Why Bed Bugs in Elizabethtown Can't Beat the Heat
July 16, 2019
Summertime sure is hot and people are taking advantage of the kids being out of school and taking family vacations. Some people who go on vacation come back with unexpected guests. No matter if you go to a hotel, or have a child spend the night at a friend’s house, you may accidentally pick up hitchhikers who come home with you.
Bed bugs become more active in the heat and, with people traveling more, it allows them to spread from home to home. If you go to a hotel, a friend’s house, or elsewhere that has bed bugs, they can get on your clothing, in your suitcase or purse, or on your other belongings, and hitch a ride with you.
They can also hitch a ride with other travelers. Which means, if you’re taking a plane, train, bus, or even utilizing a rideshare company, you can pick up bed bugs from other travelers.
Here are a few facts concerning bed bugs:
Bed bugs in hotels are on the rise.
They can be resistant to chemicals found in some of the usual treatment methods people use.
The common bed bug lays hundreds of eggs that are hard to spot because they are as small as a speck of dust.
Female bed bugs can lay 200 to 250 eggs in their lifetime. Their eggs hatch in 6 to 10 days.
Bed bugs do not transmit disease.
However, they feed on human blood and it typically takes 5-10 minutes for them to engorge themselves with blood.
They can survive up to five months without a blood meal.
You can see how easy it is to get bed bugs, even in Elizabethtown, and how quickly they can spread. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, it could be easy to miss signs of bed bugs. They lay a lot of tiny, undetectable eggs that hatch quickly. Which means a small problem can quickly turn into a larger problem and infestation.
What is a safe way to get rid of bed bugs?
Heat treatments are an effective countermeasure against bed bugs because they allow untreated areas to remain operational. Most treatments are completed in one day and they are non-toxic. This allows structures to become inhabited immediately without the worry of odorous smells left behind because there are no chemicals used.
This method kills bed bugs in all stages of their development. And best of all, the untreated areas of your home, hotel, dormitory, health care facility, or other establishment, may remain operational. When you utilize the heat treatment method to remove bed bugs, you will not need to throw away expensive furnishings. This method is safe and effective.
With our one-day heat treatments, bed bugs can literally be here today and gone tomorrow. So, if you’re looking for a summer without bed bugs, call Action Pest Control. We will gladly provide a free, no-obligation inspection, conducted by one of our highly trained professionals. If you have a problem, we can sit down with you and devise a plan to help eliminate bed bugs, or any bugs, that are pestering you. It’s our job to keep you and your family safe from whatever is bugging you. Give us a call and let us get started.
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