Most people have heard of bed bugs. Most people have not, however, had to deal with these pests inside their homes. Bed bugs are one of those pest problems that people don’t think about until they are indoors. If you are here and curious about these pests, we have some things you should know. Here is how bed bugs get into Vero Beach homes and what methods work to get them out. Call HomeShield Pest Control for immediate assistance dealing with an active bed bug infestation in Vero Beach. We would be happy to show you what pest control in Vero Beach looks like and schedule an appointment for your home.

What Does A Bed Bug Look Like?

A bed bug is small, only 1/4 of an inch long when fully grown. These blood-feeding insects start as tiny larvae and go through five stages of development before reaching adulthood. Larvae are typically lighter colored than adults and much smaller. Both larvae and adults grow in size when they consume blood meals. If you find a full bed bug, it will appear bloated and have a red coloration. One problem with bed bug identification is that these pests are great at hiding. The good news is that our pros are experts in spotting signs of bed bugs. If you need help identifying a problem inside your home, let our team pay you a visit and get started on out Vero Beach bed bug control services.

Why Bed Bugs Like To Bite Sleeping People

Bed bugs are not fast creatures; the average adult moves at four feet per minute. That is a slow pace. If these bugs were faster, they might enjoy biting people during the day, like mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. It is mostly their lack of mobility that requires bed bugs to feed at night when people are stationary. When do bed bugs come out? They typically emerge to feed between 2 and 5 AM. If you have an irregular sleeping schedule, they will adapt their feeding patterns to your sleeping schedule. 

All The Ways Bed Bugs Can Hitch A Ride Into Your House

How do bed bugs travel? This question we get frequently. Bed bugs are not like other insects. They do not crawl through doors or fly through windows. In fact, these bugs don’t live outdoors. They exclusively reside inside man-made buildings. In order to travel from building to building, bed bugs find items with traces of heat and carbon dioxide. They crawl onto these items and hope they end up in a place where people sleep. Some common bed bug hot spots include hotel rooms, motels, airports, and bus stations. While traveling, here are a few tips to reduce your chances of bringing home an infestation:

  • Check used items for bed bugs before buying them.
  • Thoroughly inspect hotel rooms for signs of bed bugs before settling in.
  • Wash all your clothing on high heat when you get home. 

For help removing bed bugs from your home, let our team at HomeShield Pest Control lend a helping hand.

Contact The Pros Of The First Sign Of Bed Bugs In Your Home

You do not have to live with bed bug bites. These pests are treatable. With help from our team at HomeShield Pest Control, we can remove an infestation from your home. Learn more about bed bug extermination by talking with our team; we will be happy to inform you about our pest control options and find one that best suits your needs.

Call now to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Vero Beach and to schedule a service visit for your Vero Beach property.