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How Dangerous Is It To Have Bed Bugs In My Ogden Home?

November 20, 2021

Would you rather have a pest that crawls through your living areas in the middle of the day or one that you don't notice but bites you while you sleep? Most people would prefer to see the pests causing trouble inside their homes. If you are one of these people, bed bugs are one invasive insect you will want to avoid. Here is the answer to "are bed bugs dangerous" and "how to get rid of bed bugs" if they invade your Ogden home.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like in Ogden Homes?

Have you ever wondered, "what do bed bugs look like?" It is reasonable to consider, especially because bed bugs are some of the most elusive pests in our area. If you get the chance to see a bed bug, it is 1/4 of an inch long, reddish-brown, and has a shield-shaped body. When fully engorged with a blood meal, a bed bug grows to upwards of five times larger than normal and takes on a brighter red coloration to its bloated abdomen.

Because bed bugs are so difficult to spot, you must ask yourself, "what are the signs of bed bugs?" Three things you should look for around your home to identify these pests are bloodstains, specs of reddish-black fecal droppings, and shed skins. These signs will be around sleeping areas and near places where bed bugs hide, like the cracks of baseboards, around outlets, and in other secluded locations. 

Are Bed Bugs In My Ogden Home Harmful To My Health?

Bed bugs bite people while they sleep. Are bed bug bites dangerous? Not in moderation. Bed bugs do not spread diseases here in America. They do, however, cause anemia if they draw enough blood regularly. Another serious problem bed bugs trigger is insomnia. Insomnia becomes much worse if you suspect bugs are biting you while you sleep. 

How Do Bed Bugs Get Into Ogden Homes?

One thing that stumps many homeowners is the question, "how do bed bugs get into homes?" The truth is, bed bugs are not like other pests. They do not crawl through gaps and cracks in foundational blocks or fly indoors through windows. Instead, they use items people carry like backpacks and used furniture to find their way into homes. Bed bugs find items people carry by sensing carbon dioxide and heat, which gives them a good idea of what things humans are touching. You are most likely to pick up an infestation of bed bugs by setting an item down in public for too long, staying at an infested hotel, or having guests over that are dealing with an active infestation inside their home. To avoid bed bug problems, check areas you suspect bed bugs might be for the signs they leave behind. Inform your family and friends about how to identify an infestation in their home and be extra careful while spending an extended period away from home.

How Do I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In My Ogden Home?

If bed bugs get into your home or you suspect they are indoors but can't prove it, get the Ogden bed bug control specialists at Mountain West Pest Control involved. Our team of licensed technicians uses advanced bed bug control techniques to identify and eliminate these nasty sleep-wrecking pests.

Contact our team today to learn more about our local pest control for bed bugs and schedule your Ogden home for a service visit.