Frequently Asked Questions About The Bed Bugs In Denton

Close up of a bed bug crawling through human hair follicles

Bed bugs can be a nuisance inside your Denton home and can grow out of control fairly quickly. It is essential to understand these pests to eliminate them.

What Is The Main Cause Of Bed Bugs?

While many individuals believe that bed bugs are attracted to dirty places, this is not the case. Indeed, bed bugs find it easier to hide in cluttered areas, but even the cleanest homes can fall victim to bed bug infestations. The main cause of a bed bug infestation is traveling through an infested area, picking up hitchhiking bugs, and then accidentally bringing them into your Denton home or business

Another major cause of bed bug infestations is purchasing and bringing secondhand items into your home; bed bugs will hide out in these items and spread out into all areas of your house once bringing them indoors, creating a widespread infestation.

Where Are Bed Bugs Found? 

You can find bed bugs almost anywhere there are people, and as we mentioned above, cleanliness isn't generally a factor in a bed bug infestation. While these pests do prefer sleeping areas, they can also be found in furniture, on carpets, inside wall voids, and in electrical outlets. Additionally, bed bugs may be a major problem for businesses, where they can hide in ceilings, walls, furniture, or floors.

These tiny pests travel from infested areas to new areas by hiding in the clothes or luggage of potential hosts. Locations such as hotels, train stations, public transportation, and libraries are bed bug hot spots because people are always moving back and forth through these places and can easily pick up and carry bed bugs with them.

When you are in these bed bug hot spot areas, you should always make an effort to check under sheets, on mattresses, in the seams of furniture, and in the cracks and gaps of walls to ensure there are no bed bugs.

Do Bed Bugs Spread Diseases?

While bed bugs don't transmit diseases as far as we know, they do pose certain health risks to individuals:

  • As bed bugs bite humans, they leave behind small bite marks that are red and itchy. Some individuals may develop allergic reactions to these bites, ranging from mild to severe cases of anaphylaxis. If you have difficulty breathing after being bitten by bed bugs, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Bed bug bites may also result in secondary infections such as impetigo, ecthyma, and lymphangitis as humans scratch at the bite sites. These infections may require medical treatment in certain cases, and continuing to receive bites will only make the problem worse.
  • Bed bugs can take a toll on the mental health of the individuals in your home. Many people report symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, and paranoia that can cause a decrease in sleep and quality of life.

What Home Remedies Get Rid Of Bed Bugs? 

Many home remedies for bed bugs are less than effective as they don't target every stage of the bed bug's life cycle, allowing infestations to arise over and over again. The best way to completely get rid of a bed bug infestation is to call the Mayco Pest & Termite Control experts. The targeted solutions these experts provide will make your home pest-free in no time.