All The Problems Bed Bugs Bring To Your Las Vegas Home
When trying to get a good night’s rest in your Las Vegas home, there is one pest that can make doing so nearly impossible. Bed bugs are small, blood-sucking insects that come out at night to bite humans for a blood meal. If you have a bed bug infestation, you might notice you wake up to find rows of red, itchy bites wherever your skin is exposed while you sleep.
Many people don’t realize where bed bugs come from and how they get into homes. Bed bugs can be picked up while running errands and are commonly picked up in places such as laundromats, schools, bus stations, hotels, motels, and other public places. They hitch rides on things like purses, luggage, and other cloth items.
Another thing you might not realize about bed bugs is what they look like. It’s a common misconception that they are too small to see. They are actually around the size of an apple seed. So, while still quite small, you can see them. They are a reddish-brown color and generally flat except after they’ve just eaten.
Do Bed Bugs Spread Disease?
Given that bed bugs seem similar to other bloodsucking pests such as ticks and fleas, it’s easy to assume that bed bugs also spread diseases like these other species. However, there is no concrete evidence linking bed bugs to the transmission of diseases so far, but this doesn’t mean that bed bugs don’t pose any health risks. The main health concerns you have to worry about if you have bed bugs are:
You could get secondary infections that occur from scratching the itchy bites.
It's common for bed bugs to cause insomnia issues.
If the infestation is large enough, bed bugs can cause anemia.
Is It Easy To Remove Bed Bugs?
The fact that bed bugs bite you while you sleep is disgusting in and of itself, and possibly dealing with health problems from bed bugs is also a concern. But, on top of all this, bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to prevent and remove.
Because bed bugs can be picked up in so many places from hotels to hospitals to public transportation, it’s difficult to completely prevent them. You can take care to avoid setting down any cloth items and inspect things like hotel beds, but these measures only go so far. If a bed bug infestation does start, they are also difficult to eliminate. This is because bed bugs are extremely small and can hide in many areas including inside mattresses, on curtains, or in small cracks in walls. It’s necessary to kill every bed bug, including the eggs, in order to keep the infestation from returning in full force.
What Should You Do If You Have Bed Bugs?
If you’ve noticed any signs of bed bugs including their bites or seeing rusty spots on bedsheets, it’s important to act quickly. Bed bugs are difficult to remove because of their ability to hide in so many small spaces, so the best and most effective way to get rid of them is through professional help from Red Rock Pest Control.
Our bed bug control programs involve a free inspection and possibly treating your entire house to ensure that the infestation is completely gone. Learn more about our bed bug services by contacting us online or over the phone at (702) 508-7544.