Bed Bugs are biting back! Bed Bugs are very small, expert hiders and primarily feed on human beings. They can reach about a ¼ inch in length and have flat, oval-shaped, wingless bodies. They are reddish-brown in color and may be mistaken for ticks or small cockroaches. They have no natural means of defense other than their speed and ability to hide. They can remain dormant between feedings for over a year.
On average Bed Bugs will bite the human host up to 5 times in one night before going back to the nest. Multiply that times 100 Bed Bugs and whoever is in the bed has been bitten 500 times in one night. Add in the fact that they won't feel a thing while its happening and you will have one upset person in the morning. Some people are hypersensitive to these insect bites and records have indicated permanent scarring, hospitalizing allergic reactions. Each person reacts differently every time they are bit. One thing we do know most people's reactions worsen with each bite. With the amount of impact Bed Bugs have on people physically, mentally, and emotionally it's no wonder everyone is getting itchy and many are suing!!
As long as Bed Bugs exist and people are exposed to them the only way to control them is by being proactive! There is much debate on the subject of Bed Bugs and their ability to spread diseases.
Why here? Why now?
There are many suggested reasons for the return of bed Bugs in America today but here are some of the leading
The strong chemicals were banned
DDT has a thirty year residual effect. DDT was banned on December 31, 1972 which means it was killing insect's right into the turn of the century. The Bed bug problem started to reoccur in the late 1990's and into the turn of the century. World travel
Many countries have Bed Bugs and the people just resign themselves to live with the pain & suffering. In today's global economy many people travel for business and pleasure. Along the way Bed Bugs hitchhike on clothes, suitcases, and even infest airplanes. Upon return home people
unknowingly bring with them these unwanted hitch hikers which then start new
Immigration Due to different standards of sanitation and tolerance many people knowingly and unknowingly live with Bed Bugs. When they come to the U.S. they bring them along. There has been a significant rise in immigration in United States which adds to the increase and spread of Bed Bugs nationwide. As long as people are sleeping or working in your facilities, you are exposed to Bed Bugs. The only way to find a single bug, egg or any sign that can lead to infestation is by
Myth Vs Fact
Many people thought that Bed Bugs were just fictitious characters used in old wives tales, but really when your mother said "sleep tight, don't let the Bed Bugs bite" she wasn't joking. People born after 1945 have probably never seen a Bed Bug until recently. Some people mistake Bed Bugs for something else or think they will just go away by themselves. This is a perfect recipe for a huge infestation.
Known Symptoms: Anxiety-Insomnia-Physical & Emotional Trauma-Infection of Bite Areas Skin Irritations-Scarring-Increased Blood Pressure Due to Anxiety Hypertension From Stress Due to the Lack of Sleep