These parasites get their name because of their love of infesting houses, especially beds and other places where people may sleep. They feed exclusively on the blood of humans and other animals. Due to international travel, they've had a resurgence in the past fifteen years.
There are numerous ways that bedbugs can find their way into your home. The bugs themselves or their eggs can hitch a ride on clothing or other items; they may enter your home through bringing in infested items such as furniture; they may move in from a nearby infestation; and infestations can restart again even if all of the bugs are killed because of how easy it is to overlook their tiny eggs. Infestations can range from just a few bugs up to thousands. Any place that people congregate are targets for infestations.
If you're waking up with small patchy red blotches, sometimes itchy, then you may have a bedbug problem. You should contact Bainbridge/SPS Pest Controlmmediately before the problem spreads!
Because bedbugs are small, and they like to hide in the seams of mattresses and other small crevices, they are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Techniques such as steam treatment, barriers, and application of various materials can help clear a bedbug infestation, and constant monitoring after treatment is important.