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The discovery of bed bugs is never a welcome one. You go from simply suspecting that you’re being bitten to knowing you are, and that simple shift in knowledge can make you want to be anywhere else but your home or business. How can you rest easy knowing there are tiny bugs waiting for any opportunity to bite you? Worse, you worry about the expense and spectacle that can be getting your home or business treated. So, do you have any other options? Is DIY possible? Read on to find out!
Are you finding tiny bugs in your car or noticing new bites on your body after driving? Did you recently deal with bed bugs in your home? Does your friend have bed bugs and sat in your car? Can you even get bed bugs from giving someone a ride? If you answer yes to these questions, you might have a bed bug infestation in your car.
Bed bugs are a nightmare! These tiny, blood-sucking critters, scientifically known as Cimex lectularius, have been bothering humans for centuries. Despite their size, they can cause us incredible stress and upset, especially when they infest our homes and businesses. With stress comes the opportunity for myth and fiction to thrive. To tackle them effectively, we must understand what attracts bed bugs. Then we need to arm ourselves with solid prevention and extermination strategies.
Health Department studies and news stories have shown that the stress, anxiety, and lack of sleep caused by long-term bed bug infestations can lead to significant emotional and psychological problems. While bites are unpleasant, it’s not believed that they harm us long-term; the long-lasting psychological effects are more detrimental to our well-being.
Need an overview of what bed bugs are? Read our guide here.
Just the thought of bed bugs crawling around and over our skin can send us rocketing out of bed. Bed bugs tend to be nocturnal creatures since they like the cover of darkness in which to feed, but all they really want is a cozy place in close quarters to your skin so they can drink your blood.
The problem is, bed bug bites often cause little-to-no reaction, so those little red patches on your skin may be a heat rash or hives. So how do you tell the difference? Read on to find out!