There’s a whole bunch of misinformation floating around about all kinds of pests, and with the advent of the internet, this hooey can spread fast. And there are a lot of people who believe lies or myths about pests that can make homes and businesses more vulnerable to infestations. One such pest is the bed bug. Knowing what’s false will help you in preventing them.
Lie #1: Bed Bugs Are Too Small To See
Bed bugs are indeed small, but you can see them. They often appear as tiny, peppery flecks inside of cushions and linens. On dark materials, they can be nearly impossible to see, and their nocturnal habits mean they are seldom active during the times of day that humans are most likely to spot them.
Lie #2: Bed Bugs Only Reside In Homes Or Businesses With Mattresses
While they get their name from their habit of nesting in or near bedroom mattresses, bed bugs can survive and thrive in a wide range of environments. Other furniture is just as likely to become infested with bed bugs, things like couches, chairs, and ottomans. And while businesses like hospitals or flea markets are magnets for bed bugs, bed bugs are common pests in nearly every kind of business. Don’t get complacent just because your property isn't a "normal" place to pick up bed bugs.
Lie #3: Bed Bugs Only Infest Dirty Places
Not true. Bed bugs will go home with anyone and infest any structure no matter how clean or dirty the place is. But a clean home can curb pest infestation of all kinds. Frequently checking cushions and furniture for signs of bed bugs or their yellowish-white eggs can keep you on top of an infestation.
Lie #4: You Can Get Rid Of Bed Bugs On Your Own
While there are numerous accounts online of how someone got rid of a bed bug infestation with some store-bought product or at-home remedy, the jury is very much still out on the effectiveness of most of those methods. Even if something appears to reduce a pest population initially, an infestation can come roaring back if it isn’t eliminated completely. Killing the adult bed bugs that are active now doesn’t account for the eggs they’ve hidden away that are about to hatch. The best, surest method for bed bug control is through a partnership with a local pest control company.
Lie #5: Professional Pest Control Is Too Expensive
Most people turn to DIY solutions because they think doing so will save them money. But in the long run, improper pest control can end up costing way more than professional service. Not only can pest populations just come right back without the right removal methods, but the damage and health risks caused by pests can wind up costing even more. While some companies have a shoddy track record of providing quick, cost-effective elimination, Bullseye K9 Detection’s reputation is sterling. That’s because we specialize in bed bugs specifically, and we use our canine partners to sniff out bed bugs and nests that even the trained human eye can miss.
For Getting Rid Of Tiny Pests, You Need To Hit The Bullseye
Rather than trust misinformation you may get online or from your friends, turn to the experts for proper bed bug prevention and elimination. To schedule an inspection for your home or business, or for more prevention tips, call Bullseye K9 Detection right away.