When it comes to pests, bed bugs are an absolute nightmare. While you sleep, these tiny, invasive insects crawl and creep from their hiding places and feast on your blood. Their bite marks form clusters on your skin and can cause itching and redness. It’s a common joke that these bite clusters can be referred to as breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but bed bugs are no laughing matter.
If you’ve seen bed bugs—or evidence of them—in your home, have you taken measures to try and solve the problem on your own? In many cases it’s nearly impossible to get rid of bed bugs with a DIY approach. This is because bed bugs aren’t just masters at reproduction. They can hide anywhere, even in the most unexpected places.
Uncommon Bed Bug Hiding Spots
Inside Electrical Fixtures, Walls, and Flooring
Bed bugs aren’t just found between the sheets and mattresses in your home. Bed bugs can commonly hide behind walls, inside electrical boxes and fixtures, and underneath your floors.
Inside Computers, Phones, and Furniture
Bed bugs can survive in many different conditions and environments. They can crawl inside computers, your furniture, and even your cell phone.
Inside Books and Clothing
Bed bugs are tenacious and have been known to hide inside pant and shirt seams. This is especially true if you have messy closets or clothing that sits on the floor—where bed bugs can easily crawl and creep.
In addition to being hide-and-seek champions, bed bugs are pros at escaping things that can harm them. In many cases, the only way to eradicate an infestation of bed bugs is to treat the entire affected area with heat—up to 120 degrees. A skilled, trained pest control technician can circulate these temperatures throughout your home without damaging your belongings or valuables. A direct, limited use of pesticides and/or steam is needed to impact these secret hiding places.
Call McCall Service to Eliminate Hidden Bed Bugs in Your Home
Bed bugs may keep you up at night, but you don’t have to deal with them indefinitely. If bed bugs are burrowing between your bedsheets (or walls or floorboards), contact McCall Service today. Our pest control experts can help identify the root cause of your bed bug problems and provide proven treatments to get rid of these blood-sucking bugs. Don’t risk starting a fire or damaging your home due to improper DIY methods. Call us today and find out why our treatment programs are proven to eliminate bed bugs in Florida.