What The Experts Want You To Know About Bed Bugs In Las Vegas

The most powerful weapon in the war on bed bugs is public awareness. The more you know, the harder it is for bed bugs to get into your home and torment you. Here's what the experts at Red Rock Pest Control want you to know about bed bugs.

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Bed Bugs Don't Just Infest Dirty Homes

You can clean all day, every day, and still get bed bugs. A bed bug isn't going to choose your home because it's dirty. Bed bugs will live anywhere they can get a blood meal. These insects have been found infesting some of the cleanest environments.

Bed Bugs Don't Come In From Your Yard

You can have the best exterior pest control program in the world and still get bed bugs. These insects are almost exclusively indoor pests. They don't come in from the outside. They travel from one area of infestation to another by hitching a ride. Here are some of the many items they may hitch a ride in:

  • Luggage
  • Duffel bags
  • Book bags
  • Pocketbooks
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Electronic devices
  • Mattresses
  • Box springs
  • Bed frames

Bed Bugs Don't Just Live In Motels And Hotels

There was a time when motels and hotels seemed to be the hotbed of bed bug activity. This is because they are high-traffic areas where people frequently spend the night. This is the perfect environment for bed bugs to thrive. Here is a short list of some other locations bed bugs have been found in the last few years:

  • Pre-schools
  • Elementary schools
  • High schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Daycares
  • Assisted living centers
  • Movie theaters
  • Libraries
  • Police lockups
  • Public transportation
  • Office buildings
  • Homes of relatives or friends

Bed Bugs Don't Need A Bed

Did you notice that the list above contains a lot of locations that don't have beds? It is because a bed is not required. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Bed bugs can feed on people who are fully awake.
  • Bed bugs can feed in the daytime if they are in a dark place.
  • Bed bugs can feed on a person who sits on an infested chair or couch.
  • Bed bugs can be found in locations that are not ideal for feeding. They can just be passing through. 

Bed Bugs Can't Be Controlled With Clever Natural Remedies

You can find all kinds of expert advice on the internet for how to arrest a bed bug infestation with treatment ideas that sound like they might just work. But bed bugs aren't easy bugs to get rid of, and those natural remedies are likely to fall short. When they do, it will allow bed bugs to continue to torment you and your family. Here are a few examples:

  • You can kill bed bugs with heat, but placing space heaters around your home will not provide the level of heat necessary to exterminate all the bed bugs in your home.
  • You can kill bed bugs by spraying them with vinegar, but spraying a vinegar treatment on your bed, rug, and walls will do nothing to kill bed bugs. It must be sprayed directly on the bed bugs.
  • You can kill bed bugs with diatomaceous earth, if you put them on top of a pile of the powder. But bed bugs are naturally wired to avoid locations that are hazardous. This will make your DE powder ineffective at getting all the bugs in your home.
  • You can kill bed bugs with traps but, like DE powder, bed bugs will naturally begin to avoid the area where the trap is.
  • You can seal bed bugs in a mattress or box spring by using encasements. But bed bugs can feed on you in other locations of your home, such as your living room, while you watch television.

Bed Bug Prevention

There is no way to completely protect your home from a bed bug infestation, but you can prevent an infestation by doing the following:

Always do a quick check for bed bugs and the warning signs of bed bugs when you spend the night somewhere.

  • Keep a wary eye out for bed bugs and their signs when you leave your home.
  • Do routine bed bug checks in your home.
  • Train your kids to recognize bed bugs and their signs.
  • Put items in the drier for thirty minutes to kill bed bugs in all stages of development.
  • Be aware that bed bugs are attracted to clothing that has been worn. Always keep your clothing in sealed plastic bags.

Bed Bug Control

If bed bugs ever get into your Las Vegas home, don't trust natural remedies to eliminate them. Reach out to Red Rock Pest Control for industry-leading bed bug control. We'll help you get every last one of those bugs—and their eggs.


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