We continue to see more and more bed bug cases in the Springtown area. These small, brownish-colored parasites can make their way into mattresses, box springs, and bed frames with ease. Interestingly, the highest concentration of bed bugs is typically within about eight feet of where a person sleeps.

Now for the million dollar question: Are bed bugs contagious? Keep reading to learn more from Tom Samples Pest Control.

In short, bed bugs cannot be directly transmitted from person to person. It’s important to know that bed bugs rely on humans for food and then leave the person’s body. Kind of creepy, right?

Maybe you’re thinking, “I know bed bugs can be found in people’s clothing, bedding, and furniture. Doesn’t that make them contagious?” Not exactly. When transported during travel, such items can contain these insects as they wait to encounter another warm body for food.

How to know if you’ve been bitten by a bed bug

Unless you actually spot bed bugs or signs of an infestation (see the infographic), it’s nearly impossible to tell if you’ve been bitten by one. As you can see for yourself on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, “When bed bugs bite, they inject an anesthetic and an anticoagulant that prevents a person from realizing they are being bitten. Most people do not realize that they have been bitten until bite marks appear anywhere from one to several days after the initial bite.”

How to get rid of bed bugs for good  

Bed bugs aren’t pests you can just spray and be done with. A slim, flat body allows them to fit into tiny spaces for long periods of time, even without food. Basically, if there is a nearby hiding spot, a bed bug will find it.

That said, it’s crucial to act immediately if you even suspect an infestation. The longer you wait, the more trouble you will likely experience trying to eliminate the insect.

This is where a dependable bed bugs exterminator comes into play. At Tom Samples Pest Control in Springtown, we understand that bed bugs can make an entire family physically and emotionally uncomfortable. You can count on our experienced team to identify the source of the infestation and then come up with an effective, long-term solution.

Bed Bugs Pest Control and More

You don’t hire a professional to simply control pests. Rather, you expect them to exterminate them for good. Tom Samples has been providing hassle-free bed bug removal treatments for more than 60 years.

During that time, we’ve seen just about everything imaginable in this industry. Whatever your situation, our goal is to help you and your family achieve a relaxed, pest-free environment once again.

Don’t make the mistake of assuming every pest control company is the same. At Tom Samples, we take pride in doing thorough, quality work at a price that won’t break the bank.

So the next time you’re in need of bed bug treatment, turn to the professionals right from the start.