Wednesday, August 09, 2006

How to Find a Bed Bug Eradication Service

How to Find a Bed Bug Eradication Service

Think you've got a big problem with bed bugs, here are some things you just might want to know. First, you need to understand what bed bugs are and what they do. Bed bugs are little small, rust colored bugs with long antennae that feed on the blood of people and animals. After World War II, these bed bugs were very rare in the United States. This was because of a pesticide called DDT, which was highly effective yet banned because it was also highly dangerous. Less effective pesticides as well as increased international travel have contributed to today's bed bug infestations in North America.

Bed bugs often live in mattresses, because they're most active at night and feed on sleeping humans. A bed bug bite is painless while being administered, but can turn into itchy, burning, swollen bumps, welts or blisters. Fortunately bed bugs have not been found to carry infectious diseases like other insects often do.

Characteristics of bed bug infestation include dark spotting on mattresses and furniture. This dark spotting is dried waste left behind from these pests. Bed bugs breed rapidly and have staggering amounts of offspring at a time. Because of this, they easily and quickly spread from room to room and can become an out of control problem.

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