Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are small insects whose sole source of nutrition comes from the blood of warm blood animals. These small, apple-seed-shaped insects have adapted to living in structures where people live or spend a lot of time, and our blood is their preferred food source. 

We commonly introduce these pests into our homes after coming into contact with them in public places like airports, hotels, schools, dormitories, movie theaters, shopping centers, and healthcare facilities. The unfortunate fact is that there will be bed bugs wherever there are people, and the more people, the higher the chance of coming into contact with these blood-feeding pests. Public places are hot spots for bed bug activity. 

Are bed bugs dangerous?

Bed bugs aren't known for spreading diseases like other blood-feeding insects such as mosquitoes, but will cause health problems. Any home or business they invade should immediately meet them with a plan to eliminate them. 

Lack of sleep, increased stress levels, and secondary infections caused by bed bug bites are just some of the reasons you don't want these blood-feeding pests in your Oklahoma City home. 

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

Because the bed bug's primary mode of transportation is hitchhiking, these biting pests can find their way into any Oklahoma City home. They regularly move indoors on people's clothing, secondhand items, luggage, and bags. Once inside, bed bugs will find a suitable hiding spot, making themselves comfortable enough to begin feeding, breeding, and increasing their numbers. 

If you spot bed bugs in your home, it may be tempting to ignore them and hope they will go away. But, you can't ignore bed bugs; the longer they are in your house, the more of a problem they will become. 

Where will I find bed bugs?

Bed bugs are primarily nocturnal. During the day, bed bugs that have found their way into your home will hide in dark, tight spaces. Some of their most common hiding spots include cracks in walls, headboards, footboards, and wooden nightstands. 

Bed bugs also hide in the seams of mattresses and upholstered furniture. Electronics, electrical outlets, and spaces behind wall hangings are other places you should regularly inspect for bed bugs. 

Many believe only dirty or cluttered homes risk experiencing a bed bug infestation. But the truth is that anyone can accidentally introduce hitchhiking bed bugs into any of our homes, and as long food is available; they will thrive. 

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

If bed bugs find their way into your Oklahoma City home, getting rid of bed bugs is just a phone call away. Never be embarrassed about bed bugs.

Here at Killin' It Termite and Pest, we will provide you with the bed bug control services (inspections, treatments, and follow-up visits) necessary to eliminate your infestation. We are committed to using the highest-rated products and the most effective pest control methods to eradicate pests from Oklahoma City homes and businesses. 

Please give us a call today to learn more about bed bugs in Oklahoma and the effective bed bug control solutions that Killin' It Termite and Pest offers. 

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

Use our most helpful bed bug prevention tips in conjunction with our effective bed bug control services to sleep tight at night, knowing bed bugs aren't using you or your family as a food source.

  • Avoid unnecessary purchases of secondhand items for your home.
  • Wash your family's bedding weekly and inspect mattresses for bed bugs.
  • Place bed bug-proof covers on mattresses in your home. 
  • Regularly vacuum your floors and upholstered furniture.
  • Remove areas of clutter from your house.
  • Always inspect hotel rooms for bed bugs before bringing your luggage and personal belongings inside. 

For professional pest control for your business or home, call today!