How Bed Bug Problems Start In Reno Homes

Are you familiar with the term passive dispersal? If not, you can probably determine what it means by dissecting it. Something that is passive lets things happen without responding and without resisting. Dispersal is the process of something being distributed or spread around. Bed bug infestations begin by passive dispersal. They don't choose to live in your Reno home. They're picked up and carried into your home. They provide no resistance to this. They just go with the flow. Once inside your home, they do what they did in the last place they were living. They will seek human blood to eat and they will hide in cracks, gaps, and compressed spaces. It is important to understand this concept of passive dispersal if you want to keep bed bugs out of your home. Here are a few more things you should know.

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A Bed Bug's Gonna Do What A Bed Bug's Gonna Do

Whether in your home or someone else's home, bed bugs are going to tuck themselves into hiding places during the day. This can be any object that has a void inside, or creases, cracks, and recesses to hide in. If a few bed bugs get into a pocketbook, they can be carried out of the home and brought to another home. If a few bugs get into a couch, box spring, alarm clock, or computer, they can be carried to another home when these items are sold. If a few bed bugs climb into a sleeping bag during a slumber party, they can go home with the child that owns the sleeping bag. If a few bed bugs get into a book bag, they can go to school with a child and transfer to another student. If a few bed bugs get into a work bag, they can go to work with you.

Bed Bug Eggs And Momma Bed Bugs

An infestation doesn't always begin with a few bed bugs. It can begin with a few eggs. Bed bugs lay their eggs in cracks, crevices, and dark voids. When an object is transported from an area of infestation, these eggs can be transported. In the new location, the eggs can hatch on their own. They don't need a momma bed bug to tend them. And the newly hatched nymphs instinctively know how to find a blood meal.

How Bed Bug Prevention Works

There are many pests that can be controlled by investing in a residential pest control plan that includes barrier treatments. This eliminates and controls pests around your Reno home before they get inside. Since bed bugs are carried in, your residential pest control plan won't stop them. You need to take steps to keep bed bugs out. Here are our best bed bug prevention tips:

  • Be aware that bed bugs can be in many places, not just in hotels and motels. You can get them at school or work. You can get them at a movie theater, library, retail store, and many other businesses. You can pick them up from a taxi cab, bus, train, and other forms of public transportation. You can get them from the home of a family or friend. You need to always be on the lookout for warning signs of bed bug infestation and activity.

  • Teach your kids the warning signs. Bed bugs leave black specks, spots, and blotches. Bed bugs leave brown stains. Bed bugs deposit white eggs and shed their skins in areas of infestation.

  • Learn what bed bugs look like. When they hatch they're pale white and transparent. As they develop, they become tan. Adult bed bugs are a rusty color. These insects will appear flat and oval if they have not had a blood meal. They will be bloated and pill-shaped if they have fed or are currently feeding. The abdomen of a bed bug will be red if it has blood in it.

  • Protect laundry items in sealed plastic bags when you stay anywhere away from home.

  • Refrain from putting bags and other items near the bags and items of other coworkers or students.

  • Be aware that putting an item with bed bugs in your dryer for 30-minutes can kill bed bugs in all stages of development. Make sure the item is safe to put in the dryer.

What To Do About A Bed Bug Infestation In Reno

Remember that the team at Natura Pest Control is always available to assist you. We provide industry-leading pest control in Reno. Reach out to us anytime for immediate assistance with your bed bug problem. 


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