As experts in bed bug extermination, our team at Absolute Pest Management has seen and heard it all. From the beginning stages to complete infestation, there is very little that comes as a surprise these days. However many situations we fall into, one element generally remains consistent. That element – a lack of knowledge.
While we understand that the topic is not one that many people research, it’s imperative to understand the basics. Here, we’re giving you four things that most people don’t realize when it concerns bed bugs.
Bed bug extermination happens everywhere
One of the most common misconceptions is that bed bugs are found only in specific locations. Generally believed to be city dwellers in dirty environments, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Bed bugs thrive in any environment – clean, dirty, heavily populated, or 5-star resorts – they do not discriminate.
Unlike other insects, you won’t find masses of visible bed bugs running around your house. Chances are, you won’t even feel them biting you. Bed bugs are nocturnal, and their saliva promotes blood flow. So, as you sleep, these insects emerge from mattresses, carpets, walls, baseboards, and so on to feed. However, with the increase of blood flow upon receiving a bite, you won’t feel them either. That is until after the fact, when symptoms range from mild itching to severe pain.
Bed bugs are hardy creatures
After feeding, the insect goes back into hiding for up to five days until it needs to feed again. So, as you search, suspecting you may have a problem, chances are you’ll never see a single bug. These insects are so patient that they’ll survive months in hiding if they don’t have the proper host to feed upon or feel it safe to emerge.
Temperature tolerance is high
Another reason bed bugs prove difficult to eliminate is their resistance to extreme temperature. With the ability to survive in below freezing temperatures, wintertime relief is a thing of the past. Likewise, they can also survive extreme heat (over 100 degrees).
If you suspect a bed bug infestation in your home, the best way to handle the situation is to call in the experts. At Absolute Pest, we provide bed bug extermination that works – the first time. With decades of knowledge and the latest technologies, our team uses multiple methods to successfully treat any area. Depending on the situation, we’ll deem which method will work best.
For more information, contact Absolute Pest today at (800) 600-2263.