Why You Should Call The Professionals When You Have Bed Bugs In Your Lynchburg Home


a group of bed bugs on a mattress

No-one likes being disturbed while they are sleeping, especially when it's tiny blood-sucking pests who are causing the disturbance. If you don’t know what we are talking about, we are referring to bed bugs. Today, we will unravel the mystery behind these small pests and discuss whether or not professional pest control is the best option to handle them once they have found their way into your Lynchburg home.

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small, parasitic pests that rely on human blood for survival. Bed bugs are not found in nature; they depend on humans as well as temperature-controlled buildings for survival. Although most bed bugs only come out at night, bed bugs are not considered nocturnal pests. However, this is not always the case. They will become active when they have a reliable human host. Therefore, if you work a night job and sleep during the day, bed bugs will rest at night and feed in broad daylight.

How Bed Bugs Get Into Your Lynchburg Home 

Bed bugs are slow pests that cannot fly or jump. As a result, they have to be creative when traveling from one place to another. Mainly, they hitchhike by crawling onto people's clothing and their belongings. They will discreetly attach themselves to purses, luggage, laundry, and other items you wear or carry. If your home currently has a bed bug infestation, chances are you or one of your family members brought them inside.

Why DIY Methods Don't Work For Bed Bug Control

It can be easy to think that you can handle bed bugs without professional pest control services. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. To put this into perspective, you must first understand that bed bugs are amazing at hiding, avoiding danger, and surviving for months without a viable food source. When faced with a threat, bed bugs will flee into the walls and the deepest reaches of your home. Once safe, bed bugs can live upwards of six months without a blood meal. This means they can wait out whatever treatments you have used until it is safe to come out and start feeding again.

In addition to being difficult, treating bed bugs can also be dangerous. If you opt for a chemical-based bed bug control product, you could be doing more than harming bed bugs. Most chemical-based products are also dangerous to humans and pets if used improperly or in the wrong amounts. Furthermore, bed bug populations developed an immunity to many products available, and it's hard to know which ones are effective and which ones are useless. 

Another strategy that is sometimes used to treat for bed bugs is steam machines. The main problem with this method is that it is both expensive and insufficient. Keep in mind that bed bugs don’t just hide in beds. Once they've infested, they survive in nearly every room of your home and hide in cracks, crevices, and other hard to reach areas. 

To eliminate a bed bug population, you have to kill every last bug. Though you may be able to reduce their population, they will rebuild bringing you back to square one. 

The Only Way To Effectively Deal With Bed Bugs

At All Pest Control, we pride ourselves on our quality and reliable services.  Don’t waste your time, money, and patience trying to deal with bed bugs on your own. Infestations are stressful, so let us lend you a helping hand today. Our team of dedicated pest technicians has the tools and experience needed to quickly and effectively remove bed bugs from your Lynchburg home.

Give us a call today to find out more about our bed bug control options or to schedule an inspection for your home.


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