Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood. Virtually undetectable, they tend to stay together in large groups and are found almost everywhere in the world. Although they can live just about anywhere, they are most likely to be found in bedroom walls or in mattresses and bed linens.
After the end of World War II, bedbugs were mostly eradicated from developed countries with the use of DDT. Following that pesticides worldwide ban and paired with an increase in global travel, bed bugs are once again becoming a serious problem across the globe.
There has been an increase recently in the number of bed bug infestations reported. Bed bugs are the most difficult type of infestation to treat as they are tiny, elusive, and very resilient. If you even suspect the presence of bed bugs in your home, don’t take chances. Protect yourself and your family by having a company experienced in the removal of bed bugs treat your home immediately.
Bed bugs are most active at night, and will bite any exposed area of skin while a person is sleeping. The bites can cause irritation and infection and may leave welts or red bumps on the skin, and there have been some studies linking bed bug infestations to several different diseases. If scratched, the bites can leave permanent scars. If you suspect the presence of bed bugs in your home, you need to take action immediately to remove them. Once established, they will not go away on their own and will continue to multiply in your home.
Getting rid of bed bugs is a difficult process which requires treatment by a company experienced in bed bug control and remediation. Attempting to treat the infestation yourself can be inefficient as well as dangerous. A trained professional will have the knowledge, training, and equipment needed to thoroughly treat your home. In addition to treating the current infestation, they can perform an inspection of your entire home to determine if there are other problem areas which you may not be aware of. In addition, prevention of a more severe infestation throughout your home is much more likely if periodic follow-up treatments and inspections are performed by an experienced professional.
Bed Bug Fumigation is done in a manner very similar to a termite fumigation. Some people may like the idea that along with the bed bugs, they are also killing potential termites and any other pest with the same treatment. Put simply, fumigation is the act of using gas to exterminate the bed bug infestation. This type of treatment does a great job of killing bed bugs in all lifecycle phases, including the bed bug eggs.