Should I Worry If My Neighbor Has Bed Bugs?
If my neighbor has bed bugs should I be worried or concerned? The answer depends on where you live. Living in an apartment or a condo in NYC represents a greater risk than living in a single family home in New Jersey. Unfortunately, in both cases, a neighbor with bed bugs represents a threat. Bed bugs can travel from your neighbor’s house to your house on your clothing or on a backpack, purse, or other personal belonging. An apartment of condo presents a greater risk because bed bugs travel use electrical wire and plumbing to move through the walls. This means that bed bugs can easily make their way from one apartment to the next. The small size of bed bugs also makes it easy for them to climb through floorboards and electrical sockets. If you do transport bedbugs to your from a neighbor’s home, they can easily move from room to room in your home.
Bed Bugs Are On The Rise
It shouldn’t be a surprise to find out that your neighbor has bed bugs. Bed bugs are making a strong comeback in the United States. Five-star hotels in New York City and other major cities are dealing with bed bug problems. Homes, apartments, schools, and office buildings all across the U.S are facing bed bug problems as well. If you travel a lot you are more likely to bring bed bugs back to your home. Bringing used mattresses and used furniture into your home is another way that bed bugs gain entry to your home.
How To Know If You Have Bed Bugs
You may see bed bugs crawling on your bed or other places in the home. They are small, flat, slow-moving insects that have a reddish-brown color. Adult beg bugs are about 3/16 of an inch long. Newly hatched bed bugs are very tiny, about the size of the head of a pin, and are lighter in color. Human blood is their primary food source although they will feed on other mammals if necessary. Sometimes you will see them crawling. They don’t move very fast. Check your bed and box springs, and linens for bloodstains, molted or shed, and black spots. The black spots are bed bug feces. If you wake up with tiny red bites or welts on your skin, this is another sign that bed bugs have taken up residence in your home.
Bed Bug Bites and Health Issues
Human blood is the primary food source for bed bugs. They bite exposed skin and this causes various reactions. Some people have no reaction, others have mild or delayed reactions, and others can have severe reactions. The more serious reactions are itchy welts. Some people have severe allergic reaction. Bed bug bites tend to be more annoying than health threatening. Bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases. Some people, however, experience severe allergic reactions
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs
Over the counter bed bug sprays are a waste of time. The first thing to do is to call a licensed pest control professional. The best detection method is a professional with a bed bug sniffing dog – Bed Bug Dogs are up to 98% accurate in the Detection of Bed Bugs and are the Most Effective Detection Method. The professional will conduct a thorough inspection of your house and apartment and develop a plan to kill the bed bugs. Many homeowners are concerned about spraying their home or apartment with insecticides.
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