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Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Removal

Bedbugs are considered a nuisance and a public health concern for several reasons:

  1. Bites and skin reactions: Bedbugs feed on the blood of humans and animals, usually at night while their hosts are asleep. Their bites can cause a variety of skin reactions, ranging from mild irritation to severe allergic reactions. The bites often result in itchy, red welts or raised bumps on the skin. Scratching the bites can lead to secondary infections.
  2. Psychological impact: Bedbug infestations can have a significant psychological impact on individuals and households. The presence of these pests can cause stress, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. The fear of being bitten or the stigma associated with having bedbugs can also lead to emotional distress.
  3. Allergic reactions: Some individuals may have allergic reactions to bedbug bites, resulting in more severe symptoms such as swelling, blisters, or hives. In rare cases, people with extreme sensitivities may experience anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
  4. Secondary infections: Scratching bedbug bites can break the skin, increasing the risk of secondary infections. Bacterial infections, such as cellulitis, can occur when bacteria enter the broken skin. These infections may require medical attention and treatment with antibiotics.
  5. Sleep deprivation and fatigue: Bedbugs are primarily active at night, feeding on their hosts while they sleep. Their presence can disrupt sleep and lead to sleep deprivation and fatigue. Lack of proper sleep can affect overall well-being, cognitive function, and productivity.
  6. Potential for disease transmission: While bedbugs are not known to transmit diseases directly, there is a possibility of them carrying pathogens. Although rare, studies have shown that bedbugs can harbor bacteria, viruses, or parasites and potentially transfer them through their bites or fecal matter. However, more research is needed to fully understand the extent of disease transmission by bedbugs.

It’s important to promptly address bedbug infestations through professional pest control methods to minimize the risks associated with their presence and to ensure the effective eradication of these pests.

Action Termite and Pest Control’s Bed Bug Control Experts have been featured on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, Forbes, Fox Philly and many more media outlets!

 

Q:  Where do bed bugs come from?

A:  Bed Bugs have been with humans since we first moved into caves in antiquity.  Bed Bugs first fed on bats living in caves and found that humans are a suitable host.

Q:  How do you check for bed bugs?

A:  Unhappy families and for commercial properties unhappy residents, the loss of income and the expenditures for Bed Bug Control are on the rise.

Bed bugs particularly like to hide in wood and fabric.  They hide in cracks and crevices, narrow spaces and voids in proximity to where humans sleep or rest such as: beds and bed frames, nightstands, dressers, desks, recliners and sofas.  Heavier infestations spread behind baseboards, in window and door casings, and other hiding places further from the bed including items attached to walls and ceilings, pictures, electrical switch plates, smoke detectors, loose wallpaper, in the pleats of drapes, and the upholstery of furniture.  Bed Bugs can be tough to eliminate.

Q:  What is the best way to get rid of bed bugs?

A:  When researching the most effective way to combat bed bugs, it is easy to see that everyone seems to have a different approach.  Nevertheless, the most effective bed bug control always seems to have several things in common;   the use of bed bug dogs to properly detect an infestation, the application of steam to ensure the killing of the bed bug’s egg stage, the proper application of chemicals in a variety of forms (fogging, dusting, and crack and crevice,) and perhaps the most important step is the preparations made by tenants prior to treatment.

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