Bed Bugs are a well known pest that has received a lot of attention over the last decade. You probably already know the common facts: they are hard to get rid of, they cause itchy red bumps, they feed off humans in their sleep, they are likely found in or around furniture. During the Summertime, we tend to see a spike in bed bug cases. We’ve decided to compile a few facts that you probably didn’t know about bed bugs.
84% of professional pest control companies were initially contacted about bed bugs before identifying them as a different bug completely. Bed bugs are hard to identify without knowing exactly what to look for and where to look. Therefore, they are often misidentified as bed bugs, when they are in fact a different bug, most likely fleas.
Most Commonly Infested Buildings
Bed bugs can be found in a variety of different places, more than just your own home. Here are a list of the most commonly infested places:
- Single-Family Homes
- Nursing Homes
- Schools & Day Care Centers
- Office Buildings
- Public Transportation
- Movie Theaters
Bites Are More Noticeable Than The Bug
In most reported cases of bed bugs, the bites were the first sign of an infestation. More than likely, you won’t be able to spot a bed bug on your own, but you will notice red itchy bumps on your skin. If you have discovered mysterious red itchy bumps that you seem to get during your sleep, it could be a sign of a bed bug problem. Don’t bother trying DIY methods, as you could make the infestation worse, just contact Scout Pest Control.
Most Unexpected Places To Find Bed Bugs
We’ve talked about the most common places that bed bugs are likely to be found, but now let’s talk about the unexpected places that bed bugs have been found. They are most typically in mattresses, headboards, coaches, bed frames, etc. But the most uncommon places include purses, wheelchairs, airplanes, school buses, hospitals, and even tableside lamps.
Bed Bugs Are Tough
They don’t just say bed bugs are hard to get rid of for no reason, these pests can survive for months without a meal, and they can also survive temperatures from well below freezing up to as high as a hundred and fifteen or a hundred and twenty degrees! They are also resistant to most common insecticides and require special methods and products to eliminate them. This is why professional pest control help is the best way to treat bed bugs.
If you’re searching for a residential or commercial pest control company in Huntsville, Madison, or surrounding areas, contact Scout Pest Control here. For more tips on how to defend your home against bed bugs, click here.