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All About Bed Bugs and Mattress Disposal

All About Bed Bugs and Mattress Disposal Junk-King SonomaWhether you’re talking about the Twilight series or shows like the Walking Dead, bloodsuckers are in right now. Where bloodsuckers might not be as welcome, though, is on your mattress. That’s because bed bugs pose problems for millions of Americans, yet they’re only the size of an apple seed.

What are Bed Bugs? 

The scary thing about bed bugs is that they oftentimes feed on hosts – i.e., potentially you and me – without being detected right away. In fact, bed bugs are one of the few parasitic insects out there today that exclusively feed on blood.

The reason that bed bugs prefer calling mattresses home is that bed bugs like warm environments with plenty of shade. Bud bugs are for the most part nocturnal insects that do their dirty work late at night. This is why detecting bed bugs (and proper mattress disposal) are so important.

Detecting bed bugs, though, might be harder than it first seems. Bed bugs are tiny, brown insects that have relatively flat bodies.

This next detail might be more at home in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! but when bed bugs feed on their hosts their bodies swell from brown and flat to red and round. And you wonder why homeowners and hotel goers worry about bed bugs!

Bed bugs have rightfully earned the name “pests,” although they’re not communicators of any diseases. Another common misconception about bed bugs is that they’re only found in hovels and dirtier homes; bed bugs, in fact, can be found in very clean hotels and spotless homes alike because these pests feed on blood and aren’t too picky about your home’s upkeep or feng shui.

How Bed Bugs Survive 

How do bed bugs get into your home and how do they survive once there? Bed bugs often come into homes through clothing, luggage or furniture. I guess this all gives new meaning to the term riding on your coattails.

Bed bugs can sneak into your home like spies and lie low once they’re in. This is because bed bugs can skitter from one place to another and remain undetected since their flat bodies can wiggle through very tiny crevices. Bed bugs could, indeed, be hiding in your bed frame or box springs in huge numbers.

As bed bugs normally only go on the move during the night, detecting them can be a challenge. That said, you’ll definitely want to consider safe, professional mattress disposal if bed bugs have ensconced themselves in your mattress. Remember that bed bugs like warm, dark places and often bide their time before wreaking havoc.

Bed Bugs and Vampires? 

In many ways bed bugs are similar to the vampires that we watch on the silver screen. Both bed bugs and vampires are bloodsuckers, nocturnal and leave a visible mark on the skin. The only difference might be that once bitten by a bed bug, you won’t (we hope) actually turn into one.

Bed bugs, though, will bite you while you’re sleeping. Through a long beak, bed bugs do their dirty work before moving on to a new host. In the meantime, you might notice a welt on your skin that could get more inflamed a few days in. These pests often bite areas exposed while sleeping, which makes your ankles and arms especially vulnerable to bites.

The only surefire way of getting rid of bed bugs is professional mattress disposal. Contact Junk King to have friendly junk removal professionals come to your home and remove your infected mattress. Quotes are free and booking online today can save you thirty dollars.

Spring Junk Removal In Marin

bees-1015702-mSpring is in the air and so are the honeybees. That’s actually good news as the bees are a much needed component in the circle of life. Here in Marin, beekeeping is a fun hobby that can yield some very delectable honey. The Marin Beekeepers are standing by to help anyone interested in this fascinating hobby. “We are people who share an avid interest in honey and native bees. Most members are small-scale beekeepers. We have a wide range of interests, covering bee biology, pollination, survivor stock bee breeding, health aspects of bee products, international beekeeping and other bee-related topics.”  Even if you don’t have bees, you can still become a member and support the group. Of course, this spring you might discover that you’re a beekeeper without really trying. Perhaps a queen and her hive set up a nest in the eaves of your home or garage. Should you knock it down? It might be best to call in the professionals. At the very least, contact the Marin Beekeepers. They’ll set you straight.  Naturally, spring is also a time for cleaning that includes your yards, garages, attics and closets. That’s a lot to take on by yourself. Lucky for you, Junk King is just a phone call away, and they are the people can help you out with your Spring Junk Removal In Marin. These are the junk removal specialists who have been working hard all across Marin County to help homeowners and businesses clear out the clutter from their properties.

It didn’t take long for Junk King Marin to earn stellar reviews for its customer service and dependability. That puts them right in line with all the other Junk King franchises situated throughout the country. One call to Junk King can put your spring-cleaning plan into operation. With Junk King on your side, you’ll finally be able to remove all those things that have become an eyesore around your home. At worst, these are the things you keep tripping over as you go looking for something like holiday decorations.

Remember that when you hire Junk King, you’re also doing your part to help Marin reduce its waste levels. That’s because Junk King is dedicated to a very rigorous recycling program. By last count, they were able to maintain a steady diversion rate of 60%. That means 60% of everything they collect is being kept out of local landfills. That’s the kind of operation that will make the bees very happy!