Time to Wake Up: The Real Monsters under Your Bed

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We know that Halloween is a good 6 months away, but it doesn’t mean that there are no monsters under your bed. No, we’re not talking about dead people, ghosts, doppelgangers, hairy monsters with long and sharp teeth or even the Bogeyman. We’re talking about something more real and something scarier – bugs and pests.

Time to call a reliable pest control company to get rid of these pests!


Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are one of the worst “monsters” that may live under your bed. These are small, oval, brownish insects that feed off on its prey’s blood. Its preys include both animals and humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies that are as big as an apple seed, but after feeding, their bodies swell and turn reddish in color (basically because of the blood).

Although they cannot fly, bedbugs can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. To make things worse for us, female bedbugs may lay hundreds of eggs over its lifetime. The bedbug eggs are as small as a speck of dust.

Bedbugs are so small that they couldn’t be easily seen. Their size can also allow them to fit anywhere undetected. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards – places which are accessible for bedbugs to bite people at night when they are asleep.


Cockroaches are one of the scariest insects that one may imagine. It may be because of their color, or because of their hairy legs. Cockroaches do not directly inflict disease to humans upon contact. But because they are adaptable to different environments, they won’t really mind living in garbage and stools – which made them very dirty and dangerous for the health.

We in the Philippines often kill them by swatting cockroaches with slippers – but this is apparently improper because they (especially female cockroaches) may have laid their egg.


Dust mites

The space under the bed is perhaps one of the most ignored places when cleaning. That’s why it is no surprise that dust builds up down there. But what is worse than dust are the insects residing in the dusts.

Dust mites are tiny microscopic creatures which are actually relatives of spiders and ticks. These small insects live on mattresses, beddings, upholstered furniture, carpets, and curtains (which is why you need to hire services like carpet cleaning and professional launderers from time to time). You might want to consider hiring a company like Carpet Cleaning Pros serving all of Richmond, to have a clean carpet, mattress, and even sofa. Dust mites feed on the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily, not to mention that they can thrive in warm and humid environments.

Dust mites are not directly harmful – but because of their small size and the fact that the live in house dust, they can actually inflict dust mite allergy. Signs of dust mite allergy include sneezing and runny nose. Many people with the said allergy also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty in breathing. Allergies and asthma are common conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. Thanks to this oral immunotherapy (OIT) that has emerged as a promising therapeutic approach for the management of allergies and asthma. Check out the potential benefits for oral immunotherapy for more info.

Sadly, no matter how clean a home is, dust mites cannot be totally eliminated. That is why it is important to call pest control for such cases.


Instead of calling for the nearest exorcist, why not consider calling for the nearest pest control to actually get rid of the real monsters?