Many people think that bed bugs are only attracted to lower class, unsanitary or messy homes. However, this is simply not the case. In fact, bed bugs do not discriminate. They will infest any home from the most expensive mansion to a run down shack. Why? Because they aren't necessarily looking for shelter. They are looking for food - you! As long as there is a warm body present, these creatures will be attracted to your home, as our Albany pest control service has frequently found.
It is true that bed bugs are more likely to be found in high turnover shelters, such as apartment complexes, hotels and motels, nursing homes and hospitals. When treating these or any other structure infested with bed bugs, it is important to perform the "Hollywood Square" approach. Bed bugs will travel from room to room and unit to unit through cracks and crevices in the floors and walls. Therefore, treatment to all rooms surrounding the infested area is key. If one room in your house has bed bugs, all rooms in the home should be treated. If one unit in a complex has a problem, all surrounding units, including above and below, should be treated in order to control and ultimately eliminate these pests. Only a licensed pest control professional is certified to handle bed bug infestations.