increases their activity.

How Fast Do Bed Bugs Grow? If conditions are ideal, a bed bug can go from egg to adult in about 37 days. During that time, they'll hide, mate, and spread. Watch for bed bug nymphs and warning signs of bed bug activity to keep these pests from hitching a ride back to your house. You should also look for them in your home to catch them before an infestation takes hold.

The Importance Of Early Detection And Inspection

The second question we will look at is, "How quickly do bed bugs spread?" We've already touched on how fast they can multiply. One female bed bug can lay as many as 500 eggs; imagine what the females that emerge from those 500 eggs can lay. Females are also encouraged to leave the group after mating several times, and they will spread naturally throughout your house. The speed of that spread links directly to heat and moisture. So, how long will it take? It is possible to have a full-blown infestation that has spread to other areas in as little as four months. Ideally, you'll want to catch them before this happens.

Our advice is to check for bed bugs routinely. Check bedding and sheets when you wash and make the beds. Look for black or brown stains. Check between mattresses and box springs. Look for stains, eggs, or shed bed bug skins. Check under the feet of your furniture for bed bugs huddled together.

Early detection can help you catch them before they spread. Your home pest control service provider may not have to perform a structure-wide bed bug treatment if you do. There are methods for targeting and controlling isolated infestations. A targeted treatment won't cost you as much as a structure-wide treatment. So, along with helping you avoid misery, you can save money with early detection.

Safe And Effective Bed Bug Removal Techniques

Now we get to the most important question we address today, "How hard is it to get rid of bed bugs?" When you find bed bugs in your home, you will want the answer to this locked and loaded. The best way to describe how hard it is to get rid of these insects is to consider these quick facts:

  • Bed bugs are indoor pests. They don't like to live outdoors.

  • Bed bugs cannot climb on animals and move through hair or fur like a tick or a flea.

  • Bed bugs prefer to crawl onto humans.

  • Bed bugs are biting pests that leave annoying wounds on the skin.

  • Evidence shows that bed bugs have always lived with humans.

  • If they were easy to exterminate, they'd be extinct.

So, why are bed bugs so hard to control? They have behavior patterns that help them avoid treatments and physical abilities that allow them to resist some control materials. Since they're so resilient and adaptive, people often throw everything but the kitchen sink at a bed bug problem. That isn't wise; it is also not safe for your health.

A quality licensed professional will use safe and effective bed bug removal techniques. These are a mixture of inspections, traps, mattress encasements, and systematic applications of control materials. When applied by a trained and experienced professional, it is possible to get control of bed bugs every time.

Preventive Measures For A Bed Bug-Free Del Rio Home

Once the bed bugs in your home are gone, what comes next? That leads us to the last question we will address today, "How do you get bed bugs in your bed?" You know the answer in part. We mentioned that you can prevent bed bugs from hitching a ride home with you, so you know they are hitchhiking pests. We also pointed out that bed bugs don't live outdoors, so you won't have any success keeping these pests out of your home with perimeter protection. After professional bed bug removal, you'll need to actively apply bed bug prevention tactics to avoid getting bed bugs again. Here are a few you can try:

  • Watch for bed bug nymphs at work, school, and the homes of friends and family.

  • Avoid placing your bags next to the bags of others, just in case they have an infestation at home. Bed bugs hide in bags.

  • Perform a quick bed bug inspection when you spend the night somewhere, no matter where. Bed bugs can live in the cleanest homes and businesses. Search for black or brown stains on fabrics and shed skins, eggs, or bed bugs in tight spaces.

  • Refrain from opening your luggage on a bed or floor. Use a luggage rack or a table.

  • Put all your laundry in a plastic bag and seal it tight with a bread tie or clip. Bed bugs are strongly attracted to laundry.

  • Always inspect used items. Bed bugs can use household furniture and other secondhand items, such as pianos, guitars, clocks, and computers, as a hiding place. Look for black streaks on surfaces or black and brown stains.

  • When returning from spending the night somewhere, wash all your clothing in hot, soapy water. Doing so will dry bed bugs out and eliminate them. You should also put your clothing through a dryer cycle. High heat can destroy bed bug eggs, nymphs, and adults.

If you watch for bed bugs and take steps to prevent them from hitching a ride home with you, there is a good chance you'll never have another bed bug infestation. But if you do end up with bed bugs, we're here if you need us. Contact your Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio at the first sign of bed bugs inside your Del Rio home. We'll inspect your house, evaluate your infestation, and provide systematic bed bug control until no bugs remain. It is a simple, effective, and stress-free way to get rid of bed bugs. Contact us any time for service.

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