Could you have bed bugs in your home? When I think of bed bugs, I certainly don’t think that they could be in my house, or in my bed. Instead, I think of cheap hotels with dirty sheets. But the reality is that they are also in high-end hotels that are kept clean and have moved into many homes in America. Could they be in your home? Absolutely.They are now found in abundance worldwide and if you travel, then there’s a good chance you’ve had a few hitchhike their way home with you. If you don’t travel, just one guest who does can bring them into your home. They can get into your clothes and suitcases in hotel rooms, and you could pick up a few merely by being in the same room with them. Your kids or grandchildren can bring them in from friends’ homes.
How did bed bugs get to be so prevalent, and where did the surge in their population start? Brandon Baker, who is a contributing author to PhillyVoice recently answered this question in an interview he did with Greg Cowper, curatorial assistant in the Drexel University Academy of Natural Sciences‘ entomology department.
Brandon goes on to tell how bed bugs got their name and some best practices for keeping them out of your home. You can read the rest of his article here: PhillyVoice.
Should you be concerned? You will be when you see the bites they can leave. Maybe you thought your bites were from fleas or mosquitoes, but they could be from bed bugs instead.
If you suspect that you might have a bed bug problem, or you just want peace of mind knowing that you don’t, then you should have your home and mattresses checked for signs of an infestation. Bed bug control is just one of the services we offer with our comprehensive pest control. Call us today at 813-778-4181 for an appointment.
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