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Bed Bug FAQs

Fight The Bite specializes in pest control services, including treatments for bed bugs in Springfield, Missouri, and surrounding areas.

In today’s blog, we answer frequently asked questions about bed bugs to help you decide if you require our help to eliminate these pests.

Are bed bugs a problem in Springfield, Missouri?

Yes, particularly when travelers come through the city. When you consider Branson sees 9 million visitors per year, most of whom come through Springfield to get there, bed bugs can become an issue. Springfield also sees around 3 million visitors a year.

Why are bed bugs a problem?

These pests are a huge problem because they are small and travel on luggage, backpacks, bags, purses, or other items placed on upholstered surfaces.

How big do bed bugs get?

Bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, which is why they are hard to detect. They get bigger after they feed and have a balloon shape.

What is the main cause of bed bugs?

Travel represents the most common cause of a bed bug infestation. Even if you don’t travel, someone else might bring bed bugs from another location. They may hide in your purse or clothing to hitch a ride to your house.

How can I prevent a bed bug infestation?

First, research where you stay when you travel. Read reviews of the place where you plan to stay to see if people have reported bed bugs.

Even if you don’t see bed bugs in your lodging, you should still take precautions where you stay and when you come home.

  1. Inspect your lodging area before you unpack your items or clothes. Check the curtains, carpet, walls, and bed for any signs of bed bugs. If you see any o