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Bed Bug Identification

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What are bed bugs?

You may find bed bugs in any home or business in Utah or across the country. These pests have adapted to living inside structures because it puts them near their primary source of food — people.

Bed bugs around Springville require blood meals to complete their life cycle, and when they are in our homes, if we aren't available, they will feed on our cats or dogs. Not only are they unwanted because they bite us and feed on our blood, but because they are prolific breeders and quickly take over the structures they have invaded.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

Since bed bugs feed on blood, it is a common misconception that they pose a significant health risk. The truth is that bed bugs are not currently known for transmitting diseases to people through the feeding process.

However, the fact remains that bed bugs do bite through our skin and feed on our blood. Secondary infestation and red itchy rashes are often a result of a bed bug infestation. In addition, their feces and feeding habits can stain walls, furniture, and fabrics.

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

Bed bugs live indoors with people; the easiest way for them to move from place to place is by hitchhiking on our clothing or secondhand items like furniture, rugs, electronics, bedding, and mattresses. They also move to various locations inside bags and luggage. Bed bugs are most problematic during times of the year when people are most active and are traveling. However, it is important to understand that these pests are a year-round threat that you always need to guard against.

Where will I find bed bugs?

Bed bugs can become a problem in any of our homes after accidentally being introduced by homeowners, visitors, or on secondhand items. Bed bugs only care about their food source, not their living accommodations.

Some of the most common places to come into contact with bed bugs include transportation hubs, hotels, schools, hospitals, movie theaters, and many other public places.

Once in your home, they will quickly find a spot to hide during the day where they are most likely to remain unseen. At night, they become active and consume blood meals. Below is an overview of some of their favorite daytime hangouts:

  • The seams of upholstered furniture, mattresses, and box springs
  • Electrical outlets 
  • Wall voids
  • Behind wall hangings and wooden trim
  • Under rugs
  • In drawers
  • In crevices in walls and pieces
  • Under piles of dirty laundry and areas of clutter

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

To ensure we will provide you with the right service, we tailor all our pest control plans to meet our customers' unique needs. Protect your property against bed bugs with Bug Wranglers and our eco-friendly and kid-friendly pest control solutions. Our professionals will eliminate bed bugs from your home by completing a thorough inspection, performing one of our effective treatment options, and providing optional mattress encasements.

We will ensure that the bed bug control services we provide are the right fit for your home and family. Learn more about ridding your Utah County home of bed bugs by giving us a call today!

How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

Prevent bed bugs from moving into and taking over your home with the help of the experts at Bug Wranglers and our most helpful prevention tips.

  • Regularly vacuum your floors and upholstered furniture. 
  • Reduce the clutter in your home where bed bugs can hide, which could disguise a bed bug infestation.
  • Regularly inspect your home for bed bugs.
  • When traveling, keep your luggage up off the floor; this includes inside of your hotel room.