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Are Bed Bugs Easy To Treat For In Redding Homes?

January 15, 2023 - Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs are tricky pests, and getting rid of this tiny insect can be difficult once it invades your Redding home. The best way to avoid bed bug bites and totally eliminate a bed bug infestation is to trust the Jefferson Pest Control professionals.

What Is A Bed Bug's Lifespan?

A bed bug's lifespan can be quite long, which surprises many people. Bed bugs can live up to four and a half months in conditions where they have no direct access to food and temperatures are too warm. In perfect conditions with cooler temperatures and access to a host for food, bed bugs can live between ten months and a year, reproducing most of this time and ensuring that an infestation becomes widespread.

Can Bed Bugs Reproduce Quickly?

Bed bugs do not reproduce as quickly as some other types of insects, but the bed bugs' lifecycle is still fast enough to cause problems if you don't act quickly to remove this pest the moment you notice them invading. Adult female bed bugs can lay approximately one egg per day; this egg takes ten days to hatch and then another four to five weeks to become a full-grown adult. To get rid of bed bugs for good, you will need to eliminate every stage of bed bugs hiding around your Redding home to ensure the lifecycle stops.

What Can Cause Bed Bugs To Come Into My Home?

Though most people may think that bed bugs are attracted to a dirty or cluttered home, bed bugs can enter any home through hitchhiking. This pest travels from area to area by climbing onto clothing, luggage, or bags of an individual that travels through an infested area. The bed bugs will then stay hidden until they reach a safe location, where they will climb out and look for accessible areas to hide in and wait for suitable feeding hosts to pass by.

The most common areas to pick up bed bugs are hotels and motels, airports, public transportation, schools, and libraries due to the number of people moving around these areas daily. Carefully check for bed bug signs in these spaces before staying for an extended period.

What Can I Do To Remove Bed Bugs From My Home?

Bed bugs are challenging to remove, and local pest control for bed bugs is your best option for totally eradicating this pest. Jefferson Pest Control can help you locate and eliminate infestations of this insect, taking the stress of bed bug control off your shoulders. With our help, you won't need to worry about less than effective DIY methods and the risk of reinfestation from bed bugs.

Additionally, you can follow prevention tips for stopping infestations, such as:

  • Check for signs of bed bugs, such as reddish staining, visible bed bugs, and unpleasant odors, when staying or passing through bed bug hotspots; don't stay in any area where you can see signs of bed bugs.
  • Always wash your clothing in hot water when returning from travel to eliminate unnoticed hitchhikers.
  • Make sure second-hand furniture and clothing are completely bed bug-free before moving into your home.
  • Keep your home decluttered and look for signs of bed bug infestations such as itchy red bumps on exposed limbs, bed bug sightings around your home, reddish staining on walls, furniture, and mattresses, and unpleasant odors.

Contact Jefferson Pest Control today for more information on bed bug control in Redding or assistance in defeating an active infestation. Request a free quote.