Bed bugs certainly hold true to their reputation. They are microscopic, difficult to identify, and even more challenging to eliminate due to their high reproduction rate. Along with this stigma comes a small degree of shame and embarrassment for those who discover a bedbug infestation in their home or business. But the truth is, getting bedbugs is not your fault, nor is it anyone else’s! A bedbug infestation can happen to anyone, even the President of the United States! Although there are several reasons why bedbug infestation arises, but above all else, it all comes down to being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But not to worry!
Continue reading to learn where bedbugs typically come from, and more importantly how to get rid of them quickly, discreetly, and under budget.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
Bedbug infestations occur all throughout the United States, from business establishments and public arenas to small businesses, residential homes, and more. Bedbug infestations typically arise from places we commonly visit, like hospitals, hotels, public buses, assisted living facilities, and even childcare centers.
Because bedbugs have an unusual size and shape to them, being that they are very small and flat bodied, they can hide in some pretty unusual places, like under electrical switch plates and picture frames. Aside from beds and bedding, bedbug infestations can also be found inside couches and upholstered chairs, on curtains, beneath wallpaper or baseboards, and even purses and backpacks.
How You Got a Bedbug Infestation
You have bedbugs because you were recently in a place that also had a bedbug infestation. Those bedbugs somehow attach themselves to your clothing, your hair, or even your purse or backpack, and got a free ride home to your house. Because bedbugs reproduce at a very high rate (females lay 1 to 5 eggs every single day!), so just one or two bedbugs can turn into a massive outbreak within a matter of days. Bedbugs are essentially comparable to fruit flies in terms of gestation and reproduction. Another reason why you might’ve got a bedbug infestation is if you recently bought used or antique furniture. Antique shops and thrift stores commonly harbor bedbugs.
You might be wondering why bedbugs always end up in beds rather than other areas of a home. Well, bedbugs will infest any area that is easily accessible, dark, and private. But the reason why they typically infest beds and bedding is because it’s where we spend a lot of our time. Bedbugs are attracted to the places we hang out in the most, as it gives them an advantage when it comes to feeding and hiding.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Bedbug infestations are difficult to get rid of because they reproduce very quickly and their eggs are hard to detect with the naked eye. For this reason, most home and business owners hire professional bedbug extermination and fumigation services. But these services are invasive, tedious, costly, and they’re not very discreet. Nobody wants a bedbug service van parked in their driveway or business parking lot. Fortunately, there’s another way.
DIY Bed Bug Heater Rentals
With new and innovative technology, home and business owners are now able to rent thermal convection heater systems that are specifically designed to eradicate bedbugs and bedbug eggs in a short amount of time, and without the use of harsh or toxic chemicals. Not only is this a discreet way to get rid of bedbugs since you do it yourself, but it is also very budget friendly. These thermal convection heaters are rentable by the day and treat up to 600 square feet. Once you are through with your bedbug heater treatment, simply send it back with a prepaid label!
Would you like a safe and discreet method of bed bug removal? Contact Bed Bugs Gone By U at 317-665-8229 to learn more about our bedbug heater rental packages and how to get started with bedbug removal, today. You can also order directly from a website or send us an email with questions, anytime!