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Learn about bed bugs found in Oklahoma.
Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed and shaped similarly. Their bodies are oval-shaped, flat from top to bottom, six legs, are wingless and are reddish-brown to mahogany in color. Adult bed bugs and their young are equipped with piercing, sucking mouth-parts that they use to eat.
They are parasitic pests that live off the blood from warm-blooded animals. Human blood being their favorite source of food. Bed bugs can make their way into in any home or public place and wreak havoc. Bed bugs hide during the day in tight cracks and crevices, to then emerge at night to feed on their sleeping victims. However, bed bugs don’t exclusively feed at night as often times they will feed during the day in places such as theaters, offices, libraries, rest rooms and other places where people do not sleep, but still gather or occupy.
Bed bugs are not known to transmit a wide variety of diseases. Most don’t react to bed bug bites, but those that are allergic to bed bug saliva will develop a red, itchy rash. This rash can become infected and may require medical attention. While bed bugs are not a huge medical concern for most people, they do cause a lot of emotional stress. Having a bed bug infestation causes most people to become stressed and anxious. People will also experience a loss of sleep when facing the problem of bed bugs in their home due to the anxiety of having to get rid of them.
Bed bugs live where people live. Like most people and animals, they want to secure a simple food source. Bed bugs will inhabit almost any public place, whether it is crawling onto a person’s clothing, luggage or other personal belongs and hitchhiking their way into homes. Bed bugs are also commonly taken inside homes through used furniture, mattresses, box springs or in newly purchased clothing items.
Bed bugs live successfully inside any structure: homes, apartment buildings, hotels, motels, office buildings, nursing homes, schools, day care centers, dormitories, hospitals, shopping centers, airports and almost any other place where people are. Once bed bugs find their way inside a home, they usually will start in the bedrooms and spread from there. If the infestation is a allowed to continue, they move throughout the home, invading and hiding out in many places.
Some favorite hide outs for bed bugs include:
The best way to control bed bugs is with the help of a qualified professional. At Mid America Pest Control, our dedicated team provides year-round services to rid your home or business of the invasive bed bugs. We are committed to using innovative and eco-friendly solutions to get rid of bed bugs and other household-invading pests, and prevent their return. To learn more about ridding your Greater Tulsa property of bed bugs, reach out to us today to schedule your free 58-point pest inspection
We strongly encourage hiring a professional to handle your bed bug problem if you are currently experiencing an infestation.
Here are some tips on prevention:
If you have a pest problem, allow our team to solve it!