There are a number of pests that can make their way into homes. One of the most annoying pests homeowners could deal with is bed bugs for several reasons. These pests often come out at night while people are resting and then feed on them because feasting on blood is what keeps them alive and thriving. Some people react to their bites while other people do not. Some people end up with swollen welts and rashes as a result of their bites while other people do not even realize they have them because they are not responding to the bites. These pests can easily spread, take over the home, and cause a lot of itching, frustration, and sleepless nights.
Why Are Bed Bugs Making a Comeback?
Although these insects have lived in the United States for quite some time, they were nearly eliminated from the country back in the 1940s because of the pesticides that were once used to kill them. In recent years, however, they have started to make a major unwanted comeback. The cause of the comeback would include a ban on certain pesticides that were once used to kill the bed bugs.
Aside from the ban on specific pesticides, more people are traveling back and forth, and travel is one of the easiest ways for these pests to travel because they tend to crawl inside luggage and hide out there. If you have them in your home, there is a good chance they made their way inside the property by traveling on something you own, such as a suitcase or backpack.
What Do These Bugs Do?
Bed bugs feed on blood. They mate fairly quickly and the females can lay several eggs each day. It may not sound like a big deal, but they can spread so quickly that you are suddenly finding them all around the home – not just in the bed. For example, they may be found in dresser drawers, on clothing, between couch cushions, and even in bathrooms. It all depends on the severity of the infestation. It is for that reason it is so crucial to take action as soon as you spot evidence of an infestation, which would include seeing the pests themselves, experiencing bites at night, and finding their exoskeleton casings.
Is It Possible to Completely Remove Them?
Bed bugs have managed to evolve over the years. They are considered a bit stronger than they were several decades ago. They are resistant to certain pesticides. Some people may attempt to use those pesticides that are ineffective while trying to treat the problem on their own. It is possible to completely get rid of bed bugs, but there are certain steps that should be followed properly. Relying on pest control services offered by professionals is one of the most important things you can do if you want to get back to enjoying sleeping and not stressing about getting bit.
A pest control specialist may provide a number of specialized treatment options designed to help remove the bed bugs from the home. They may use a combination of pesticides that are known for their effectiveness at eliminating these specific pests. Some pest control specialists offer a heat treatment that may include the use of an infrared heater to raise the temperature in the home and kill the entire cycle of bed bugs that may be living in your home. You may want to choose a treatment based on effectiveness, the number of sessions required, and the overall cost of the services.
Many people silently deal with these pests because they are embarrassed and do not want to tell others about the infestation. However, speaking out and contacting a pest control company is the best decision to make when you have bed bugs in the home because the problem usually will not go away on its own.