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How Bed Bugs Find Their Way Into Del Rio Homes And How To Keep Them Out Serving Del Rio, Eagle Pass & Surrounding Areas

How Bed Bugs Find Their Way Into Del Rio Homes And How To Keep Them Out

Bed bugs are parasites that can make their way inside of Del Rio homes very easily. They thrive wherever there are people, so activities like going to the supermarket, staying at a hotel, taking the bus, or sending kids to school can result in a bed bug outbreak for homeowners. These bugs fester deep inside upholstered items, mattresses, and carpets, so one of the best ways to keep them out of the home is to inspect personal belongings after spending any amount of time in public spaces.

Travel is another very common way that bed bugs spread, so anyone who’s stayed at a hotel or flown should always store their clothes in sealed bags and proceed to wash them on the highest setting as soon as possible. Residents who live in apartment buildings or multi-unit housing should also seal up any gaps around their doors and windows with weatherstripping in case their neighbors are battling bed bugs. The most effective way to address bed bugs is with Del Rio pest control from a trusted pest expert. These services are more in-depth and reliable than over-the-counter solutions and can also help to prevent future issues. 

For more on how pest control in Del Rio can address bed bug infestations, contact Gold Star Exterminating today. 

When bed bug infestations happen in Del Rio homes, they can actually be very difficult to identify, believe it or not. These small, appleseed-shaped pests are masters of living out of sight, which is part of what makes locating an invasion so difficult. That said, here are some of the telltale signs that bed bugs may be hard at work:

  • Smelling a strong, musty odor that comes from the pheromones that bed bugs excrete through their fecal matter 
  • Noticing blood stains on bed sheets, which appear during the feeding process or when people squish them by rolling around at night
  • A smattering of dark rust-colored smears amidst sheets, blankets, and pillows that are from bed bug excrement
  • Shed skin that bed bugs produce during the molting process
  • A lot of fecal matter that resembles pepper flakes or crumbles of dirt
  • Bed bugs of all stages that include juvenile nymphs to adult bed bugs
  • Eggs or eggshells in places like headboards, nightstands, and mattresses
  • Waking up covered in tiny red bumps that usually appear in clusters of three or four

For homeowners who notice any of the aforementioned signs, the best decision to make is to bring in professional assistance. Infestations like these do not resolve themselves, which is why intervention from a trusted pest control specialist is so imperative. For more information on bed bug removal, please contact Gold Star Exterminators today. 

Bed Bug Infestations Only Get Worse With Time

A bed bug infestation that develops in a Del Rio property is not an issue that is going to eliminate itself. They are parasites whose main priority is to access the food that they need in order to survive and reproduce, which comes in the form of human blood. There are several reasons why bed bug infestations only get worse with time, starting with how often they eat. The average bed bug eats every three to four days, which is not very frequent as far as parasites' habits go. A young bed bug nymph can actually survive for months without a blood meal and if conditions are ideal for adults, they can survive for up to a year without food. When temperatures outside begin to cool off, they actually decrease their feeding schedule as well. 

A bed bug’s reproductive schedule and lifecycle are also significant contributing factors to how these issues seem to explode. A fertile female bed bug can lay upwards of 200 eggs in her lifetime, which is actually only several months long.  Bed bugs then hatch within 10 days of the egg being laid and then start reproducing within the first four to five weeks of life. This combination means that infestations can grow exponentially without homeowners even being aware.

Bed bug problems will only continue to grow based on where they live. These pests might seem simple but they are actually very crafty. Bed bugs live close to their food source on purpose, which gives them the opportunity to have a blood meal and quickly return to a home that is dark and secluded. The nature of their abodes provides bed bugs with unfettered access to the sustenance that they require. Additionally, the hiding places that they choose, which also include bedroom furniture, rugs, and pet beds, mean that homeowners with infestations will have a very hard time determining that they have an infestation and an even more difficult time eliminating it. This is essentially the cherry on top of a very stressful pest problem. 

For more information on reliable bed bug removal, contact Gold Star Exterminators today.

How Bed Bugs Find Their Way Into Our Homes

Bed bugs are regarded as parasites and they find their way inside your home via hitchhiking. During this process, they get transported simply by latching onto a host and going for a free ride. So while it might seem that a bed bug infestation has appeared in your Del Rio home seemingly out of nowhere, there is usually a much clearer way that this issue developed. One of the most common ways that bed bugs may enter homes like yours is by invading used furniture. Items like couches, mattresses, chairs, and ottomans are all perfect nesting places for bed bugs because they don’t need to stray far from their food source and can then hide out in the dark between meals. Used furniture also tends to live in unsanitary storage facilities for extended periods of time, which only makes problems more severe. 

Because bed bugs survive best wherever people are around, nearly any time that you’re in public is an opportunity for you to encounter bed bugs and bring them directly into your home. This means that simple actions like going to the movies, a restaurant, the shopping mall, or grocery store can increase your chances of encountering bed bugs. Similarly, children who go to school or camp are at risk of picking up bed bugs and something like air travel, bus trips, or even the train can put you in direct contact with bed bugs. Once they’ve latched on to your personal effects, like luggage or clothing, it’s very easy for you to bring them directly into your home without even knowing it.

Another way that bed bugs spread is by moving between shared walls. This makes them a prevalent issue for people who live in apartment buildings or multi-unit housing, dorms, or those who simply have a roommate that might have encountered bed bugs and brought them back home. This same rationale makes bed bugs a very common issue in hotel rooms as well as office buildings or places where people congregate and spend a significant amount of time. 

For more information on bed bug control for your home, contact Gold Star Exterminators today.

The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Home

A bed bug infestation can be a nightmare when they develop inside of your Del Rio home for a variety of reasons, one of which is that bed bug infestations are notoriously difficult to locate. They can also go undetected for extended periods of time, which is why the most effective way to get rid of an infestation is with professional bed bug removal. 

Working with a team of pest control professionals will help identify the source of your problem, treat it effectively, and help you prevent future issues. For Del Rio residents, the most trusted name to call is Gold Star Exterminating. We have been working with local homeowners since 1979 and we continue to serve our community with pride to this day. Our pest control specialists are all state licensed and certified, which means that they have undergone a rigorous training process and are highly educated in the ways of bed bugs. 

At the first sign or suspicion of bed bugs, the best thing you can do is call our team. We will begin by providing you with a complete home inspection where we check areas like dresser drawers, mattresses, carpets, dog beds, sofas, and drapery. We perform this level of inspection because we know that bed bugs can hide anywhere and they are not relegated to one area of your property. From there, we’ll provide you with a prep sheet so that you can do your part to ensure the most effective service day possible. 

When we come to treat your home, we apply conventional methods to these nooks and crannies in every room of your home. These products are safe for everyone in your household, including pets and children. We also offer mattress encasements to help prevent future issues and our pest control specialists will be there to answer any questions you might have. In order to guarantee a bed bug-free home, we’ll return at a set date and provide no-cost re-treatments until we’ve fully resolved your problem. 

For more information on bed bug elimination, please contact us today.

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