Your bedroom is your haven from the world, and the last thing you need is pests crawling around where you sleep. Bed bugs are the most common pest in the bedroom, but a few other pesky bugs and rodents can congregate there too.
Here are five of the most common pests in the bedroom and a few tips to avoid them.
Bed Bugs get their name from most commonly being found in the bedroom; however. they can also appear in other parts of your home. Bed bugs are small and oval-shaped. They are a nocturnal bug and like to feed on people while they sleep.
Bed bugs are typically found on mattresses, bed frames, and box springs. Bed bugs die in extreme heat or under pesticides. If you have bed bugs, you should contact a professional pest control company to deal with them.
Another common bedroom pest is fleas, which often come into our homes on our pets. Fleas are small and flat and are attracted to warm environments. Evidence that you have fleas in your bedroom includes spotting fleas jumping, getting small red bites, or seeing blood on your sheets.
To get rid of fleas, you’ll need to treat your pets, treat the area, and vacuum and wash all items where the fleas may have gone. This a process that will need to be repeated over time in order to disrupt the flea life cycle.
Spiders are commonly found throughout the house, including the bedroom. Spiders can enter through cracks and crevices including through windows or doors. They like to build webs in dark corners, closets, and underneath furniture as well as near windows.
If you spot spiders and don’t do anything, the problem can spread quickly because spiders can lay 150 to 300 eggs at a time. Seal up windows and remove any webs to help keep spiders out of your bedroom. Call professional pest control if the problem persists.
Cockroaches typically are attracted to food and water. If you leave food or spills out in your bedroom, then it will likely attract cockroaches or other pests. Cockroaches also like to find hiding places like under boxes or debris, so keeping your room clean helps prevent them from hanging out in your bedroom.
If you see a cockroach there will be more and you’ll need to contact pest control to treat them.
Mice and rats are one pest you do not want in any part of the house, especially the bedroom. Rodents can chew through wires, scratch furniture, and endanger your health. Keep an eye out for chew marks, feces, or nesting materials.
You can try to set up mouse traps, but if mice or rodents have found their way to the bedroom, you should seek professional help.
Keep your home, and especially your bedroom, safe from pests. These common pests in the bedroom can cause a lot of stress and irritation, and even diseases if not properly addressed. Keep your bedroom clean, wash your bedding regularly and seal up any holes and windows to prevent pests in the bedroom. However, if needed, don’t be afraid to call in a professional.