Bedbugs often attack you while you are asleep and vulnerable. The tiny bugs infest your place of comfort and relaxation causing physical and mental anguish. Many families are uneducated about bedbugs and how much damage they can cause.

1. YOU MAY NOT REALIZE YOU HAVE THEM

Many people are living with bedbugs and don’t even know it. Only a small percentage of people have noticeable reactions to bed bugs, while more have a slight reaction. The tiny insects have an anesthetic in their saliva that leaves their bites untraceable to many. If you do have a reaction, your doctor can’t diagnose you because the bites are seemingly random with no distinguishable shape or pattern.

2. THEY AREN’T A SIGN OF A DIRTY HOME

Whether you have a clean or dirty home, bedbugs can infest your laundry, carpet, bed and furniture. They are known for their ability to travel long distances by hitching rides with unsuspecting travelers. If you find these pesky insects in your home or place of business it does not reflect your ability to keep a tidy home.

3. DIY TREATMENTS DON’T WORK

Many people search for do-it-yourself bedbug treatments to rid their homes of infestations. While they may be cheap and tempting, most of them never work. Furthermore, many of the recommendations are not safe and can do more damage than good. Forcing the insects to scurry to other areas in your home or business may make your problem worse.

If you think you might have a bedbug problem, call a professional right away. They are trained to handle the infestation in the most effective manner possible. CallShelby's Pest Control Inc. in Chico for residential pest control.