Most people think bedbug infestations are the result of filth, but this is not true. Bedbugs don’t like filth and can live in just about any environment as long as they have access to a food source. This food source can come from both human and animal blood. To get rid of bedbugs, you need to remove the source of the infestation.
Bed bugs are opportunistic feeders, which means they come out only at night to feed. They are attracted to certain blood types and are more likely to bite people who don’t lay still. Their lack of body hair makes it easier for them to attach to their host’s skin.
There is no known way to completely eradicate bedbugs, but you can take steps to control them. One proactive way is to regularly replace bedding and mattresses. Having new bed linens will help you fight the problem before it starts. Secondly, keep your bedding and clothes clean by laundering regularly. You should also place any items that may have bed bugs in them into a walk-in freezer or a heat unit. Lastly, keep your bedroom clean by removing clutter. This will help you spot infestations more easily.
Bedbugs can hide anywhere they can get warm. In addition to mattresses, they can also hide in crevices in the bed frame and box springs.