August 26, 2014
Knowing the Enemy: Bed Bugs
Nothing is quite as nasty as the common bed bug. Moreover, nothing is quite as unpleasant as a bed bug infestation and the discomfort it creates for homeowners. Unfortunately, bed bug season is coming up! Do you know how to detect a bed bug infestation, or even why one happens in the first place? Arm yourself with knowledge: read this article, courtesy of the experts at Bozarjian Pest Control, to get a better understanding of these critters so you’ll know when to call Richie the Bug Man for help.
- Behavior- All bed bugs are nocturnal. Under certain cool conditions, adult bed bugs can survive for a whole year without feeding, though warmth will dramatically reduce their lifespan (which is why they tend to thrive in the fall and winter. Their nests, which are typically built near animals they feed on, can be detected by the smell of rotten raspberries — generally speaking, though, the most common means of detection is waking up with itchy, reddened marks that a doctor will diagnose as their bites.
- Home- The number of recorded bed bug infestations on the North Shore — and all over the U.S. — has been on the rise for almost two decades now. This is likely due to pesticide resistance being built up in certain home-dwelling pests. They lay eggs in furniture, clothing, and pet homes; anywhere with a dark crevice, and even fabric seams. They can be carried in by guests, and are increasingly present in air travel.
- Danger- Bed bugs feed exclusively on blood. Their bites cause skin rashes, allergic symptoms, and, perhaps worst of all, difficulty sleeping!
Don’t let the bed bugs bite! Call Richie the Bug Man at the first sign of an issue: 781-350-4170. Get your bed bug problem solved and keep your home worry-free.
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