While bed bugs are quite small, no homeowner wants to deal with an infestation of these pests since they can cause quite a headache for homeowners! This article from NBC News has a great Q&A session from a bed bug expert to help you know more about these pests.

Question: Is a bed bug problem a sign of dirty living conditions?
While you would think that dirty living conditions would be the cause of an infestation, this isn’t always the case. Bed bug infestations are not related to sanitary conditions, but a cluttered area does give bed bugs the opportunity to attach themselves to your home.

Question: Can you become ill from a bed bug bite?
Bed bug bites can cause symptoms like redness, swelling, and itching. Fortunately, bed bugs have not been shown to transmit any human diseases. Click here to read more about this article: https://goo.gl/dwcq8c

We understand that washing your clothes as soon as you get home from your summer vacation, but it’s important to stay consistent with your laundry days since pests like bed bugs are attracted to dirty laundry!

According to a study from Rutgers University, researchers exposed to bed bugs to a pile of dirty laundry and a pile of clean laundry, and after 96 hours, there were approximately twice as many bed bugs on the pile of dirty laundry, which is very alarming!

Since bed bugs are known for attaching to your luggage while you are on vacation, it could also be helpful to bring plastic bags with you to store your dirty clothes to keep bed bugs from attaching to your clothing. These pests are very bothersome if you have them in your home, so it’s important to do all that you can to keep them away from your belongings! Click here to read more about this article: https://goo.gl/EdHJkF