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Pests Around the Home — Common Bugs in the Bedroom

Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. It should be the place you go to when you want to get away from all of the external stressors that affect your life. Despite the fact that your bedroom should be a special place for you to unwind, it is not immune from negative forces that can be frustrating. One of these factors is pests. No one wants to share a bedroom with bugs, but they are one of the most common places a pest can set up residence in your home. Here are some of the most common bugs you may find in your bedroom.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs thrive on feeding on humans as they sleep. So, they are commonly found in the bedrooms of homes. These bugs can easily travel from place to place by jumping into suitcases, attaching to laundry or attaching themselves to objects like books. Then, they take up residence in their new location. Bed bugs often hide in mattresses and bed frames and then feed on their hosts as the humans sleep.

Fleas

Fleas are not just a problem for cats and dogs. They will feed on any warm-blooded animal, including humans. Fleas can easily end up in your bedroom if they are attached to your pet and you allow your pet into your bedroom. They will remain in your bedroom as long as there is a food source, such as human blood, there.

Pharaoh Ants

No ant is a welcome visitor, but the pharaoh ant is one you want to avoid having in your house, and especially your bedroom. The pharaoh ant is not easy to see, but it is easy to detect. Your first indication that these bugs are present in your home is the smell of rotting food it has accumulated for their nest. These bugs like to feed on the corpses of dead insects and rodents as well as old bits of food that have not been removed from the floor. If you do not detect these pests before they breed, you will likely have thousands of them coming through your walls.

Clover Mites

Clover mites first invade your home and eventually make their way to your bed. These bugs are relatively harmless, as they do not bite or spread disease. However, they can irritate human skin, especially for people who have skin sensitivities. The best way to deal with these creatures is by calling in an exterminator.

If you notice any of these creatures lurking around your bedroom, or see evidence that they are there, contact the extermination experts at Advantage Pest Control. We are here to make sure you can keep your bedroom your private bug-free sanctuary.

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