When was the last time your sleep was disturbed? Was it interrupted by a noise outside? Maybe by one of your kids when they had a nightmare and needed you? Whatever it was, think for a moment. How did you feel the day after? How about the day after that? We would guess that your following days were not as good as they could have been. Lack of sleep negatively affects people across America every day, and bed bugs can play a big part in this. If you are being disturbed at night by a bed bug infestation, or you would like to avoid ever having to deal with bed bugs, stick around. We have some information you’ll want to see.

Factors That Can Lead To Bed Bug Infestations

Have you ever wondered how bed bugs invade homes? They can’t fly, so you don’t have to worry about them coming in through an open window. They can’t move quickly, so you don’t have to worry about them strolling through your yard and finding a crack in your foundation. What bed bugs do is hide.

By nature, bed bugs are hitchhiking pests that prefer to live in areas where people sleep. If they are not in an area where they can get a steady blood meal, they will cling to or hide inside objects nearby in the hopes that that item eventually finds its way to a place where they can hide and feed. While bed bugs are out and not in an area they consider to be home, it is common for them to move from item to item. This is how infestations start.

Let’s say you are traveling home on an airline from a relative’s house several states away. In the airport, you set your bag down at your gate and rest for the twenty minutes before your plane is ready to board. In those twenty minutes, if bed bugs are on any adjacent luggage, or other items nearby, they could transfer onto your bag. This is where the problem starts. Of course, it does not need to be a bag or an airport. Bed bug infestations start every day in different, highly traveled locations, and on various items.

Where Bed Bugs Hide Around The Home

Once bed bugs have invaded, they most commonly hide during the day, only coming out to feed during the night when you are asleep. You may be wondering where they hide – anywhere they can squeeze into that is near an area of sleep. This could be in the folds of your mattress, the cracks in your floorboards, the gaps around your baseboards, or anywhere else they can squeeze into to find safety.

Why Call Biotherm Immediately If You Have Seen Or Suspect You Have Bed Bugs?

Once bed bugs get into your home, they can be a pain to treat without professional help. Here at Biotherm Green Solutions, we have that professional help you need to get bed bugs out, and your sleep back to normal. For more information on what our bed bug treatments entail, or to schedule an inspection for your home, give us a call. We have the tools and experience for the job.