Bed bugs are the tiny red or brown bugs that infest your bed and feast on your blood while you’re asleep. Although they do not carry diseases, their bites can become red, itchy bumps. Because bed bugs multiply quickly and can be difficult to eliminate, it is important to seek professional help to handle the infestation. The following is a brief look at how to get rid of bed bugs .

There are many reasons why these bugs are hard to get rid of. For one, adult bed bugs have been known to live for one year without eating, making them hard to detect. When they’re done feeding, bed bugs hide in secluded areas to digest their food, mate and lay eggs. Once inside your home, bed bugs can quickly travel to other bedrooms and areas of the home through pipes, on clothing and in vacuum cleaners.

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), bed bugs cannot be exterminated with home-made remedies. The NPMA suggests that a successful bedbug control strategy starts with a careful, thorough inspection by a pest control professional. A pest control professional has the tools and expertise to inspect the possible harboring areas and develop a treatment plan to kill bed bugs.