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Bed bug crawling on bedding

The thought of bed bugs crawling around your bed and feeding on your blood while you sleep is disturbing, and the itchy bite marks they leave make matters even worse. Bed bug invasions can cause severe anxiety and insomnia. If you have been trying to get rid of these pests without much luck, we are here to help.

This article will explain how to assess the severity of a bed bug problem in your home and review the risks of these pests. We’ll also explore some common myths about bed bug treatments and provide tips to help prevent another invasion. Read on to learn more about bed bug control in San Antonio with the experts from Accurate Pest Control.

Assessing The Severity Of A Bed Bug Problem

A bed bug problem can start small, with just a few bugs hitchhiking into your home. But after bed bugs feed and digest their meal, the females lay their eggs. Bed bug infestations can quickly become severe, with females laying up to five eggs daily that mature in about three weeks.

Bed bugs typically start in the bedroom, but as their numbers increase, they can spread throughout the entire home. The best way to determine the severity of an infestation is to schedule a professional bed bug inspection. Contact us today at Accurate Pest Control for more information about our bed bug control services or to schedule an appointment.

The Itchy Truth Of The Risks Of Bed Bug Invasions

The good news is bed bugs don’t spread diseases, and for most people, bed bug bites only leave behind red, itchy welts. However, some individuals can have an allergic reaction to the bites, resulting in severe swelling and anaphylaxis in rare cases. Excessive scratching of bites can also lead to secondary infections.

 The sooner you can eliminate an infestation, the better off everyone will be. Contact us today at Accurate Pest Control to learn more about our bed bug control services or to schedule an inspection.

Common Myths About Bed Bug Treatments

Bed bug infestations are becoming more common throughout the United States, and there is a lot of misinformation about these pests and how to treat them. The following list includes some common myths regarding bed bug treatments and the truth about each:

  • Throwing away your mattress is enough to get rid of bed bugs. False; these insects will hide in cracks in couches and even under wallpaper.
  • Heat treatments are the best option. False; using high heat can damage your home and will stop working when the heaters are off.
  • Getting rid of most of the bed bugs is good enough. False; even one female bed bug left behind can start another infestation.
  • You can get rid of bed bugs on your own. False; DIY treatments aren’t enough to eliminate all the bugs and eggs and can cause the insects to spread out in the house.

Accurate Pest Control utilizes a three-step process to ensure we eliminate all of the bugs and eggs. Contact us today to learn more about our bed bug removal services.

Preventing Bed Bug Infestations: Tips And Techniques

Avoiding another infestation is possible with careful vigilance. Here are some tips to help you keep these pests out in the future:

  • Avoid buying secondhand furniture, especially mattresses.
  • Inspect hotel rooms before unpacking.
  • Avoid placing your bags on the floor of public transportation.
  • Vacuum frequently to catch any bed bug hitchhikers that find a way inside.

Accurate Pest Control offers the most effective bed bug treatments available. Contact us today with any questions about our services or to schedule an inspection.