Bed Bugs Continue to Pose Problems For People

Bed bugs are continuing to create problems for people, especially in high population densities link hotels, college dorms and apartment buildings. These types of pest control problems are why residents need to consider hiring professional exterminators to get rid of bed bugs, termites, ants, cockroaches, and other nuisance pests.

We are not the only company seeing an increase in bed bug problems, Assured Environments is also seeing this problem as evidenced by their recent press release.

There is a growing bed bug problem in colleges and universities across the nation. Bed bugs have made a resurgence and experts say it will be almost impossible to find a university unaffected within the next two years

Identifying Bed Bugs:
Bed bugs are wingless insects that are dark or reddish brown in color. Their extremely flat bodies can grow as large as an apple seed and are just under ¼” long. They are notorious for feeding on prey that are resting or sleeping.

Symptoms and Signs:
Bites on the body are the most common sign of bed bugs. They can appear as several welts and often in a zigzag line. The upper torso is the most common bite area. The welts can be extremely itchy and specks of blood will be visible on bedding.

How They Are Introduced:
These pests typically “hitchhike” from place to place as people travel. They make their way into campuses by fitting into folds of luggage, coats, bedding, furniture, folded clothes and more.

Read the entire press release at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pest-control-on-campus-kicking-bed-bugs-out-of-dorm-rooms-300147207.html

This information is spot on as we are also seeing an increase of bed bugs in dorms throughout Southern New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland. Speaking with other exterminators throughout the country, we can say that the feeling is unanimous, many exterminators are coming to same conclusions.

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What exactly are bed bugs? This Pest Control Baltimore has a superb, simple description that can be found on their website:

Bedbugs are insects that feed off the blood of other animals or humans. They are small, oval, brownish but their bodies change after they have fed. They become larger, due to swelling and become more of a red color. Bedbugs do not have the capability of fly however they do crawl quickly. Bedbugs are a difficult insect to control because females lay hundreds of eggs and they are extremely small to see.

The DailyJournal.net just published an article backing up our observations. And as anyone that has experienced a pest control problem like bed bugs, they’ll be the first to confirm that these pests are tough to get rid of. We have seen cases similar to William Huth where the infestation of bed bugs has come from places you’d least expect – movie theaters and clothing stores.

“The bed bug issue is out of control right now,” said William Huth, owner and operator of Trio Pest Control in Greenwood. “I probably go out on calls for bed bugs five or six times a week. Aside from houses, apartment complexes are probably the most common.”

Huth has been in the business for nearly 20 years. During the past 10 years, the bed bug problem has gotten worse, and the pests aren’t isolated to homes, he said. He’s been called to hotels and motels, clothing stores and a movie theater in Johnson County, he said.

 

Read the complete article at: http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/local_story/Experts-Bed-bug-numbers-on-ris_1442878396

One great line of defense in trying to prevent bed bugs is to utilize a bed liner as illustrated in Diane Mastrull’s article, “Bedliner may help prevent guests from bedbug pests

No Secret Service perimeter will keep them out. But a mild-mannered Montgomery County businessman with degrees from Amherst, Oxford and Harvard says he has a line of defense. “This should be on everybody’s bed who’s putting somebody up,” said Allergy Technologies founder H. Augustus “Gus” Carey.

He was referring to his company’s ActiveGuard, believed to be the only insecticide-impregnated mattress liners that can prevent and control bedbugs for up to two years. No sprays. No insect-detection canines. No encasements that trap bedbugs on mattresses and box springs while you sleep – until they rip.

The complete post can be found at: http://articles.philly.com/2015-08-30/business/66037008_1_bedbugs-box-springs-marty-overline

If you find yourself in situation where you are waking up in the morning with little bites (in pairs), then you may have a bed bug issue. Our recommendation is to contact a local exterminator immediately so they can assess the situation. In the case of bed bugs, speed is a must. The sooner you act, the sooner you cut of the rapid expansion of the bed bug population in your home.

photo credit: Pest Control Baltimore

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