Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs were nearly eradicated in the United States a few decades ago, but have made a reappearance. With more international travel and the banning of DDT, bed bugs have very little to slow them down. They are native to Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia, but hitchhike in the luggage of travelers. The problem is that they can hibernate for months at a time, until the time is right to start laying eggs again.

These pests are tiny – so tiny that you don’t even know they’re there until the infestation is out of control. They look somewhat like a flat tick, so it is easy to misidentify them. In addition, they burrow into the seams of your mattress during the day. Heavy infestations will see bed bugs in the joints of the frame, headboard, and baseboards on the floor.

To get rid of bedbugs, fist you should get an inspection to make sure you have them.  Than you will probably have to have a couple treatments from a bed bug control specialist. This is because the eggs, which the bugs lay every day, will stay dormant until any chemical treatment is dispersed and it is safe for the nymphs to hatch. With other bugs, your St. Charles pest control professionals can lay down some chemicals, and they will last until the larvae hatch. Unfortunately, it is a little harder than that to get rid of bed bugs.

In addition, the adult bugs will remain dormant, without food, for months at a time in the seams of your luggage, where they probably hitchhiked in the first place. Once you use your luggage again, they will re-infest your clothing and bedding.

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