No one wants pests inside of their home, but bed bugs are particularly evasive and frustrating. Bed bugs are small insects that crawl deep into the frames of beds and other furniture until a blood host is available. Usually, this is when a person or animal goes to sleep. Once the blood host is nearby, the bed bugs then come out to feed.
The bite of a bed bug will become itchy and will appear as a small red, raised welt on the skin. The itch can make sleeping difficult, but the thought of more bugs that are ready to come out and feed can make getting a good night’s sleep impossible. If you have bed bugs, a Hillsboro bed bug control company can help you get these parasites out of your home once and for all.
Where Do Bed Bugs Live?
It may seem as though Oregon and the rest of the country has only been struggling with bed bugs for the past couple of decades. However, bed bugs have been around for over 100 million years. They now call every continent on Earth home, with the exception of Antarctica.
Bed bugs have been able to spread around the globe fairly easily because they are notorious hitchhikers. They move from one place to another by hitching a ride in suitcases, boxes, used furniture, and in other items. Once they arrive at a new destination, they simply move from their hiding spot and take up residence somewhere in the home. This is not always only in beds. Contrary to their name, bed bugs will live in any area that provides access to a blood host. Regular cleaning is, unfortunately, not enough to keep bed bugs at bay, as they do not discriminate against places to live, as long as it provides shelter and access to a food source.