How Dangerous Are Bed Bugs In Wilmington Homes?

October 14, 2020

Bed bugs are every Wilmington homeowner’s nightmare. They invade mattresses to the point that you don’t even feel safe sitting on them, much less lying down. While you’re trying to have sweet dreams, these critters grab on to your skin and suck your blood. When they’ve finished feasting on you, itchy welts will show up on your body. Many think this is the worst thing about bed bugs, but sadly, it’s not.

bed bug on bed

Bed bugs come with dangers and hazards beyond their bites. Take a few moments to read about them now so that you will know exactly what you’re facing with an infestation. You’ll also see information about Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators. We can help with any critter crisis!

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From? 

Part of what makes bed bugs both annoying and frightening is that it’s difficult to tell where they come from. They don’t originate from filth as many presume. These insects require blood to survive, so they fill up public places to get to human blood. While sitting in a classroom, office, clinic, or hotel, your clothes and belongings may be penetrated by bed bugs. They’ll hang onto whatever material and ride with you home. Then, they’ll sneak off to the following places:

  • Appliances 
  • Electronics
  • Upholstery
  • Couches
  • Fabrics
  • Wallpaper
  • Flooring
  • Wood Trim
  • Beds
  • And more

An infestation will develop quickly because bed bugs can reproduce quickly. Multiple reddish-brown stains, blood droplets, can be found on surfaces and fabrics. Their brown or black feces will be in close proximity. Their waste tends to have a powdery texture. Your nose will notice mustiness if the infestation has grown large. If they bite you, the marks will be red, bumpy, and crowded together. They can be confused for a rash.

The usual bed bug in a home is reddish-brown and ¼ of an inch long. It has six legs and two antennas. The body parts are globular, aside from their curiously formed midsection. The lower end of the frame is larger than the rest. Furthermore, look out for bed bugs' pearly white eggs and translucent babies.

What Is the Harm Of Bed Bugs?

Homeowners will be relieved to learn that bed bugs aren’t known to transmit diseases. While this is good news, residents can’t drop their guard. These pests have been tied to other conditions:

  • Anemia: Humans can’t constantly have their blood drained without the risk of anemia. Signs of it include pale skin, headaches and lightheadedness, striking fatigue, and feeling weak. This typically occurs with severe infestations. 
  • Allergic reactions: Allergy responses to bed bugs or their bites include inflammation of the skin, nauseousness, and breathing difficulties.
  • Secondary infections: You could damage your skin while scratching bed bug bites. The area will be vulnerable to bacteria-related infections, like impetigo, lymphangitis, and ecthyma. 
  • Mental health concerns: Individuals with bed bugs could lose sleep and may become insomniacs. They also might have issues with anxiety.

How Can Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators Kill Bed Bugs?

To wipe out bed bugs, all specimens have to be eliminated. Even the unhatched eggs have to go. Since these pests are so tiny and potentially widely-spread, the average person wouldn’t be able to get them all. Going through rounds of trial and error with “do-it-yourself” tricks and commercial products is expensive and can be dangerous. Keep yourself and your wallet safe by contacting us at Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators.

Our proficient technicians have specialty tools at their disposal. They’ll be able to apply solutions with ease and in a manner that poses no threats. Your pets will be fine, and your belongings will be intact. No bed bug will live to bother you another night. Call us today!

Tags: bed bug dangers | bed bug origins | bed bugs in wilmington |

Start Today

Complete the form below to schedule your no obligation inspection.

Get Started With Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators Today

(910) 817-3292

Reach out to us for excellent pest solutions in New Hanover County & beyond!

Contact Us