How do Bed Bug Epidemics Start?

Since bed bugs inflict numerous bites that cause extreme skin irritation, mainly itchiness and swelling, it seems unlikely that a person could live within an infested home and not realize it, but recent research says otherwise. Not long ago, a study was conducted that aimed to trace the source of bed bug epidemics. Since bed bug infestation rates are…

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Should Bed Bug-Infested Clothing be put in the Washer and Dryer?

To put it simply, bed bug infestations cannot be eradicated from homes by means of over-the-counter insecticides, baits or sticky traps, no matter what a product’s advertisements may claim. Unfortunately, there also does not exist any do-it-yourself methods of eliminating bed bug infestations, as only the most cutting-edge pest control methods used by professionals have a proven track record of…

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Bed Bugs May Be Capable Of Spreading A Pathogen

Researchers Believe That Bed Bugs May Be Capable Of Spreading A Potentially Deadly Pathogen To Humans Numerous arthropod pest species in the United States are well known for feeding on human blood, the most common of which include ticks, mosquitoes, horse flies, biting midges, kissing bugs, fleas, chiggers, and bed bugs. With the exception of bed bugs, all of the above…

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Living Within A Bed Bug Infested Home Can Make People Sick

Researchers Learn That Living Within A Bed Bug Infested Home Can Make People Sick Bed bugs are unique among insect pests due to their preference for human blood meals, and the psychological toll that infestations take on those who have experienced them. When bed bugs began to reemerge after a long absence in the United States, pest control professionals…

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Skin Reactions To Bed Bug Bites Vary

Skin Reactions To Bed Bug Bites Vary, And Sometimes Bite Wounds Can Lead To Serious Medical Conditions Bed bugs can be found in various harborages within a house, but most dwell within 3 to 7 feet of a bed, couch or any other location where people remain stationary for long periods of time. Bed bugs are largely nocturnal creatures…

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Bed Bug Infested Apartments

Bed Bug Infested Apartments Are Forcing University Students To Sleep In Their Cars These days, bed bug infestations are considered a public health threat, and most states have laws addressing how bed bug infestations should be handled when they occur in rental properties. Landlords in Florida cannot afford to ignore tenant complaints concerning bed bugs, as a new state…

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How Bed Bugs Respond To The Color Of Bedspreads And Sheets

Those who have suffered the stress and discomfort of living in a bed bug infested home likely know from experience that bed bug bites cannot be avoided while sleeping. During the daytime hours when residents are not at home, bed bugs congregate within a variety of indoor harborages, such as between couch cushions, clothes piles, mattress seams, curtains and…

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Can Dogs And Cats Spread Bed Bugs Around Homes?

Arthropod pests like fleas and ticks feed on the blood of humans and many other animals, including dogs and cats. Brown dog ticks dwell naturally in grassy areas, which is why they favor a habitat on residential lawns. When dogs move about on residential lawns, brown dog ticks often jump onto dogs from blades of…

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Hitchhiking Bed Bugs

How Can One Single Female Bed Bug Establish An Extensive Infestation Within A Home? The majority of bed bug infestations start after one, or multiple bed bugs hitch a ride into homes on people’s clothing. Bringing bed bug infested furniture and infested clothing into a home is another common way in which bed bug infestations…

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Medical Conditions In Bed Bug-Infested Conditions

Most people first become aware of bed bug bites several hours after bites are inflicted. A minority of people experience immediate itching and swelling following bed bug bites, and amazingly, some people do not experience symptoms of any kind from bed bug bites, not even itching. Bed bugs do not spread disease to humans, and bed bugs have traditionally…

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Where Bed Bugs Hide

Bed bugs are widely considered to be nocturnal insects due to their habit of feeding on the blood of sleeping human hosts during the nighttime hours. However, categorizing bed bugs as nocturnal pests is somewhat misleading, as bed bugs are well known for their ability to adapt to the schedule of their human hosts. For example, if a person…

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Bed Bugs & PTSD

Research Shows That Suffering Through A Bed Bug Infestation Can Trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Some people experience bed bug infestations within a matter of weeks, or even days after moving into a new house or apartment. At first, people many people notice a few bed bugs here and there, but within a short time,…

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