Bedbugs are still appearing in homes and businesses and experts say it has more to do with displacements around the world. Recycling of clothing and furniture, an increase in trade, and even an increase in the use of air conditioning systems all lead to a greater resistance of bugs.
A Long-Term Problem
Despite the efforts to conquer the dreaded bedbug Huntington WV continues to have a growing problem. These insects, oval, small, and reddish brown only die in extreme heat, so they have no problem living and procreating in homes. They go hunt for victims late at night, are attracted by body heat, feed on blood, usually once a week, and go back into hiding.
Bedbugs are also tremendously resistant and can survive for more than a year without feeding. And they can live anywhere. In cracks and crevices of walls, floors, and ceilings, in the beds frames, hems of sheets and mattresses, suitcases and backpacks, furniture and upholstery, carpets, ventilation grilles, computers and even books.
As you can see, it’s easy for them to simply hitch-hike in any number of ways, and travel from homes, to schools, and businesses, then rapidly multiply.
Bed bug bites usually cause red spots, welts or hives. A single bug can bite you more than once, but doctors say they do not transmit diseases since they do not act as a means of transmitting pathogens. Experts recommend, if bitten, not to scratch, and wash the area with mild soap and water.
Getting Rid Of Bed Bugs
The biggest problem with eradicating bed bugs is that they can nest practically anywhere, making it difficult to capture all of these bugs. Their eggs are resistant to most forms of treatment and achieving complete control can take weeks or even months. The most practical, cost-effective approach is calling a pest control company that is experienced in handling bed bug problems.
Pest control experts typically have plans that include several stages, like preventing the infestation from spreading, preparing for extensive treatment, then eliminating the bugs. Heat treatments, broadcast sprays and drying agents, used together are typically the best methods, depending on your specific situation. Choosing a specific treatment depends on how large an area is infested and the clientele that requires the pest control.
Tips To Preventing Bed Bugs
Bedbugs are easily transported every day, throughout the world, but there are a few precautions you can take to avoid contact.
1. When returning from a trip, do not bring luggage indoors. Keep them in garage, then shake clothing out onto concrete. It’s easier to notice these bugs on a concrete floor.
2. Go directly to bathtub and remove clothing, then place directly into washing machine and wash and dry clothing in hottest temperature.
3. Continuously vacuum your home. It can be helpful in diminishing the risk of bed bugs, but this is not a guaranteed solution for elimination.
There is constant movement of people around you every day and it is impossible to completely prevent the presence of bed bugs. The best approach is to perform in-depth inspections and if any sign of bugs, call a pest control specialist.