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Bed Bug Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Bed Bugs In Brighton, MI

At First Choice Pest Control, we are committed to educating our customers about the pests most likely to enter their homes.

Bed bugs are hitchhiking insects that can find their way into any of our Brighton, Michigan, homes. Use our guide to learn about the bed bug, including how and why they enter our homes. The more you understand bed bug behaviors, the easier it will be to become proactive and stop them from taking over your home.

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are small, flat, blood-feeding insects that have an oval shape. They are reddish-brown in color and about the size of a lentil. Other physical features include a lack of wings, short antennae, and piercing, sucking mouthparts. The bed bug's appearance changes after it has consumed a blood meal. Its body will swell and expand and turn a deeper reddish-purple color.

Bed bugs are closely associated with humans because our blood is their preferred food source. These pests live worldwide and spread from structure to structure by hitchhiking with the help of people.

These insects have adapted to living inside our homes and businesses to be near their preferred food source. If human hosts aren’t available, bed bugs feed on the blood of dogs, cats, birds, and rodents.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

Bed bugs usually enter our homes without immediate notice and can quickly establish themselves and develop large populations. While we sleep, bed bugs bite through our skin and use our blood as their sole source of nutrition. Though this may sound like the plot of a horror film, it is the reality of living with bed bugs.

While not dangerous, bed bugs should always be unwelcome in our homes because of the problems they create:

  • Allergic reactions to their saliva can cause red itchy rashes to develop around bite sites.
  • Secondary infections can form due to scratching or picking at bed bug bites. 
  • Knowingly sharing your home with bed bugs can lead to interrupted, inadequate sleep.

If there is any good news associated with bed bugs, it is that they currently do not spread disease from person to person as they feed.

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