In the past, bed bugs were of little concern, and perhaps even considered a problem of the less-than-affluent. But the reemergence of these pests in recent years has created issues in even the ritziest of neighborhoods, and as the years go by bed bugs are becoming more and more common everywhere. Problems have been reported by those dwelling in cities, suburbs or in the countryside and these pests can especially be a hassle for the parents of small children. No one wants to wake up and find that they have been breakfast, lunch and dinner for these unsightly creatures. Many have such bad reactions to these bites that itching can last throughout the day. Obviously, if you think you have encountered such a problem, you are going to want to contact the bed bug treatments professionals.
Because these dreadful pests start off so small, it is easy not to notice their presence. They may appear without warning, because they are so good at traveling from one area to another. Bed bugs are known for infesting a new area after having been transported via luggage, they may even hitch a ride on your shoe! Because of their initial size, it is easy to overlook them and that is, until they bite.
There are several issues that may be encountered in dealing with these pests. After they have established a good-sized colony, it becomes increasingly difficult to get rid of all of them. Bed bugs take little time to proliferate; one female can lay 300 eggs every ten days. In a month’s time, these pests may have developed into a force which requires professional removal. Their small size is another aspect that helps these pests to survive. The fact that these pests can relocate to small, unnoticeable cracks in the wall may make them difficult to find. It is also important to note that they can go for days without feeding.
If you fear that these insects are residing in your home, this is not a problem to be put off. Check your mattress for rust colored spots, which are created by the bugs’ fecal matter and may be an indication that the pests are residing there. As they enjoy living in wooden structures almost as much as those made of fabric, bed bugs may reside in the box spring beneath your mattress or in any furniture frequently occupied by human residents. They cannot be contained simply by changing the sheets or cleaning the mattress. If you find that bed bugs are a problem, it is always best to contact a professional qualified to deal with the situation.
Bed bugs must be controlled through the use of a pesticide especially labeled for the task. If for some reason you plan on taking on an infestation alone, overturn furniture items and expose them to direct sunlight as best you can. Wash any fabrics that had been residing in the same room as the bugs with a strong laundry soap and hang to dry in direct sunlight. Burn or throw away loose papers.