Bed Bugs In San Diego, CA

About Bed Bugs In San Diego

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Bed bugs are among the most frustrating pests to deal with. These small, parasitic pests are great at finding ways to infiltrate your home and feast on blood from its occupants as they sleep. As you will read below, bed bugs threaten every home and are challenging to get rid of. An effective pest control program for your San Diego home is the most reliable way to control these pests.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are parasitic insects. Unlike other parasites, they don’t live on a host but bite when they need to feed. Depending on the conditions, bed bugs can go months, even a year, without feeding, making it difficult to identify an infestation.

Despite misconceptions, bed bugs are not too small to see. Their reddish-brown, oval-shaped bodies are 1/4 of an inch long. After a blood meal, bed bugs will become redder and swollen.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

While bed bugs create an extremely stressful environment, they are not dangerous pests because they don’t spread diseases when they bite a host. Although this is the case, bed bug bites can cause some allergic reactions.

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

Bed bugs are hitchhikers; they latch onto bags, coats, and other items and are carried into homes by unsuspecting people. Because of this, bed bug infestations can happen in any home, no matter how clean you keep your home.

Where will I find bed bugs?

Bed bugs are sneaky pests. They move into a home by hitchhiking, and once inside, they can make their way from room to room, hiding in tiny cracks and crevices. Because they are nocturnal, you may not see bed bugs right away but may notice signs such as bites and staining on sheets.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Bed bug infestations can be extensive, spreading throughout the entire home. In many cases, it is difficult to tell how bad an infestation is, so it is best to contact experts if you believe you have a bed bug problem.

At Habitat Protection, we offer a full, multi-room inspection, and in some cases, we use specially trained K-9s to perform inspections. Using Integrated Pest Management, we will treat your bed bug problem. Depending on how extensive the infestation is, we will recommend room-by-room treatments using:

We offer a warranty, which varies from 30 to 90 days, depending on the treatment. You can learn more about our bed bug control offerings in San Diego by contacting us at Habitat Protection.

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

Once you have experienced a bed bug infestation, you will want to do everything to prevent another from happening. To help you do so, our experts recommend the following:

  • Use protective coverings on mattresses and bed frames to help prevent these pests from spreading if they get into the home.
  • Check hotel and motel rooms before your stay, always use a luggage rack, and clean your suitcase when you return home.
  • Always examine secondhand furniture before bringing it into your house.
  • Keep your belongings off the floor in public places.

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