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Do you know the truth about bed bugs? 

Maybe you think you’ll never get them because you clean your house regularly. Perhaps you’re worried that you could get malaria, Lyme disease, or some other illness if you discover bed bugs in your home. When you are faced with bed bugs, can a grocery store solution fix the infestation?

There are endless myths about bed bugs; this guide provides three true facts you need to know about these pests.

Bed Bugs Don’t Carry Diseases

If you are infested by bed bugs, don’t expect your local health department to help you. Unlike ticks, rodents, or mosquitoes, bed bugs are not disease vectors. This is one of the reasons they are largely ignored by health agencies and state legislators.

However, somewhere between 30 to 60 percent of people bitten by bed bugs will have unpleasant reactions. Your skin might turn red, swell, and itch at places where you’ve been bitten.

Anyone Can Get Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are not a sign of a lack of cleanliness. They have been found in five-star hotels, high-end condos, and hospitals. These pests congregate wherever humans are found, including your home. If you’ve been overrun by bugs, don’t take it as a personal failing. 

Bed Bug Infestations Are Hard to Eliminate

We won’t lie. It takes a lot of work to get rid of bed bugs, but not impossible to eliminate. The steps are actually quite simple. Start by washing every article of clothing, bedding, and linen you own. They’ll need to be run through the dryer as well or taken to a dry cleaner. If you have an advanced infestation, you might need to throw away or chemically treat household items. 

DIY methods are a good start; however, you will definitely need to contact professional pest control services to apply pesticides to your bedroom furniture. Bed bugs tend to congregate in the areas where you sleep.

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