Frequently Asked Questions About The Bed Bugs In Nassau County

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7/3/2022


Once thought of as a past problem, bed bugs have re-emerged in Nassau County. If you suspect you have bed bugs, call on the experts at Parkway Pest Services; we are your Nassau County pest control professionals!

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Unlikely Places Bed Bugs Could Be Living

If there is an item in the house considered synonymous with bed bugs, it is the mattress. Bed bugs reside in mattress seams, but there are other lesser-known homes for bed bugs.

The following are unlikely places where bed bugs may be hiding in your house:

  • Headboards

  • Electrical receptacles

  • Appliances

  • Under loose wallpaper

  • Curtain folds

  • Behind peeling paint

Bed bugs can squeeze into any crevice or crack about the width of a credit card. There are plenty of locations in your home for bed bugs to hide.

How To Kill Bed Bugs Quickly

When you see signs of bed bugs like bites and reddish-brown fecal stains, you need to get rid of bed bugs as fast as possible.

Here are a few non-chemical ways to kill bed bugs quickly:

  • Steam clean mattresses and upholstery at 130℉.

  • Freeze items at 0℉ in a sealed bag for four days. 

  • Wash and dry clothing in the hottest settings.

  • Vacuum floors, cracks, and crevices. 

Although these treatments can kill bed bugs quickly, the only way to effectively eliminate them from your home is to use licensed professionals like the team at Nassau County pest control.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs

We get questions about bed bugs frequently. The following are answers to many myths and questions surrounding bed bugs.

  • Do bed bugs transmit disease? Bed bugs bite resulting in red spots that itch, but they are not known to transmit disease. 

  • What are the signs of bed bugs? Bites on arms, legs, back, or other body parts are signs of bed bugs. Another sign is the reddish-brown fecal stains on mattresses, walls, and furniture. Other signs include molted skins of bed bugs.

  • Are bed bug bites serious? The bites of bed bugs are not considered dangerous, but in cases with multiple bites, a person may experience an allergic reaction. 

  • How do I know if I have been bitten by a bed bug? When a bed bug bites, it injects an anesthetic, so you may not notice you have been bit for several days. When a bite appears, it will be a small, red bump. 

  • Will I react to bed bug bites? Most people have no or minimal reactions to bed bites. In cases of many bites resulting in a lot of itching, some develop anxiety, skin problems, and insomnia. 

  • How do bed bugs spread? Bed bugs likely came into your home by hitchhiking on shoes, folds of pants, luggage, used furniture, etc. If you recently returned from a trip, they may have traveled with you from the hotel back to your home. 

  • Do bed bugs live in dirty places? Bed bugs are not a sign of a filthy home. They like wherever they can find warmth and blood thus making hotels a favorite attraction due to the high volume of people.

  • Can you see bed bugs? While the larvae (baby bed bugs) are hard to see, you can see adult bed bugs. 

Total Bed Bug Control For Nassau County Residents

Due to their small size and ability to hide in cracks and crevices, bed bugs are some of the most troublesome pests to eradicate. Do-it-yourself treatments will reduce and control the bed bug population in your Nassau County home, but eliminating them requires local pest control for bed bugs: Parkway Pest Services. Contact us today, and we will solve your bed bug infestation problem.


 
 
 

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