There are some insects that find their way into your home by hitching a ride with someone. You may not know these insects are in your home at first until they start to increase in number. So you can keep an eye out below are two of these insects and what you can do about them.
One of the worst insects that can get into a home is the bed bug. These bugs are difficult to get out, especially if you try to do it on your own. Fortunately, bed bugs do not reproduce as fast as many other insects you could get in your home. Females generally lay only one egg per day. Still, if not taken care of, you will end up with more than you want in your bed.
The main place bed bugs like to go is in mattresses because this gives them a good place to hide and they are close to their food source. Bed bugs come out at night and feast on your blood. They do this by biting you, which will generally be on the legs and ankles. You will wake up itchy with bites on you.
Because other things can cause itchy bites, such as fleas, hire a bed bug pest control company to come out and inspect your home. If they find that you have bed bugs, they can start the process of removing them for you.
Cockroaches can hitch a ride home with you in a grocery bag from a store. If you go to a laundry mat, you may bring home a cockroach or two with you in your laundry, or if you purchase used furniture or appliances, you may also purchase some cockroaches.
Unlike bed bugs, cockroaches multiply very quickly, so your home can easily become infested with them. One female cockroach can lay up to 40 eggs at one time. Imagine if you have several females in your home how quickly this can add up. Cockroaches generally come out at night, and you won't see many of them during the day. They like to hide in walls as well as other dark areas. If you get up in the middle of the night and turn on lights, you may see them scurrying to get out of sight, especially on kitchen counters. To help with this, you need to make sure you clean up well and do not leave food open anywhere.
Even if you see one cockroach in your home, contact a pest control company immediately. If you've seen one, you likely have many.
The pest control company can tell you of other insects you may bring home with you.