Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!
When growing up as a kid, mom used to tuck us in and pray for us and then make this statement. Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite! I’m sure a large quantity of us have heard this statement at some point in our lives. I used to ask why she would make that statement and she would basically tell me not to worry about it that bed bugs were a myth. I accepted that for the truth and never worried about them until recently. Actually, about six years ago we started taking calls about bed bugs and I had to stop and research this issue. Bed bugs were a problem in the past but seemed to disappear for years! Bed Bugs are for real and are becoming a huge issue worldwide! We believe that here in the United States bed bugs just about completely disappeared. We believe that bed bugs started becoming more prevalent after so much travel to the Middle east during all the conflicts. Wherever they came from the fact is that we are experiencing infestations in many places now.
It is imperative to educate yourself on how to identify what they look like or signs of where they may be. Bed bugs only grow to about a 1/4 inch in length, After a feeding, bed bugs turn a reddish brown. Bed bugs are oval shaped and flat. They are excellent at hiding. Bed bug feces is black and will leave black spots where they hide or will literally squeeze into tight spaces squeezing their feces out. Again the feces is blackish in color.
Bed bugs show up in hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, college dorms, daycare, basically anywhere host are. Host being ourselves and pets.I have researched about if pets can be a host and have found that yes, animals can be a host. We have also found bed bugs in used furniture and used clothes. I highly recommend thoroughly looking over a hotel room before unpacking. I also recommend treating any used furniture before bringing furniture into your home. Used clothes should be washed in hot water and dried with high heat.
Bed Bug infestations are growing and growing. Again educate yourself on what to look for and how to possibly prevent infestations. Call or email us today for treatment options.