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The Problem Bed Bugs Bring to Utah Homes

With small, flat, and oval-shaped bodies, bed bugs may not grow longer than five millimeters, but these pests are parasitic hitchhikers. Like the name suggests, bed bugs like to feast on your blood during the night and may make their colonies in areas you frequent – like the couch or your bed.

Once they’ve made it inside your home, bed bugs aren’t easy to control or eliminate – but here’s what you need to know about the health concerns they cause, how difficult they are to prevent, and what to do if you’ve already got an infestation in your Sandy home.

What Health Concerns Do Bed Bugs Cause?

While there’s no concrete evidence that bed bugs transmit diseases like cockroaches or ticks might, that doesn’t mean they aren’t without their dangers. Bed bugs can still come with plenty of health concerns, such as:

  • Some people may have an allergic reaction to bed bug bites.
  • The bite could lead to a secondary infection, like ecthyma, impetigo, or lymphangitis.
  • Untreated infestations could become so serious that blood loss leads to anemia.
  • Insomnia or anxiety can result from trying to deal with a bed bug infestation.

Besides the direct health concerns that bed bugs may cause you, living with an infestation can also make it impossible to host company or guests – anyone who stays at your home is also at-risk for bringing bed bugs into their own home.

Once they’ve made it inside your home, bed bugs aren’t easy to control or eliminate – but here’s what you need to know about the health concerns they cause, how difficult they are to prevent, and what to do if you’ve already got an infestation in your Sandy home.

How Serious Is A Bed Bug Infestation?

Bed bugs aren’t a pest problem that’s going to solve itself, and the longer an infestation is left untreated, the more serious it can become. Part of what makes bed bug infestations so serious is that these pests are incredibly difficult to control.

Bed bugs are small enough to squeeze through tight spaces or even go undetected for long periods of time. These bugs also reproduce rapidly with females capable of laying 500 eggs in their lifespan, and new bed bugs are able to produce their own offspring after just a couple of months.

Even if you take away their human food source, adult bed bugs can live up to a year without a meal or a host to feed on.

Even though they leave bites behind, bed bugs are nocturnal and excellent hiders, so they could have weeks or months to breed before you even notice there’s a problem.

How To Handle A Bed Bug Infestation

At the first signs of a bed bug infestation, some homeowners may try to tackle the problem on their own – but DIY methods are rarely effective, and they may just give the colony more time to grow. The most effective form of bed bug control is a professional one, and that’s what we specialize in at Uinta Pest Solutions.

Our specialists are experts when it comes to bed bug infestations, and we place our focus on completely eliminating bed bugs from your home with safe, effective, but affordable treatments. If you’ve begun to notice the signs of a bed bug infestation, don’t wait to call – contact us at Uinta Pest Solutions today to learn more about our bed bug control program or to schedule an inspection of your home.

Bed bugs are small enough to squeeze through tight spaces or even go undetected for long periods of time. These bugs also reproduce rapidly with females capable of laying 500 eggs in their lifespan, and new bed bugs are able to produce their own offspring after just a couple of months.

Even if you take away their human food source, adult bed bugs can live up to a year without a meal or a host to feed on.

Even though they leave bites behind, bed bugs are nocturnal and excellent hiders, so they could have weeks or months to breed before you even notice there’s a problem.

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