Goodnight, sleep tight, do not let the bed bugs bite: I sure hope not! Bed bugs are a common nuisance and can be an expensive one. When you get bed bugs, you will have to spend hundreds of dollars to replace couches, mattresses, and even your clothes. So, it is important that you recognize why bed bugs love to bite.


Bed bug, Cimex lectularius You may wonder: How does a bed bug look? Bedbugs are small, oval, and brownish insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. As an adult, they are about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, they become red and swollen with the blood. They do not fly, but they can very quickly jump from place to place. Female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs in their lifetime, each being the size of a speck of dust. Immature bed bugs are known as nymphs and will shed their skin five times before becoming an adult, requiring blood each time they shed. They can develop in as little as a month in the best conditions.


Bed bugs will often hide undetected in your home in luggage, clothing, beds, couches, and other items where their flattened bodies can fit into tight spaces. They do not have a nest but live in groups of other bed bugs. The most common place for bed bugs to hide is box springs, mattresses, bed frames, and headboards because they can quickly bite you while you sleep.


Now that you have a justified fear of bed bugs, you should know how to get rid of bed bugs. If you suspect them in your home, clean all bedding, linen, curtains, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the highest dryer setting. If you do not have enough time to wash your plates, glasses and other kitchen utensils, put them in the dryer for at least 30 minutes. Vacuum thoroughly, and use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams for bed bugs and their eggs before doing so.


But how to kill bed bugs? Remember, with every home remedy in the world; it is important to hire a professional to exterminate bed bugs and other pests. Arm yourself with a few DIY solutions and hire a professional to get rid of pests altogether. For a powerful and experienced Yuba City pest control company in your area call Gecko Pest Services today.


Family-owned and operated, Gecko Pest Services will provide friendly and knowledge staff to come to your home or business and successfully rid your space of bed bugs and any other pests. We are pet-friendly and pride ourselves on affordability. Instead of handling it yourself, call Gecko Pest Services today.