Alarmingly, these long forgotten pests have been making a strong comeback, even being found in today’s fine hotels and homes.
One contributing factor is the rise of international travel, which exposes you and your luggage to the pest. They could have been picked up in your hotel room, or have even travelled onto your suitcase from another suitcase on your plane.
Bed bugs bite into your skin painlessly as you sleep, drinking a few drops of blood. Luckily, they don’t spread diseases to humans.
Different kinds of bed bugs feed off different animals, but they will all feed off other sources if they lose their favorite host.
Bed bug bites usually cause redness and maybe some swelling and itchiness, but roughly 50% of all people don’t show any visible signs of being bitten.
Once in your home, bed bugs hide in mattresses or sofas, or even behind pictures or beneath wallpaper. Every corner or crevice anywhere near your furniture needs to be thoroughly inspected. This means that proper treatment involves more than just throwing out your old mattress.
Bed bugs can survive up to a year without feeding, which makes them resilient pests. And a female bed bug will lay about 200 eggs at a time.
Even worse, scientists have found that today’s bed bugs have become resistant to many traditional pesticides. Even pesticides that are used for roaches and other such insects have little effect.
If you think bed bugs are infesting your bedroom, contact D&J Pest Control now and we will find and eliminate them from your home as soon as possible.