If you're like many children, your parents tucked you in at night with the words, "Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite." For a long time, bed bugs were rare in developed countries and this was simply a quaint saying from long ago. Unfortunately, these nasty little critters have made a strong comeback recently. Bed bugs aren't only a problem in the third world or for the very poor. You can get them from hotel rooms, used furniture, or even on public transportation. If you even suspect you have bed bugs, you should take immediate action. Otherwise, the problem can quickly spiral out of control.
Bed bugs are small insects that live in places such as furniture, rugs, luggage, clothing, and other materials. Their sole source of nutrition is blood from warm-blooded animals. They love beds primarily because their favorite prey (that's you) sleeps in them. The awful thing about these creatures is that they can live unseen for a long time and lay their eggs almost anywhere. These insects live on blood. They tend to bite people at night while they're sleeping. Although they can also feast on pets and other animals they prefer humans. You can acquire these unwanted guests in a number of ways.
Some people are more sensitive to bed bug bites than others. The most common symptom is a red welt that may be itchy. Fortunately, these bites are usually harmless. Bed bugs at least don't spread diseases. However, some people are allergic to their bites and may experience severe welting and itching.
Benjamin Franklin's adage "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" applies to bed bugs as much as illnesses. If you take certain precautions, you can minimize your chances of ever having to deal with these awful entities.
Bed bugs are arguably the toughest pests in the world to get rid of. They are hard to see, nocturnal, and quite resilient.
As a brief Google search will reveal, there's no shortage of bed bug solutions. Unfortunately, they almost never work.
Self-help solutions are rarely effective when it comes to bed bugs. They are prolific breeders so even if you manage to kill most of them, there's a good chance that there are still eggs waiting to hatch. You may think you've solved the problem only to have them return a few weeks later.
One of the worst things about bed bugs is that if you don't deal with the problem promptly, they will breed and you may soon experience an infestation of nightmarish proportions. The more bed bugs there are, the harder it will be to get rid of them.
Bed bugs are a problem that requires professional help. An experienced pest control operator will be able to identify the problem and suggest the best option for bed bug control. If you're not familiar with bed bugs, you may not know what to look for. Very often, you don't actually see the bugs until the infestation has gotten quite severe. Bites can be hard to differentiate from fleas or mosquitoes. The pest control service can confirm if you have bed bugs. If so, they will recommend the best treatment and give you an estimate.
If you have bedbugs or suspect that you might, Cal-Cam Termite and Pest Control is a Lake Charles pest control company that can diagnose and get rid of your problem. We also deal with other pests such as termites, roaches, ants, and rodents.