Are you getting bed bugs signs? Maybe it’s a cluster of reddish, slightly swollen bumps somewhere on your body. Or it could be those mysterious little blood spots on your pillows and sheets.
Regardless of the signs you are getting, you know that you must take immediate action. I am sure you share my lack of sentiment when it comes to critters sucking your blood as you sleep.
More or less, here is how things unfolded. Sometime in 1995, people began realizing that things were biting them while they slept. Turns out those things were bed bugs. It was the beginning of the bed bugs signs.
“But didn’t we crush the bed bug empire in the 1940s and 50s?”, you ask. As a matter or fact we did. Now they are back – and with a vengeance. One aspect of that vengeance is their immunity to many of the pesticides that were effective bed bugs killers in the past.
One of the most effective pesticides of that era was DDT. It is now banned. Although DDT got the job done, turns out it was also doing a job on the human physiology.
Experts believe this latest bed bug resurgence is a result of increased international and domestic travel, bans on various insecticides and increase in close quarter living.
Bedbugs are excellent hitchhikers. They hitch rides on people, luggage, linens, furniture and more. They are also capable of walking long distances. Using this ability, they can walk from apartment to apartment or house to house.
These pests are constantly looking for warm-blooded bodies. This is one of the reasons why hotels and motels have been hit so hard. On one hand, the high people-traffic increases the possibilities of transporting bed bug stowaways. On the other hand, there are always lots of hosts available.
Believe me when I say that this is a hugely un-welcome return. Bed bug bites have the potential of causing more serious physical and mental health issues. You owe to your family and yourself to learn as much as you can about this pest.
Rolling Up Your Welcome Mat
If you even think you have seen bed bugs signs, you need to act immediately. Roll up your welcome mat and eradicate these blood-sucking parasites. Go into Terminator mode and don’t stop your search and destroy mission until you have wiped out every trace of them.
In order to do this, you will need to implement a good bed bugs treatment plan. It doesn’t matter whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a professional. It’s still important that you have some knowledge of the habits and activities of these bugs.