Until recently, you may have thought bed bugs were just a myth. We’ve all heard the old nursery rhyme, “Sleep tight; don’t let the bed bugs bite.”
Bed Bug Infestation Is Expanding, and In the News
We wish we could tell you that it was only a rhyme or a myth, but bed bugs are in the news almost daily now for a reason. Bed bugs have recently experienced a resurgence and have become a real nuisance for hotels, college dorms, cruise ships, hospitals, nursing homes, homes and apartments. They’ve even been found on public transportation, such as buses, commuter trains and airplanes. And, they’ve been found in every class of hotel from the shady to the most luxurious. (They are often found in resort areas frequented by tourists.)
Bed Bug Infestation Can Go Unnoticed Until the Problem Has Progressed
Adult bed bugs are very small, about the size of a tick. In fact, they are often mistaken for ticks or small cockroaches, so we do not always get a call for an infestation as soon as we might like. It is important to call a pest professional right away if you suspect bed bugs so that we can begin treatment immediately. Bed bugs are quite prolific and multiply rapidly. A bed bug infestation requires the assistance of a pest professional and is not something a homeowner can rid on their own. That’s why you ApolloX Pest Control. We have been specially trained to inspect a room thoroughly for the presence of bed bugs and to target treat the sites where they are located.
Harm Caused by Bed Bug Infestation
If there is any good news about bed bugs, it is this. To date, there has been no disease transmission concerns associated with the blood feeding nature of the bed bug. Some people have reactions to the saliva of the bite of the bed bug, not unlike a bee sting or spider bite reaction. Of course, knowing something is feeding upon you at night does not help one sleep better.
How to Stop Bed Bug Infestation Now
If you should have any questions about bed bugs, please feel free to call us at the number closest to you or send an email from our Schedule an Appointment page.