Bed bugs are insects that are particularly unsettling to have in our homes. The sole source of nutrition for bed bugs is blood from warm-blooded animals. Unfortunately, human blood is their preferred food source. Like all other living creatures, bed bugs want to live near their favorite food source, which means they regularly infest our homes and businesses to be close to their hosts.
A bed bug infestation can happen to anyone in any of our homes. The presence of bed bugs is never an indicator of how well you clean your house. Bed bugs are hitchhiking pests and move wherever we take them. They move from place to place on our clothing or inside personal belongings like bags or pieces of luggage. Bed bug infestations also occur after homeowners purchase infested secondhand items like upholstered furniture or mattresses. Once introduced into a home, bed bugs will make quick work of finding a daytime hideout that puts them near their food source (you and your family). Then they will emerge at night to feed on your blood as you sleep. The bed bug’s ability to remain hidden allows these prolific breeders to build large, unsettling populations before you finally discover their presence.
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Nobody can sleep soundly knowing that bed bugs are present. To help you keep these unsavory pests out of your Virginia home, we want to offer you the following prevention tips:
- Always inspect secondhand items for bed bugs before bringing them into your home.
- Never purchase secondhand mattresses or box springs for your home.
- When spending time in public places, keep your personal belongings up off the ground to help prevent bed bugs from having easy access to them.
- Regularly vacuum your house to remove stray bed bugs that have found their way inside.
- When traveling, place dirty clothing in a plastic bag and upon returning home, immediately wash all clothing taken on the highest heat setting the fabrics can handle.