What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs, you have heard the word but, do you really know this creature? Most people do not. Many do not realize that they exist. But, they do and may be lurking in your home, your bedding, or even carpeting. It is essential that you take the time to learn more about these pests. By doing so, you can succeed in freeing your home from an infestation of the worst kind.
What Are They?
The bed bug is a creature that feeds on human beings and other warm blooded animals. Humans are its food of choice. If they can not find a person, they will select other warm blooded animals to use as a host for feeding. This can include your pets such as cats, dogs, and others. It can also includes birds, rodents and bats. Their food is that of the host’s blood. With that being true, you usually find these creatures in a locations were their food is. They can be found in homes and other locations where their hosts live. This can include places like hotels, motels, shelters, apartment buildings, dorm rooms at colleges, and even prisons. Anyplace where there is a source of hosts is a good place to find bed bugs.
How Do They Get There?
If you have a home, you may be wondering how these bugs have gotten in. One of the major ways in which bed bugs do infest is through the means of transportation we all use. Often, they can infest busing lines, trains, passenger and commercial ships, and even in airlines.
Bed bugs can be transported from transportation into your home in numerous ways.
- They can be transported using your clothing.
- They can be transported on or in your luggage when your come home from an infested location.
- They can come through furniture that is brought into your home.
- They can come in from bedding as well.
There are plenty of ways in which bed bugs can make the journey from one place to the next. They can leave you wondering just where they came from in the first place when you find them in your home.
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