The bed bug is a small parasite that used to be the bane of people everywhere. For a while, this pest problem was controlled by various pesticides that were eventually discovered to be harmful to the environment. However, this method of pest control did result in the elimination of this particular problem in most major countries. Unfortunately, the bed bug is making a comeback, and this irritating little pest can be difficult to eliminate. The first step in this process is consulting with an expert in Bed Bugs Extermination.
The bed bug is a small insect about the size of an apple seed. They are typically brown or reddish brown and tend to stay hidden until nighttime. Bed bugs tend to stay close to their feeding area, and the preferred locations are in the seams of mattresses or the space between the mattress and box springs. Unfortunately, they can also be found in or under headboards, side tables or other areas close by. Spreading out to unusual locations can be one reason this pest is so difficult to eliminate.
Unlike other parasites, most bed bug bites don’t cause more than small welts on the skin. However, they do feed on blood which could be a problem for certain people. Plus, these bites might get infected, cause itching or otherwise become a problem that requires medical attention. Unfortunately, the most difficult issue with bed bugs is the ability to transport them to other locations. These pests can travel in luggage or even the clothing that people wear. Bed bugs have been discovered in the folds of coats, and the cuffs of pants and the wearer had no knowledge that they had an uninvited traveling companion.
The elimination of bed bugs may take several treatments because this pest can hide in areas that might be overlooked. To avoid this possibility, an expert in Bed Bugs Extermination can blanket heavily populated spaces with pesticide while using lesser amounts outside these areas to keep the insect from spreading. This usually means that the areas should be cleaned so that the pesticide will be left in place. To learn more about eliminating bed bugs or other pests contact the experts at Bowman Termite and Pest Management LLC.