Bed bugs are human parasites that suck on blood and can spread diseases. They are stubborn pests that are hard to get rid of once they invade a house. There are a number of sources from which these bugs gain entry into homes. One of their characteristics is the ability to endure transportation from one point to another.
Therefore, you can easily carry them on your clothes or luggage from other places back into your residence. Some of the places you can pick them are hospitals and even motels. It is essential to only stay at places where high standards of cleanliness are maintained. A sleepover at a friend’s house can also easily be a means of transfer of these pests.
By the same measure, welcoming guests to your house can also result in the same if their homes are infested. You can minimize the chances of the pests establishing themselves by always thoroughly cleaning out the bedding after you have had a sleepover. Furniture is a good harbour for these parasites. They can live comfortably between crevices and joints on most chairs and beds. When you buy such furniture pieces from yard sales or from people moving out, you could easily end up with an invasion.
They will only come out to feed when people sit or lie on these items. Consequently, it will be difficult to notice that there is an infestation. A thorough inspection of any new purchases is always necessary before hauling them into your house. You can also get bed bugs from buying used bedding or recycled mattresses. If the previous owner had the insects, they could still be held inside and you need to call bed bug exterminator Burlington for help.