A Helpful Guide To Keeping Bed Bugs Out Of Your Knoxville Home

January 28, 2021

Insects and other creatures can take you by surprise and make everything incredibly stressful. The vast majority are highly ruinous and scary. Pests can damage your Knoxville home to where it is unrecognizable. They can wreck your things so much; you’ll have to throw them out. Some of the worst critters are the ones that can affect you physically. Stings or bites may need nursing or cause an intense reaction that requires a doctor. At the very least, you’ll have marks on your body. Bed bugs are known for this.

While you’re in a deep sleep, bed bugs find you to bite you and withdraw your blood. The outcome is itchy and red bites that aren’t very attractive. Most residents can’t begin to prevent them because they are usually uncertain where the insects came from

a bed bug and larvae on a bed

How Do Bed Bugs Show Up?

You can have a home that is completely clean and still get bed bugs. Dirt is not a factor; blood is. In search of the fluid that keeps them alive, these creatures will lie around public places, waiting to nab a host.

Transportation centers, hotels, schools, and offices are some of their hubs. They will ride home with you after they’ve snuck into your clothes or personal bags. Later, they’ll wander off to:

  • Wood Trim
  • Wallpaper
  • Flooring
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Fabrics
  • Mattresses
  • Couches
  • Upholstery

Infestations are apparent in the form of bites, stains, and odors. On your neck, face, legs, and arms will be a bunch of bumpy patches that look like a rash. The welts will also appear grouped. As far as spots are concerned, you’re guaranteed to find reddish-brown ones on surfaces and fabrics. Blood droplets and powdery black or brown fecal specks may be with them as well. When bed bugs begin to procreate in huddles, a musty stink will be present itself constantly.

Household bed bugs are circular creatures, except for their midsection; that part is an odd shape. Their heads are pretty small compared to the rest of them, and they have antennae and six legs. These reddish-brown invaders are minuscule, the size of a tiny seed, and their translucent young hatch from pearly white eggs.

How Do You Prevent Bed Bugs?

When you’re out and about:

  • Make sure your personal belongings are not on the ground or floor.
  • Have hotel maintenance relocate you to another room if you see bed bugs in a unit you have.
  • Always put luggage in a protective cover or plastic bag.  
  • Clean your clothes in hot water after a trip.

When you’re in the house:

  • Scan your head and footboards, box springs, and mattress seams with a flashlight; looking underneath the bed is important too.  
  • Examine furniture, laundry, bags and purses, and the insides of drawers.
  • Study second-hand appliances, electronics, furniture, and other things. If there are any infestation signs, don’t buy or use the item.

What Can Urbanex Do About Bed Bugs?

Even when you do what you can to prevent a bed bug explosion, it might happen anyway. “Do it yourself” approaches are ineffective and often risky. Leave extermination up to the professionals at Urbanex. Our technicians are highly qualified to perform a meticulous inspection and find all the critters. From baseboards and structural voids to bedding and picture frames, we will explore everything. We will then employ effective, but safe, liquids, dusts, and aerosols.

Our services include a warranty and follow-up visits. Mattress encasements are available for purchase, and we’ll put them on for you at no extra cost. Get back to sleep! Call us now for a free inspection with no obligation!
 
 

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