Answering Hawaii’s Most Commonly Asked Bed Bug Questions
December 15, 2020
A bed bug is a tiny, reddish-brown pest that is about the size of an apple seed and is known for biting people while they sleep. These pests commonly make their way into Hawaii properties and they are notoriously difficult to remove. We have put together a list of some of the most commonly asked questions about bed bugs to provide you with accurate information on how to handle an infestation.
What Is The Main Cause Of Bed Bugs?
While some people assume that bed bugs only infest dirty buildings, they can get into any dwelling. This is because of the way they get around. Bed bugs are hitchhikers that catch rides on anything from luggage to backpacks to purses to clothing. While they don’t attach to people, they can be picked up during general travel including while running your regular weekly errands. Some of the most common bed bug hotspots are laundromats, hotels, schools, hospitals, and buses.
Where Are Bed Bugs Found?
Bed bugs in Hawaii can be found practically anywhere as cleanliness isn’t a factor. While they often prefer sleeping areas, they can also live in all kinds of businesses. Bed bugs can easily be brought into nearly any kind of company, and they can especially be a problem for landlords or people who own multiple properties.
While the places mentioned above are some of the most common places bed bugs get picked up, this doesn’t mean that other properties are safe. Bed bug infestation can also start when secondhand furniture, bedding, or clothing items that are already infested are brought into a building.
Do Bed Bugs Spread Disease?
Given that bed bugs bite people in order to get a blood meal, safety concerns are valid. However, there isn’t any evidence that bed bugs spread diseases to humans. While this is a good thing, it doesn’t mean that bed bugs don’t pose any health risks. Bed bugs are known to cause insomnia. They can also cause secondary infections from scratching at the bites, and, in rare cases, a bad enough infestation can cause anemia.
Having a bed bug infestation in your commercial property can put you and others around you at risk. And, even if they aren’t known to carry harmful pathogens, they can still make a space feel unsanitary.
What Home Remedies Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?
If you have noticed signs of bed bugs, you might be tempted to try to remove them on your own using do-it-yourself methods. However, home remedies are rarely effective at getting rid of these difficult pests. Bed bugs can hide in extremely small crevices, and in order to completely remove an infestation, every single bed bug including their eggs needs to be eliminated. Because of this, trying to remove them on your own is usually just a waste of time and money.
The best and simplest way to remove a bed bug infestation is to work with the experts at Bullseye K-9 Detection. We focus exclusively on bed bug detection and removal so you can rely on our effective treatment methods. Find out more or request a free inspection by calling us at (469) 336-6106.