Bed bugs are tiny, flat, and about the size of an apple, but the damage they cause is huge. They live in your beds and other places in the room and inflict painful bites, resulting in small, red-colored dots on your skin. Sometimes you may also see circles of blood on your bedsheet and pillowcases.
When you spot a bed bug, you usually kill and dispose of them. However, it is essential to determine where they came from and what attracted them to your house. If you are looking to remove these pesky critters from your house permanently, call Treasure Valley pest control services today.
Things that attract bed bugs into your home
- Carbon dioxide.
You may be aware that bed bugs feed on human blood and thus are attracted to humans. However, you may not know that bed bugs tend to thrive in places with high levels of carbon dioxide concentration, and thus, are attracted to it. Since we release a significant amount of gas when we sleep, bed bugs seem to get drawn to us.
If you find bed bugs on you at night, it is not because you are not hygienic or clean enough. Bed bugs love the warmth and thus, get attracted to the warmth of human bodies. Human bodies generate heat, creating the ideal place for bed bugs. This also explains why you may find bed bugs mostly in or around your bed.
- Dark bedding.
Bed bugs are nocturnal pests, and so it should not come off as surprising that they love and are attracted to dark bed sheets, pillowcases, and blankets. Other than black, these bugs may also be attracted to the color red, as a study states. Another reason bed bugs prefer dark bedding is that they can hide from human eyes more easily.
- Dirty laundry.
Bed bugs feed on human blood, so it makes sense that they get attracted to the odor of humans in their dirty laundry. Bed bugs tend to climb into the dirty laundry when there are no human hosts. Even the clothes you only wore for a few hours can attract these little hitchhikers. Therefore, make sure you put your laundry away.
Nothing attracts bed bugs in your house like travel. Whether you travel to the airport, a new country, or the bus station, these pests are pretty much in every public area. They hold on to your belongings, such as suitcases, clothes, or purses, and come home with you. Guests that come to your house may also carry bugs.
After a hectic day of work, you deserve a good night’s sleep, which is difficult when your house is filled with blood-sucking tiny monsters. Killing off one or two bugs will not solve the problem. If you see bugs in your home, there may be an infestation. Call expert services for an inspection today.