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Bed Bug Facts You Should Know Before You Move

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If you've been battling bed bugs where you live, and you are moving to get away from these traumatizing bugs, this may be the most important article you'll ever read. Bed bugs are a nightmare. If you've moved into a house or an apartment and found these tiny blood-eating pests, we understand why you would want to move to get away from them. Bed bugs are horrible, tormenting bugs that leave bite marks that are often painful and itchy. Before you move, take a moment to read down through this quick fact sheet on bed bugs.

  • These are hitchhiking bugs. They don't live in yards and treelines. They don't scale exterior walls and squeeze in through cracks. They hitch a ride into homes. That means they can just as easily hitch a ride with you to your next place of residence. This is how bed bugs spread. They don't just return home with you from hotels and motels. They can hitch a ride from any place that has an infestation, and quickly establish themselves in a new place where no infestation has taken root--even if the two places both belong to you.

  • If you think you'll be safe because you've thrown your mattress and box spring away, you may want to think again. Bed bugs don't just live in beds. They can live in many of the items we have in our homes, such as alarm clocks, televisions, computers, and lamp fixtures. There is no way to know for sure that you've thrown away all of the items that have been infested with bed bugs. Throwing out household items is never the solution. All it does is cost you money, and set someone else up for a potential bed bug infestation if they see your discarded items in a dumpster, or on the side of the road.

  • You may have heard that a bed bug infestation can begin with a single bug. But it is worse than you've heard. All it takes is a batch of eggs for an infestation to take root. Bed bug eggs are tiny, white, and sticky. They can be deposited in the crease of a bag, in the stitching of a piece of furniture, on the seam of a piece of clothing, and other hidden places. But, more than their ability to avoid detection, bed bug eggs have an even more frustrating characteristic; these eggs do not require the mother to hatch. They can hatch on their own. So, even if you manage to get rid of every living bed bug in your current home, a new infestation can still take root in your new home with one batch of eggs that avoided your detection.

What is the solution?

Now is the time to get a bed bug treatment. Don't wait until you move into your new home. Don't wait until you're getting new bites in a new location. Have a certified bed bug control company, like Nozzle Nolen, make sure you are bed bug-free before you move. Our team of professionals understand the habits and habitats of these bugs and are trained in the most up-to-date methods used to detect and eradicate them.

Whether you're running from bed bugs, or want to make sure you don't run into them, Nozzle Nolen is the answer. We use the most advanced bed bug protocols in the industry, and advanced equipment to root out and destroy bed bugs in all of the places they hide. You won't have to wonder if you're taking bugs with you. And you won't have to wonder if you're going to wake up from your first night in your new home and find that bed bugs have left painful welts all over your body, or on the skin of someone you love.

Reach out to us today and request a free inspection. We'll help you figure out how bad the infestation is and offer several treatment options to get rid of those horrible pests. Our team has a proven track record for exterminating bed bugs. Let us help you leave those bed bugs behind.

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