According to recent studies report bed bugs may be vectors for disease pathogens but Public Heath reports do not have any evidence that major infectious disease spread is the cause of any bed bugs infestations. However, alarming increase in the bed bugs population & infestations are major health concerns. Bedbugs’ bites are likely to cause a skin infection around the bite area. This results in excessive itching and scratching. It can be severe if you have any allergies therefore consulting a family doctor is always advised. You’re at risk of bites from bedbugs if you’re in places where people come and go often, such as apartment buildings, dorm rooms, homeless shelters, hotels, cruise ships, trains, buses, and refugee camps. Below is the list of some key facts you should know about bed bugs:
Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.
They are about the size of an apple seed.
They can be found in a variety of environments, including homes, hotels, and apartments.
They are not known to transmit disease.
They can cause a variety of health problems, including skin irritation and allergic reactions.
They are incredibly difficult to eradicate.
They can hide in a variety of small spaces, including cracks and crevices in walls and furniture.
They can survive for several months without a blood meal.
They are highly mobile and can easily spread from one location to another.
They are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide.
They are often found in beds and other areas where people sleep.
They typically come out at night to feed.
They are most active at night.
They are not limited to dirty environments.
They can be found in clean environments as well.
They can hide in mattresses, box springs, bed frames and headboards.
They can also hide in furniture, floors, baseboards, and walls.
They can hide in electrical outlets and switch plates.
They can hide in picture frames and window casings.
They can hide behind wallpaper, and in the cracks of ceilings and floors.
They can hide in laundry baskets, suitcases, and other items.
They can be transported from place to place through used furniture and clothing.
They can also be transported by people traveling.
They can be transported by pets and other animals.
They have been found in movie theaters, public transportation, and other public places.
They have been found in hospitals and nursing homes.
They can be effectively controlled with chemical & heat treatments. Vacuuming & Steaming can also be useful in some situations.
Some Common Reasons When Bed Bugs Treatments Do Not Work:
1. When preparation for bed bugs treatment is not done properly.
2. Application of Pesticide at less rate than label dose may not kill bugs but can be a cause of resistance of bed bugs against that chemical.
3. If appropriate time for the follow up treatment is not followed. This is important to break the life cycle of bed bugs.
4. After treatment if you do not wait to allow enough time for a Pesticide to work.
5. When hiding & resting area of bed bugs in cracks & crevices of bedframes, furniture etc. is overlooked at the time of treatment.
6. Ignore to treat adjacent apartments & rooms in multi-dwelling housing or hotels.
ASA Pest Control is a professional pest control company that specializes in the elimination of bed bugs. They use a variety of methods to control and eliminate bed bugs, including heat treatment, chemical treatments, vacuuming, and other effective techniques.
One of the key ways that ASA Pest Control helps with bed bugs control is by conducting a thorough inspection of the infested area. This inspection allows the company to identify the specific areas where bed bugs are present, as well as the severity of the infestation.